My life is one big balancing act. Some days I’m better at doing that than others but one thing that has helped me keep organized about it all is setting up a bulletjournal (also known as a bujo). I use this to track the important things going on in my life, and recently I’ve even set up schedules for hobbies and video games that I’m cycling through. Why bother? Well, I’m not good at playing just one game. Right now I’m playing WoW, FFXIV, Wurm Online (North and South servers), and Wurm Unlimited. That’s just the MMO side of things.
Combine that with my plethora of hobbies (knitting, reading, spinning, drawing, you get the picture) and then add in friends and family – and it can all be pretty overwhelming. When I’m tired (which is often) I am inclined to just sit and stare at the screen doing absolutely nothing at all until it’s bedtime. That feeling is the worst, because I KNOW my time is limited.
That’s where I’m at. Constantly balancing things and re-balancing them so that I actually get something done in the slot that I have available. Is it working? I feel like it is, I’ve managed to keep up with my knitting projects, the blog is going well, I get some reading done, I do a little gaming. Do I feel any less stress? Yes. I certainly do. I have a plan, and those times when I can’t think of what I want to do, I refer to the plan. If I don’t follow things I don’t stress about it, either. It’s meant as a guideline, not a hard rule.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!