ChuChuExpress wrote: »
Today, I listened to Heart UK, both the Heart Wiltshire and Heart London stations. It seems that music and The Sims is helping me to cope. As is ACNH.
lauravonawesome wrote: »
I am autistic, also a lifetime Simmer. As to why:
1) I have bad anxiety and, unlike in real life, I can control every little detail of the world around me.
2) socializing in The Sims is predictable and makes sense.
3) infinite do-overs. Mess up a social interaction or life decision? No big deal, just undo it!
Kathykins wrote: »
I've been struggling with anxiety and depression, varying degrees of chronic pain (muscle and joints), diabetes and thyroid illness (which led to an eye condition with double/fuzzy vision and swelling). I've been fighting the powers that be, along with my doctor, almost 15 years. I was to be tried in "every" job possible, to find out what kind of work I could do. Endless testing and trying. It was very stressful and exhausting. Ended up on disability last year. Didn't want to, but found I had no choice.
I'd say gaming in general has been helpful, not only the Sims, although TS is a big part of it. TS can, more than other games really, allow me to relax and control the environment around my sims. They can do things I can't, or never got to do. Its also a bit of a creative outlet for me, with building and creating stuff for the game, mainly for TS1+4.