Vacation Return and Trophy Streaks!
Hello all 2 people that read that peruse this blog! (Love both your faces no lie) I return from a vacation to Florida to visit my folks and see my nephews sunburnt and with just a couple of trophies under my belt to keep my streak alive. Something my parents commented on was how happy they were that I spent less time in my room with a game and more time out and a bout with the family, heck I even went out and had drinks while in Tampa I feel like a socialized human being!
But my parents comments did bring up something I think a lot of us gamers struggle with and that is time management when it comes to our gaming habits. As kids we have a little more luxury to play to our hearts content without responsibilities overtaking us and tearing us away from our screen time. Still even today I dont have a kid and a pretty small circle of friends who are also gamers and trophy hunters so while my time is more precious I still have more free time then say a parent or a more socially active adult. Growing up I would much rather play a game then step foot outside and that still holds somewhat true today but now I am aware of this flaw and seek to adjust it. That is not to say that I still dont value my game time or that it is not helpful which brings me back to my trophy streaks.
A while back I set a goal to earn a 100 day streak for trophies on this site. As of writing this I have an 81 day streak going and am inching my way to the finish line and couldn't be happier. This goal has had positive impacts in my life and day to day operations however more so than any other gaming goal I have set myself towards. By earning one trophy a day at least I get some game time for myself without having to totally sink ALL of my free time into gaming and feeling satisfied. So I can take a 30 minute to a 1 hour game session instead of sinking a whole day into a game (Not that I still dont mind doing that). Having this goal and sticking to it has inspired me to start and maintain other personal goals for example I have cut out soda from my diet, stuck to a 30 minute exercise routine, and organized my work time in a more reasonable manner. Is it all do to a gaming schedule and goal? No but it has helped motivate me.
So TLDR: Setting a reasonable daily goal for gaming has helped me set and keep real world goals in my life. How bout you guys adults and teens a like? Have gaming goals helped keep you on track or is that too much structure in your free time? Also big shout out to the Vita which allowed me to grab trophies even while on Vacation to keep the streak alive and made my parents think I was a more sociable human being XD.
Posted by Eva0102
on 01 July 19 at 13:20