Christmas and Chess Therapy

If you're a chess player and struggling this Christmas (or in life in general), chess can be a form of therapy for you. Creativity, says the experts, is one effective way to stave off depression because it leads you to become oblivious to the passage of time. In chess, there's much creativity and the effort involved in mastering the activity can be so gripping. The game also reveals a lot of metaphors for self understanding and life in general that could be helpful to one's psychological well being.