The most popular form of entertainment for many youngsters is video gaming. Nowadays, most teenagers love to sit in front of their Xbox rather playing games. Even while traveling they accompany their video games among them. The effect of video games on your brain is similar to the effect of wine on your health. So, it has both negative and positive effects on your health.

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Video games are not associated with high risk of mental health problems. But the addition of these games can lead to severe mental health problems. it can change your brain’s physical structure by strengthening the nerves muscles.


Here we present the pros and cons of video gaming that every teenager should be aware of;


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When you play video games, it gives you a brain exercise. Just like in many video games, mostly the skill required to win the game involves a high level of thinking which is not been taught at your school. Some of the benefits are:

• When you play games like Angry bird, cut the rope and many more of this kind, then you try to come up with creative ideas to win. This builds up your logical thinking and problem-solving techniques.

• Video games prime your brain to make quick decisions, fast analysis and even also let you think quickly.

• Video gaming help in building up your concentration levels and also in memorizing at a fast pace.

• Video games direct you to how to respond to challenges, frustrations and even encourages you to take risks.

• It helps in increasing your self-confidence and self-esteem as you are master of games. It makes you more confident in facing difficult situations and challenges.


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Even moon has a dark side so, video games will also have a negative effect on your mental health. It has the power to damage your brain and behavior. The dark side of video games can be analyzed in the following points:

• The violent video games can lead to aggression in teenagers. These games develop aggressive thoughts and make you violent in most situation.

• Being in front of video games all the time rather playing outside can lead to social isolation. Then there will be no physical activity which can further lead to obesity.

• The most serious effect of video games is the poor academic performance in your school. Its addiction can make you so tired and will skip your homework which will further lead to lower grades.

• Video games also teach you wrong values also.

• By spending your most of the time on video games can lead to a number of health problems such as obesity, postural disorder, lack of sensation in elbows, shoulders, and hands.

Happiness adds the meaning and purpose of living, the aim, and human existence. It comes in many different ways and for different reasons. But at the same time, many things can make many individuals unhappy nevertheless where they live, losing a sweet home or even a love and dear ones or going on without essential necessities. Happiness is not just about money though it’s a part of it also includes a healthy life, freedom of choices, having someone to hope, free from corruption, etc.


If you want to happier then pack your bags and spend your vacations in the following countries, where you can really see how people live their lives happily;


Every year the World Happiness Report is released which rank the countries by their happiness levels measured by certain variables. The six variables that this report take into account are;
• GDP per capita
Healthy lifestyle
• Social support
• Trust
• No corruption
• Freedom to make decisions in life and generosity

Here’s a look at happiest countries in the world :


1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Denmark
4. Iceland
5. Switzerland
6. Netherlands
7. Canada
8. New Zealand
9. Sweden
10. Australia
11. Israel
12. Austria
13. Costa Rica
14. Ireland
15. Germany
16. Belgium
17. Luxembourg
18. United States
19. United Kingdom
20. United Arab Emirates


Now, there are some countries which are recognized as the happiest one.
The following countries are not according to the six measuring variables considered by the World Happiness Report so, they are declared to be the less happiest countries in the world.


1. Burundi
2. Central African Republic
3. South Sudan
4. Tanzania
5. Yemen
6. Rwanda
7. Syria
8. Liberia
9. Haiti
10. Malawi



And the saddest part is that India has not been found anywhere in the above list. India has been ranked as 133rd in the World Happiness Report because it does not satisfy the six measuring variables given by the report such as GDP per capita, generosity, the absence of freedom of corruption, freedom to take decisions in life, healthy lifestyle, etc.

Your mind is thinking all the time, even if you are not aware of it. It is working 24 hrs and 365 days of the year. It works when you sleep. Your mind is generating thoughts continuously. Have you ever observe your mind that what is going on in our mind ?? The mind of every person has both the emotions of good as well as bad. Our mind thinks both positive and negative thoughts and it’s natural and normal process.
But if a person thinks too much negative all the time about everything it will be a severe problem for him, because negative thinking can harm the persons emotionally and physically as well.

Look if you think negative a lot it affects your emotions after that it affects your behavior. Have a look at the negative thoughts:-
• I am bad no one loves me
• I am never successful
• I am ugly everyone hates me
• It’s hard to achieve what I want
All these types of thoughts can affect your behavior and emotions if you think them all the day. It can affect your life in a negative way.


Your thinking is loaded with negative thoughts, then it most likely that you are connected with negative feelings and emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety, hatred and many more. You may even feel quite hopeless at times. The way you think affects your emotions and your emotions affect your behavior.


You have to learn how to change your thoughts negative to positive. First, you have to observe that why you are too much negative about everything .why these kinds of thought are coming in your mind. This takes discipline and practice. It is possible to change the way you think, but it does take time and a commitment.
Write positive things and start following them step by step. First decide small thing then after start bigger positive things. Read success stories, good books, motivational videos, warm music, start enjoying everything that you are doing. All this will help you to change your negative thoughts to a positive one.


You have to think that you are totally worthy and you can achieve everything that you are capable of. You have to think how you can achieve anything that you desire. And say it much time in a day louder that I AM CAPABLE OF EVERYTHING, I CAN DO ANYTHING, NO FEAR OF FAILURE. This thing will help you to change your thoughts and mind also. Positive thoughts come to your mind if you do this to yourself.
It’s actually very exciting to know that you can change your thought life, which can change your emotions and behavior. Take some time today to gauge your thought life. What kinds of thoughts are you thinking? Write them down and create your positive affirmation list and recite that list daily.