The past few months have unlike anything we have ever experienced before. Many of us have fallen out of our usual routines, and already grown used to living without the same structure that has defined our lives for many years.
Fortunately, life is beginning to return to some semblance of normality. Many businesses are back up and running, which means that great swathes of the population ae expected to return to the office.
While this is good news, it can be difficult to get used to the idea of returning to our usual routines – particularly if you have been making the most of your time at home to indulge in your gaming habits.
If you’re one of these people, these tips will help you.
Prepare for the Adjustment Period
No one expects you to adjust overnight – it always takes time to get used to the new schedule. In the days and weeks leading up to your return to work, get into the habit of setting your alarm earlier, getting up and dressed before the start of your workday, and going to bed at a reasonable hour.
By the time your first day back comes around again, you will be better prepared for an earlier start.
Don’t Be as Competitive as You are Used to Being
It’s typical for gamers to have a competitive spirit, and after so many months of near-solid practice, you are probably used to winning every match or progressing through the levels incredibly quickly.
Since you no don’t have the same luxury of time anymore, you need to be less competitive. Try to forget about winning and focus more on enjoying the process. If you win, it’s a bonus. If you move up another level, that’s also a bonus.
Re-Learn How to Manage Your Time
It only takes a few weeks to break a habit, and after several months away from work, you may well have grown out of the habit of good time management. At first, it may feel as though you have no time left for your hobbies, but you can continue being a powerful gamer if you can manage your time well.
When you are back in the swing of things, you can get used to working twice as hard to get things done so you don’t have to take work home with you at the end of the day. Then, when you’re at home, you will still have hours to devote to gaming.
Finding a healthy balance after months away won’t happen overnight, but it is possible, and you will appreciate your time at home even more.
Consider a Career Change
If you couldn’t adjust to the new schedule after months away from the office, you might feel it is the perfect time to switch careers.
You can put your previous knowledge to use by starting a new venture that allows you to set your own hours. Again, this won’t happen overnight; starting a new business, finding valuable employees, and seeking investment all take time.
If you have the funds, find an office space suitable for pitching to potential investors. Set aside enough finances for seating, catering, sound equipment, and a projector mount that will make it easier for you to deliver a good speech. You want to avoid technical issues, if possible.
You can choose the path you want to take moving forward. Despite the hardship we have all experienced over the last few months, now could be an excellent opportunity for a change of pace, and for you to begin pursuing your passion.
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