Online computer games take the world by storm. They remained to be the source of entertainment and obsession for many people, especially today’s generation. A lot of people are hard core gamers because the enjoyment they get from the game is beyond compare.
However, there are some negative connotations to gaming that I wish would soon end. Gaming has put in the bad light because many gamers don’t know how to put things in balance. They are preoccupied with games that they tend to forget to focus on other important matters.
Gaming should be fun and enjoyable, but not to the extent of ruining your life balance. As a gamer, you should know how to put things first. If gaming disrupts other areas of your life, then it becomes unhealthy. In this case, gaming becomes an unhealthy obsession. Hard core gamers tend to forget how to take care of their body. Gaming late at night can disrupt your sleep pattern, which has a direct impact to your health. Some gamers even skip meal because they are too engrossed in their game. Little by little, gaming becomes a sedentary lifestyle and you are not even aware about it.
On the other hand, gaming has a positive effect to the brain because it keeps the brain active. However, you have to keep in mind that too much of anything is bad for your health. Do not forget to take a short break at a regular interval. Spend some time doing physical activities so as to keep your body healthy and fit. Sleep as much as you can. Always remember that gaming is good but only if done on a scheduled basis.
Despite the still existing negative connotations on gaming, I know that little by little, people are starting to see more benefits of gaming rather than the negative ones, especially with the rise of e-sports. Regional and world tournaments are already being held and sponsored, giving room for gamers to become professionals and compete like they are real athletes.
I would not mind being part of that scene someday – to be called a professional gamer would be such a big thing for us gamers. Who would not want to earn while playing the games that make us happy and skillful and connected?
This dream is the reason why I continue to be passionate about my gaming. But also, as I pointed out some negativity, I still continue to live a balance life – study, friends, family – because it should also sink into the minds of all gamers and gamer-wannabe’s that online gaming is a positive thing in life so we should do our roles in making sure that it is seen as such.