Fitting Some Gaming Sessions in Between Time
Many people have busy lives that they cannot always fit in time to be able to relax with the family, leisure time or more importantly, gaming. For myself, juggling a life of University, dedicating time to studying and work, having a weekend job, playing sports, spending time with the girlfriend, Vice President of a society and inputting many hours into Total Revue as well as other schedules make it hard to balance.
I like to spend some gaming time to loosen up an reward myself for a day of hard-work. But sometimes time doesn’t always let you. Here are some tips I’ve been able to use to fit everything in and not lose out on sleep
Work hard, play hard
A fitting quote and follows the order of priority to get things done – if you get all the hard work done now, you can have leisure time after that, knowing everything is done. Fitting in all the other social aspects can be done then added with an hour or 2 of game time.
When at the workplace, do everything you need to do and focus. When there’s work to be done at home, get those done and out of the way for true relaxation – whichever game that may be
Sometimes, fitting in a large gaming session is too much to ask and cannot be done. So why not have some bite-size sessions for that blend of leisure and work. 30 minute sessions or less can work well to relieve some stress. Treat yourself to some time on the consoles (or PC) when you arrive home before you get to the chores etc.
If you’ve got the weekend off or start later on, why not do some late night gaming for a change? Fitting in everything you’ve done might have eliminated your evening but going into the night can be just as much a reliever for yourself as sleeping is. Make sure to fit in the recommended 7 / 8 hours though
Can’t have them all
Sometimes it comes to that time of the year where you just cannot or should not play on them – whether that be exams or tests in education or at work, important work that needs doing for strict deadlines at work, or a time when you need to spend time with the family or your partner. You’ve got a life outside of it and is healthy to stay away from the console from time to time.
Whilst online multiplayer can enhance your experience, I’m referring to offline multiplayer – inviting your partner or siblings to get in on the fun. It can be much better to share the time with your partner (they won’t be excluded for starters). Find a game that is friendly for them – Bomberman Ultra is mine and my partner’s choice of game and is hilariously addictive and fun.
Which ever it is, if you’ve missed that time on your consoles, here are some tips for you to regain that time