Personal Narrative: Why I Love To Play Basketball

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I love to play basketball to take mental breaks, get exercise, and to enjoy basketball tactics. Part of the thrill is physical exertion and heightened sensory input. Whenever I play basketball, I enjoy the feeling of pushing myself to move as fast as I can for as long as I can, until I reach my physical limits. But there’s more to it than just the physical activity. When I play basketball, the part of my brain that I use for everyday life shuts off, and a completely new part turns on. Shutting down the stress and pressures, even if for only 30 minutes, is like taking a mental gulp of fresh air. I also enjoy the part of my brain that takes place of the part that shuts down. I gain a heightened and spacial and visual awareness. I see movement