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Daanish Suhail

Daanish Suhail is the Co-Founder of Playo.

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Can You Experience Happiness Through Sports? Yes! And Here’s How and Why

Playing sports also helps you stay focused in life. It helps you devise concrete plans, concentrate deeply, have a sound sleep-work cycle and clears your head of all the unwanted stuff you have been moaning about all your life.

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An average adult’s life revolves around the 8 hours we spend at office and the rest what? Constantly worrying about how well we are doing in life, the household chores, the office deadlines, the boss who haunts us even in our dreams, the love-life that’s going nowhere and much more. We forget to feel happy because our head is as messed up as we are. This International Happiness Day, let’s focus on Sports. Why Sports for Happiness? Can sports make someone happy? How happy can you feel by sweating an hour out at the court? Is it all worth? Too many questions to be answered but don’t worry, because we have it all decoded for you.

Sports helps you destress. What happens when you break a routine and try something new? You start feeling different. Doing the same old routine of sitting in front of the monitor and coding all day might fry your brains. But what happens when you lift a Badminton racket, walk into the court and spend some time playing? Your body starts generating more Dopamine. And why is Dopamine so important? Because it is the “Hormone of Happiness”.

For most of us, a social life becomes a bare nothing after entering into a corporate world. All that we do is, take coffee breaks to inject caffeine to do the magic distressing and get back to the desk in no time. By playing sports, you get to have your own set of “Play-pals”. You not only get to play the sport with them but also helps you build strong and healthier relationships in your life. Sports Apps like PLAYO, not only help you in finding sports venues around you but they also help you find sport lovers. If you think you have got no company to play with, you can always get on to the app and find play-pals to accompany you.

When was the last time you felt proud about yourself? Well, an appraisal at work may lift your spirits but what happens to those days when things don’t work out as you have planned? Your self-esteem drops. The magic that sports does to you is when you start playing it, your confidence level just lifts up and high, that almost makes you feel invincible. Even researches suggest that playing sports increases your self-esteem and makes you happier in life.

Playing sports also helps you stay focused in life. It helps you devise concrete plans, concentrate deeply, have a sound sleep-work cycle and clears your head of all the unwanted stuff you have been moaning about all your life. Most successful people, tend to be happier in life only because of sports which keeps them steadfast.

Well, for adults, it basically acts as a “destressing agent”. Do you have any idea what playing sports does to the kids? First of all, Kids don’t mingle with the crowd easily. Sports acts as an icebreaker for them and helps them build character and attitude. A Research says that, kids who played team sports were found happier in life compared to the kids who did not. Playing sports together as a team helps the kids build good friendship and makes them feel belonged, which is why they tend to be happier. It is also a great activity from their regular routine at school, which helps them exude confidence and helps them do better in their academics as well. It was also found that Sports frees youngsters from all kinds of depression.

Sports as an activity has always freed people from various anxieties, depression, sadness and revived happiness in many lives. Deepika Padukone, one of the leading Bollywood actresses in India was once quoted saying “Two years ago I struggled with depression. I was sinking. I almost gave up. But it was the athlete in me that gave me the strength to fight and never ever give up! “. So what are you waiting for today? Go pick your favourite sport and start playing today. Feel happy like never before and spread happiness wherever you go.

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