6 Tricks to Play Games Without Wasting Time

How to play games without wasting time? Can it really be done? Because playing games can make us spend a lot of time. Too cool with interesting gameplay. Or it can also be overwhelmed by the smooth graphics. We can even get sucked into the levels that we want to complete quickly, so we don't want to move or stop playing it.

Therefore, it is necessary to anticipate so that playing games does not make us spend a lot of time. Don't let it be because we want to have fun, but instead make regrets later on. So this can be dealt with tips for playing games without wasting too much time, that is:

How to play games without wasting time

Set Time Limits

Time limits need to be determined before starting the game. For example, we want to play for 30 minutes every morning at 9am, which means that at 9:30 a.m we have to stop the game regardless of the conditions, whether it is still exciting or there are lives, and so on.

When the timing starts, be disciplined to honor the time limit. We can also use an alarm or timer, or a reminder on mobile phone, to indicate when we are done playing games.

Set a Purpose for Playing Games

The reason people play games is generally because they want to fill their free time. From here we need to determine what the purpose of playing games is. If it is to utilize free time, then fill it with useful games without the need to spend a lot of time.

How to play games without wasting time
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Understand Top Priorities

Everyone must have priorities in life. Here we need to recognize what our priority obligations are. If we are not gamers, then complete important tasks before playing games, so that we will not be burdened with guilt, pressure, or stress because we have wasted time for other things. Unless we are a gamers, then gaming is our top priority.

Choose Non-Addictive Games

Games that are available on our devices, be it on mobile phones or desktop PCs, are likely designed to make us spend a lot of time. So choose games that are neither addictive nor attention-grabbing so that we can easily finish the game in a short session.

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Focus Attention

The next way to play games without wasting time is, to focus our attention on one thing. Often when playing a game, we feel the urge to do other things or multitasking, for example suddenly wanting to eat, scroll social media, check messages on the cellphone, and so on. So try to focus on the game our playing, enjoy the game as much as possible.

Evaluate the Post-Gaming Impact

The last way to play games without wasting time is to evaluate the post-gaming impact. Is this necessary? Of course, because spending time playing games will certainly have an impact on our daily lives. If it turns out that gaming is affecting our routine and decreasing our productivity, then consider reducing the length of time we play. It may even be possible to break the habit completely.

Tricks to Play Games Without Wasting Time
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Conclusions

Playing games is indeed an interesting activity to do, because it also has a good impact on reducing boredom and stress from the routine. However, it is also necessary to know the techniques of how to play games without wasting time, so that daily life will not be disrupted. Be smart in utilizing time well, because the effect will come back to ourselves, right? 

Komentar

Luluk Sobari mengatakan…
The thing I'm most afraid of is playing games and losing track of time. Meanwhile, sometimes I need to play games to just unwind. But with the tips from this article, I no longer have to worry about playing games until I lose track of time.
Bambang Irwanto mengatakan…
Playing games also has many benefits. and the problem is forgetting the time or wasting a lot of time. even though if you know the tricks, playing games will be fun, without spending a lot of time.
Antung apriana mengatakan…
memang main game itu kadang suka bikin lupa waktu ya apalagi kalau game-nya yang ada grupnya itu beneran bisa seharian kayaknya
lendyagasshi mengatakan…
As someone who doesn't like to play games, I've been in a period where I'm really lazy and just wanna play games constantly...
One of them is the importance of choosing games that are time-limited. So, if you run out of lives, you have to reload first to wait to continue in the next game.
Tukang jalan jajan mengatakan…
jadi kalau maen game emang kudu banget meluangkan waktu sekaligus membatasi juga, selesaikan dan fokus jangan disambil biar bisa tuntas dan tak mengganggu jadwal yang lain yah
Nurul Fitri Fatkhani mengatakan…
Yup, spending time playing games will certainly have an impact on our daily lives. So we must smart in utilizing time for playing games
Wahyu Eko C mengatakan…
only play games when you want to fill your time or when you're waiting so you don't get too bored
GE MAULANI mengatakan…
Bener juga, perlu banget set time limits biar enggak kebablasan saat main game dan main game tetap menjadi hal yang menyenangkan untuk merefresh pikiran
Triani Retno A mengatakan…
Salah satu yang ditakutkan ketika main game itu memang kecanduan sehingga pekerjaan lain terbengkalai. Butuh trik tersendiri sih supaya tetap terkontrol.
Goresan hati mengatakan…
Aku rasa sesekali main game gak masalah. Gak wasting time juga kok. Kita butuh rehat dari aktivitas padat seharian dan main game bisa jadi salah satu aktivitas menyenangkan yang membuat pikiran dan badan kita rehat sejenak. Bikin enjoy. Tapi jangan kelamaan juga. Batasi waktunya
Wiwid Nurwidayati mengatakan…
Saya gak begitu suka maen game, tapi klo lihat orang yang terbiasa maen game itu keknya mmg bikin penasaran terus sekali main. Anyway thanks triknya agar main game tu gak buang waktu. Keknya harus mulai diterapin sama anak2.
M. Rizki Riswandi, S.Kom mengatakan…
Managing gaming time efficiently is crucial to maintain a balance between entertainment and other responsibilities. The tips mentioned above are indeed helpful in avoiding time wastage and preserving productivity. Let's try to implement them together and enjoy gaming time more wisely! 🎮💼
main games emang bisa jadi adiktif kalau gak dibatasi waktu dan tujuan main game. gak hanya untuk anak-anak ya orang dewasa juga sama. kecuali, emang gamers yang punya goal ikutan championnya ya
Irraoctavia mengatakan…
Yaaa kalau mau main game harus diperhatikan juga daily lifenya supaya gak wasting time. Harus bisa memanage waktu dengan baik.
Diaz Bela mengatakan…
I was also a gamer back when I was a kid, and yes, timing my screen time is one of the best and effective ways on preventing losing track in my game schedule!
Fera Marentika mengatakan…
nah, perlu banget ini tips nya untuk anakku :)) anakku kalo mabar bisa lupa waktu :( harus dibuat kesepakatan nih biar waktu bermain game nya lebih terkendali.

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