Time Management

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone!

With the time that this post is going up, I may as well be encroaching on Rachel’s Tuesday posts. I suppose this is fairly fitting with how busy we’ve been a little lately.


For a couple of bloggers who enjoy writing about playing video games, Rachel and I haven’t been playing too many video games lately.

It’s a bit of a shame, and I’m wondering if it’s partly due to the time of year or if we just really suck at managing our time between the day jobs and other writing to actually sit down and play a game or two. Case in point is how late this particular blog post is being published — I was coming up empty with ideas on what to blog about today when we were planning out this week’s articles.

Lately, however, there hasn’t been a game that really sings for my attention. Of course, we’ve been playing some great games lately — Wargroove, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, going back to the last chapters in Octopath Traveler — but nothing in particular that makes me want to carve out time to sit down and play.

Video games was never something that I wanted to schedule. They were always something that I would turn on to play when I wanted to relax or immerse myself in a different world. They’d be something I would come home to after the day job, something to look forward to that would make the hours at the office go by quickly.

Now, perhaps, I should carve out more time for video games, actually put them in a schedule. For one thing, it would help me not be blank on blog post and publishing it later in the evening. For another thing, some scheduled relaxation isn’t a bad thing, right?

Do you ever find yourself in a gaming slump? How do you find the time to play and enjoy video games? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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Finding the Time

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

Lately, I’ve been struggling to find the time to actually play video games.

Does anyone else have this problem?

To be honest, I think I’ve been playing more video games than I used to because I have this blog as an excuse to play them. It’s like I’m doing research, I’m “working.”

Overall, though, it’s pretty hard to find the time to play games when you’re focused on trying to write a couple of novels, you’re running two blogs, and you work three jobs. The days are limited, the hours are short.

This is partly why there haven’t been that many game reviews on the blog lately. Between my schedule and Kris’s, our gameplay has been slow-going.

I wish I could at least get through one game a week. Or two weeks, depending on how long and in-depth the game is. I want to enjoy the games, not rush through them.

Via Zelda Wikia
It’s times like these that I wish I could play the Song of Time and play all the video games I want.

How do you find the time to fit video games into your schedule?