The last time I ran a few dungeons, it stressed me out big time and left me feeling rather soured about the game in general. More specifically, my performance in the game in general.
So I took a break from the daily reputation grind and I put away my goals of self-improvement in dungeon environment. I pushed away the negativity that I feeling and decided to get back to the simple things that I enjoy in WoW ~ achievements.
After taking a look at what I was missing for achievements, archaeology looked to be the one category that I could do on my own, without the grief of dying. So I minimized my WoW window and opened up a video launcher, popped in a movie and flew around doing archaeology. I did this for 1 whole evening and it was really great. It was all the effort and attention I was willing to give to the game…
I’ve been doing this for a few days now and it’s still great. It has really felt like an in-game vacation away from the self-imposed pressures of the game to do the dailies for rep, for tokens, to farm for mats to level a profession, etc.
It has also reminded me of something that I had misplaced – knowing that it’s okay to take a break.
I’ll talk about the side-effects of addiction in another post, on another day! 😉