Why Are Games So Addicting

Yesterday I had a bad day. We’ve all been there you don’t feel like doing anything! There is laundry piled up, dishes to be washed, floors to be vacuumed, toys to be put away. The list goes on and on. But you can’t find the drive to do any of it. It’s like you know what you should be doing but all you want to do is sit on the couch and play games!

Just a bit of laundry to do :P

Just a bit of laundry to do :P

Yes I said play games. I am not a big TV watcher, I do greatly enjoy it but when it’s just me at home I don’t watch TV anymore. When I try to watch TV I am always interpreted, William needs me or he is playing with a loud toy, or talking/screaming. So I can never watch a whole show and catch every part.

I play games because I can be playing and if William needs me I can just stop. I can tend to him, play on the floor leave the game for 2 mins or 2 hours, and it doesn’t matter. The game is still there I haven’t missed anything!

Gotta get the crops harvested

Gotta get the crops harvested

What do games have to do with my bad day? I feel that when I am really down they help keep my mind off what is bothering me. And they work really well at that! I have been using this method of “dealing” with stress/bad days for a number of years. And it works really well for me, it doesn’t solve my bad day, but it gives my mind a break so that later I can look back and say that “bad day” wasn’t as bad as I though I know next time I can do X, X or X and make things easier/better.

The problem lies in that I LOVE these games! They are so good at keeping my mind occupied that I tend to put off things I should be doing to play my games. I just need to finish this quest than I will get to the dishes!

I am working hard to find balance, this is part of the reason I started this blog. To give me a way to track getting my life and house in order, while still having time to do the things I love (games 🙂

Gotta Break More Candy

Gotta Break More Candy

Do you play any games Online/PC/Gaming console etc, Let me know how you balance it all!

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  1. Here’s some ways that I balance life and games:

    I give myself one or two days a week to play console/ PC games. I like to play games in short bursts and return to them later. And, finally, just living life means I can’t spend every moment playing games.

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