As students we expect to have homework, but we also expect free time to live our lives and do whatever we want. Students live a stressful life and all they want is some free time to play some games and just kick back at times.
For a very few students, giving up the game might be the only way they can avoid the temptations to indulge in one more quest, one more boss, one more random. The vast majority of people, however, need a regular share of R&R. All work and no play leads directly to burnout and a festering resentment for responsibilities that should be your priority.
TSM Bjergsen is the perfect example, he was put down by both his peers and his teachers so he found an escape in video games. He played in secrecy so he wouldn’t he give bullies more tools to harass him with as gaming was frowned upon. Eventually, his depression lead him to lose all desire to attend classes and the bullying became physically painful enough that he barely was able to attend school any longer. Gaming helped him improve as a person mentally and live life to the best.
Top tips for achieving balance: It’s easy to forget you’re not bulletproof. Consider all the basics when you’re trying to figure out how to keep yourself afloat at school.
How to set priorities: We’ll show you how to figure out what’s important and how to use that list to develop a working plan.
Consider temporary alternatives: Some academic challenges simply aren’t compatible with a long-term raiding schedule. Look for more flexible schedules and alternatives that keep you in the game.
Re-evaluate periodically: Don’t wait to bomb a test or sink an entire semester before examining what’s working and what’s not. The questions in this article for parents might sound preachy to your inevitably somewhat defensive ears but hang tough with the brutal honesty. Do you spot any signs you might have bitten off more than you’re comfortably able to chew?