I don’t think I’m to the point of having an addiction. However, I’m pretty sure that’s what most people say when they have an addiction. Maybe the fact that I’m even defending myself speaks to this being an issue for me. It’s really no big deal. It’s just a few games here and there.
This wasn’t a problem for me before Christmas. Back then the only game I played was Bejeweled. My husband would take one side of the board and I took the other, and we killed those jewels. But now I have a Kindle and free apps and this blasted bubble game I can’t seem to stop playing.
It’s not like video games are new to me. I’ve spent some time on Pitfall, Tempest, Ms. Pac-Man, and Mario. What can I say? The princess had to be rescued. Still, it does seem like a colossal waste of time. How many novels might I have written if I hadn’t been playing video games?
I tell myself they help me. But I’m pretty sure my eye/hand coordination skills don’t need any more improvement. I did start playing chess and Words with Friends. That’s got to help my brain, right?
Does anyone else out there play these relentless games? How much time do you spend playing? How do you keep yourself in check?
I recently suggested to a friend of mine that we fast from the internet for a day and spend the extra time with God. Lent’s coming up…dare I even consider giving up my games for 40 days?
I have been trying to develop better discipline, though. And I never want my life to be askew. Video games fall below a 10 on the top ten things of my life list. However, I’m pretty sure the time I spend playing Bubble Mania is outnumbering the time I spend studying my Bible or reading or cleaning my house. That’s a little sad. Of course, I am to level 81, and that is sort of an achievement.
How ‘bout you? What do you think about video games? (Interested in a quick game of Words with Friends?)