Please tell someone else has this problem. I've gone through periods in my life where I've completely quit video games. 18 months being the longest, with a combined 2.5 years of no video games over the last 5 years. During these times my productivity sky rockets but obviously I find life pretty hard and boring.
On the flip side when I'm playing video games I turn into a kid again and just find them so darn fun! However forget about doing any work. Right now I'm binge playing FortNite Battle Royale. While I found the art very inspiring, I can't stop playing.
I don't really know how to manage my play time other than just uninstalling and quitting entirely.
I think part of it is just accepting it. If I can't stop myself from gaming I allow myself to binge play it for a week or two until it gets boring. That sometimes work... Working full time helps as well, I'm more focused on my career. Taking Holidays right now, planned on going hard on a personal project. 4 days in still playing games. Not personal accountability.
Part of me feels I deserve the break, other part of me knows I'm going to regret it.
Needed to vent and gather others thoughts.