Sometimes I experience burnout. It happens to everyone. I get tired of writing, selling tan through swimwear, or whatever. Unfortunately, every time this happens, I cannot hit the beach in some Caribbean paradise to alleviate the stress. Instead, I opt for the classic teenage standby--video games! It sounds adolescent and immature, but it works.
Playing helps me to forget my troubles and responsibilities by letting me be someone else for a few hours or days (depending on the level of burnout). I can choose who I want to be--good, bad, tough, heroic, whatever. I tend to have a pretty sensitive conscience so I have a hard time being a bad guy. My husband finds this funny since it's make-believe.
The RPGs are my favorite. I prefer ones like Skyrim, Oblivion, or Fallout. The first two let me even choose what I look like and what attributes I have. Cool, huh? Talk about total escape! Many of us dream of being bold adventurers in foreign lands, but don't think we have what it takes. Maybe playing one in a game would nudge us into being more courageous.
If someone would make a game that is set in a tropical climate with a beach house and pounding surf, it would be perfect. Most game are set in unpleasant climates like a cold wasteland or desert. It would be cool to be able to fight the bad guys in a cute string bikini or strappy one piece. The male characters could wear racers or board shorts and have ripped abs and bulging thighs. The girls could have an hourglass figure with a great tan and beautiful, flowing curls.
How do you like to escape? I prefer the beach, but I have to take what I can get and do what I have to do to make life work. I like games. Many of you I expect like to read stories about exciting people and places. Both are similar since it takes us away, just like Calgon, right? Some crazy people choose to run or do yoga to escape their lives for a while. Whatever works for you, do it! We want to stay healthy!
See you all next time!
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