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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Readers Comments (3)

  1. I’ve been trying to find that balance ever since starting reviews on my blog. There’s a naggy voice in my head urging me to constantly play something new, rather than just have fun and revisit something I’ve already played. Still working on getting a good balance and not feeling OBLIGATED to play, because that defeats the whole point of it.

  2. I’m in a gaming slump myself. Part of the reason I decided to start doing both book and game content on my blog is because I never wanted to feel like I had to force myself to play something just to write a post. This way, if I can’t get interested in one of my hobbies, I switch to my other one for a while.

  3. I’m not surprised why your so attached to Wargroove, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Octopath Traveler. Those are really great games. If you like Wargroove, I have a feeling that you might also like Advance Wars. In my opinion, it’s another brilliant turn-based tactics video game. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is worth a try as well. And of course, I highly recommend Steamworld Heist.

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