When You Don't Feel Like Playing Video Games
Like any hobby interest comes and goes. Sometimes all you want to focus your time on is just one thing, and sometimes you don't even want to think about that one thing.
In less vague terms, I'm referring to my recent falling out with video games. I sometimes go through dry spells lasting months where I like I'm forcing myself to care about this hobby, and that's not a fun way to do anything.
Don't get me wrong, aside from pizza, Disney Parks, sleeping, and miniature golf there isn't much that I love more than video games, but lately I haven't had the drive. I was certain that the Nintendo Switch would change all of that, and it did (kinda) but not enough to really move the needle. While I poured a hundred-plus hours into Mario Kart, Breath of the Wild, and Cars 3, I feel like I'm done with games otherwise.
This is a common occurrence, I'm sure, but how do you deal with similar situations? Do you walk away all together and come back when it feels right, or do you just push on through until it isn't a problem anymore?
What's worse is that it's summer time, the most opportune time for myself to be playing games, but I don't want to. People are weird like that, I don't get it.
I'm going to separate myself from games for a bit, aside from writing daily and occasionally uploading a video, that is. But in my free time, I'm going to continue to avoid games until that rush returns. Hopefully it'll come back before Splatoon 2 comes out. I really want to want to play that.