I've been working 60+ hour weeks between multiple jobs lately and when I get home I've been having trouble getting my mind out of work mode. My thoughts are still on the projects of the day and what I have coming up tomorrow. I've found one of the fastest ways to successfully get my mind out of work mode is to play a video game.
Watching TV, movies, and just hanging out are relaxing activities but they don't usually require my full mental attention. But when I jump into a game it requires me to strategize, pay attention, and act. It uses up most of my mental processing power and is definitely a mental combo-breaker for the day. It helps get me into a mental state where I can fully enjoy my time at home.
I'm realizing that games can be a great tool for attitude and mental state if used correctly. Has anyone else found that to be the case?