Entertaiment is a great way to take a break from a monotonous or stressful schedule. It can be done through television, online video platforms, social media, and sports activities. It relaxes the mind and body, refuels the energy tank, and helps the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine.

Entertainment can be public or private, involving scripted performance, such as theatre or opera; or unscripted and spontaneous, such as a football match or a children’s game. A familiar form of entertainment may also inspire a retelling in another medium, such as music or film. For example, Scheherazade, a story from the Persian professional storytelling tradition about a woman who keeps her husband alive by telling him stories, has been retold numerous times in different forms, including orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, a film directed by Pasolini and an innovative video game.

Entertaining activities and programs can distract one from a boring or stressful schedule, lighten the mood, and add fun to life. Besides, it can help the brain to realease seratonin, dopamine and other chemicals.