If you haven't heard of Pokemon Go by now, then what have you been doing for the past few weeks (seriously)?! Within it's very short lifespan, it's become the biggest online game ever, beating the likes of World of Warcraft (or WoW as it's more affectionately known). I downloaded it as soon as it was available in the UK and have fallen totally head over heels for the game/app.
However, there's been a buttload of hateful negative commentaries about the game all over the internet, which is such a shame. I'm all about promoting positivity here on Nourish ME, so today I'm going to be talking very quickly about why I think Nintendo's new release is actually fab.
1.) It's helped me overcome my anxiety and leave the house. Leaving the house is where my anxiety strikes me hardest, and I tend to avoid it as much as possible, but now I actually look forward to it in the hope of catching some new Pokemon.
2.) I don't remember the last time I walked this much, this frequently. In case you don't know, you can get eggs from Pokestops (usually historical/community places such as nature reserves, old pubs, museums etc) and you have to walk 2, 5, or 10 kilometres to hatch them. We've been heading out on special trips specifically for egg hatching and it's been fab.
3.) I love collecting things. I'm not going to lie here, in my daily life I'm a bit of a hoarder. I've got over 400 books (whoops) and have pretty much every Sims 3 game ever (no regrets there). So getting a chance to collect 250 different Pokemon without having to pay a penny puts a massive grin on my face.
4.) It's given me and my boyfriend the chance to spend a tonne of quality time together, that otherwise wouldn't happen. As I said, we've been taking special trips out to our local towns and have spent a few days just wandering around together, eating lunch in quaint tea shops and getting a good dose of Vitamin D. It's actually (oddly) been something that we've been bonding over, and we're always giving each other heads up for new Pokemon on the scene.
5.) It's made me thankful to live in the countryside. I hate living in the countryside - I only moved here about a month ago and there are SO MANY BUGS I cannot handle it. So, finding out that my current home is basically on top of a Pokestop because of the nature reserve just behind it has been heavenly. All the pokeballs for me.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it, and if you haven't yet downloaded Pokemon Go, then give it a whirl!