Playing with slime can alleviate stress and anxiety
People are obsessed with slime, and this craze has further enhanced due to the loads of satisfying slime videos on social media. The sound and the texture of slime are so satisfying, which is also known to be a good stress reliever.
Playing with slime is all over the internet. Although slime is not a new concept, but only came to gain popularity with the rise of social media platforms. There are many videos about how to play with slime, make it, or use it to clean dirt particles. But have you ever thought about what does it say about your mental health? Let's find out!
According to Jack Turban, a mental health expert in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, slime has improved mental health. The researchers have found significant positive impacts of slime on the mental health of people. The activity of playing with slime or making or watching videos about them is a part of mindfulness.
The medical experts say that the unique texture and satisfying feel take away a person's mind from anxious and depressing thoughts. The fascination of playing with slime has an impact on our senses. Moreover, the soft texture and soothing sound are also known to be excellent coping skills for those dealing with mental stress the people of all ages.
In fact, many mental health experts have started opting for this technique as a part of their treatment for their patients. The color and sound of slime work similar to that of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). It awakens our senses and takes our minds away from stress.
Now that the mental health experts approve it, too, now it's time to get or make your slime. You don't need to play with slime only if you are struggling mentally. You can also use this practice to relieve your day-to-day stress and fatigue as well.