Sunday, July 17, 2011
That's when I turn to minesweeper.
I first started playing the game when J.K. Rowling mentioned on her website that she plays it to pass the time. I didn't realize then how addictive it was. Once you get good at it, it's almost a mindless game to play, and I can play for hours without even noticing the time fly by.
So while minesweeper can help me take my mind off my MS, it causes me to take my mind off of everything else as well, and a few hours later I find I haven't accomplished anything related to my book or otherwise. Mindlessly, I continue to click on squares and stare at numbers on the screen, forgetting why I started the game in the first place.
About six months ago I actually had my roommate remove minesweeper from my computer in order to rectify this problem. It really had become a dangerous addiction, and I wasn't even getting my schoolwork done. Unfortunately, the addiction was so bad that I started searching for online versions even after it was deleted. Kind of defeated the purpose. The addiction's now under control, but I still find myself gravitating towards it when my head's about to explode.
So, I have two questions: when you need a break, what do you do to keep yourself sane? And once you've taken the break, how do you get yourself to focus once again?
Posted by Hermana Tiffany Garner at 6:32 PM