Computer games in the office – While you totally fall in love with a particular PC game, there are a few principles and concepts you can apply to the flow of your work. We tell you how.
If you are into video games, you’d understand what we are talking about, and if not, well, that’s what we are going to brief you about.
Not all PC games are boring.
Just as not every person is the same; their love for a particular game cannot be same.
Game developers know that fact very well, which is why they build games of different genre, which matches your interest.
While you totally fall in love with a particular PC game, there are a few principles and concepts you can apply to the flow of your work.
We tell you how.
Minimize other distractions
Because they are your best stress busters, they know exactly how to keep you focused on the task. You could plug in your earphones, without anything playing in the background (that would help decrease the distractions from your surroundings) and focus on your task at hand. Think of the best way you can get effective results and experiment with different strategies. Implement the one that worked the best for you.
Perfect soundtrack to get you energized
Music, they say, is everywhere. It does not always have to lyrical. Be it classical or jazz, when you listen to the music you like, a part of your brain is activated, which results in release of a hormone called dopamine (they also call it the happy hormone). So, to get your natural energy on track, you could always keep that game paused in the background.
Time limits work the best
Games keep you involved with a sense of urgency. Especially the ones where you have a time limit set to complete one stage. Track your time and set time limits for your tasks, so you feel a sense of urgency at work.
Accomplish multiple stages
Only after you finish one level, you get to access the next level in a game. Similarly, break down your tasks into levels and conquer one level at a time. Once you win over the level with fewer difficulties, you’ll be able to handle bigger hurdles in a much better way.
Bonus points, extra life, energy boost and what-not, do they call it when you accomplish something in the game. Give yourself little rewards that pamper you and keep you motivated throughout your project.
There is a good and bad side of everything. While your parents seldom or never allowed you to play PC games as a kid, there are quite a number of things you can learn from them. But like they say, excess of everything is bad.