Escape the Mundane: 5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of an Escape Room - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Escape the Mundane: 5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of an Escape Room

Think outside the box for your next activity for you and your friends or coworkers and reap the benefits of an escape room from bonding to critical thinking.

Are you tired of hanging out at clubs and bars on the weekends and need something new to do? Or does your business need a new fun and exciting team building event?

Think outside the box for your next activity for you and your friends or co-workers and reap the benefits of an escape room from bonding to critical thinking.

1. Encourage Teamwork in an Escape Room

One of the best things about participating in an Escape Room with your co-workers or friends is it encourages a lot of teamwork. You get a set of problems and riddles that you need to solve in order to escape out of the room. This requires lots of communication and bouncing ideas off of each other.

This is especially perfect for co-workers who only work within the same department and need help meeting and collaborating with others from different departments.

2. Enhance Memory Longevity

Working on puzzles and solving problems is a great way to stimulate and increase the capacity you have for your memory.

Escape rooms are a great way to challenge yourself by interacting with different symbols and codes and having to retain that information to solve a complex problem.

3. Feel Rewarded

Solving puzzles is great for the brain because of the dopamine that is released as a reward for the feeling of success. This is what gives you the feeling of gratification when you solve the puzzle and make it out of the escape room.

When you get a dose of dopamine from your brain it helps lift your mood and focuses concentration. This is also why once you have experienced it you will crave more and keep you coming back for more chances to figure out how to escape the room.

4. Improve Your Time Management Skills

If you struggle with completing tasks on time, then going to an escape room is a great way to hone this skill. Usually, you get one hour to escape and in that amount of time, there could be up to 30 different puzzles to solve, so the pressure is on!

You have to figure out how to manage your time well because you don’t have the luxury of taking your time on one puzzle. If you can’t solve it you have to move on to another one and come back to it if time permits. This is also a great way to figure out how to effectively utilize your team by splitting up and using each other’s strengths to your benefit.

5. You Will Definitely Get Your Workout  

Not only will you give your brain a workout, but you will also give your body one too. With only one hour to escape, you will be running around the entire time working on cracking the codes to try and escape the room.

It’s recommended to keep your heart rate up for at least 30 minutes a day doing physical activity, and while participating in an escape room you will be sure to do so, and much more and having a blast while doing it.

What Are You Waiting For?

These are all great reasons for why you and your friends or co-workers should have fun in an escape room, so what are you waiting for?! Go have some fun and experience something new and exciting!

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