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HOW TO RELAX AS A GAME NIGHT HOST

Relax...You Earned it!

After countless hours of planning and many trips to the grocery store (and your local game store) the day is finally here! It's time to host your game night. Your guests will be arriving in a few short hours and you feel like you've thought of everything. We bet there's one last thing you didn't think about - you!


You have been stressing and planning away, probably for days or even a week. Now that game night is upon you, take a few moments to think about how you will relax throughout the night. Hosting a game night is stressful, and you will find yourself feeling that stress several times during game night. To make sure that you stay relaxed and have fun (isn't that why you decided to host a game night?) you will want to have a plan for how to relax during your game night. 

The most important thing to think about is where to go for some privacy. During breaks or downtimes in games, where can you sneak off to for a quick rest? A bathroom or bedroom is your safest bet, especially one with a lock. Once you have identified your oasis, you need to think of some quick yet effective techniques to relax your body and mind.

Below we have collected some relaxation techniques from various places across the internet. We hope you will find them useful and we hope you stay relaxed during your game night. You deserve to enjoy the night too!

 

TOP 5 RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR GAME NIGHT HOSTS

Girl Relaxing

It is advise as old as time but effective nonetheless.

Read more about deep breathing exercises (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)

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A simple, yet effective strategy of focusing on releasing tension, one muscle group at a time.

Read more about muscle relaxation

(Source: McKinley Health Center)

Relaxing in Hammock

Find your happy place, find your happy place (picture an ocean of meeples, it works for us!)

Read more about guided Imagery

(Source: Harvard Health Publishing)

Meditating by the Pool

There is a reason meditation is so popular...it works!

Read more about mindfulness meditation

(Source: Harvard Health Publishing)

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This relaxation session is sure to calm even the most stress game night host!

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(Source: University of Minnesota)

 
 

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