You know you’re absolutely dedicated to something when you forget to eat, forgoing food in order to keep doing that “something”, uninterrupted, for as long as possible.
I love gaming as much as the rest of you. However, as much as I love gaming, it will NEVER replace my first love, which is food 🙂
Taking a break for food isn’t just important because you get necessary sustenance, but your body. needs. a. break. from. gaming! (at least, once in a while).
We’ve all read the tragic headlines, but in case you’ve lived in a cave for the past few years, here are a few just to remind you:
Tragic teen gamer dies after ‘playing computer for 22 days in a row’
Teen video game addict dies after marathon session: report
10 Gamers Who Tragically Died Playing Videogames
Gaming, like all addictive activities, is difficult to reign in and control. If we’re not careful, we become so controlled by our gaming habit that it wreaks havoc on our relationships and our wellness.
According to the psychology website, psychguides.com, “video game addiction is a very real problem for many people.”
One sure sign that your addiction is out-of-control is when you fail to eat. If you’ve reached this point, then STOP right now (well, at least finish reading this article and then STOP right now), turn off the computer, stand up, and go for a walk outside. Help your body reset.
Confession time: When I finally accepted that my gaming addiction was out of control, I started attending a yoga studio once a week that I discovered from a local blogger friend who runs the site readysetwellness.com. Yoga has added some much to my life! Yes, it sounds cheesy, but it is true. I am still a gamer as much as ever, but I’ve achieved a balance and sense of self-control that was lacking for YEARS.