Anything in excess is bad. Gaming is no exception to it. It's fine if it is used for limited time period or recreational purposes, but if the time spent on it is increasing day-by-day then it is something serious to look into.
The addiction of gaming in these lockdown periods have made people turn towards it more than ever expected.
Experts have said that they actually are seeing and making concerns over the newer generations' addiction level.
Signs one should watch out to know if he or she is actually addicted towards gaming or not:
1. Thinking of it throughout the day
If a person is thinking about games all day long then it is taking his mind off from the other works. This will result in chaos in his daily-life work. One should not get so much engrossed into something which is hampering his performance into something else.
2. Prioritising game above everything
When you already have real stuff to do like school or college assignments or office work and you're neglecting all of that just for the sake of keeping the streak on. This level of addiction is very serious and needs to be checked soon until it turns into frustration when not being able to play.
3. Avoiding socialising
It's a but obvious fact that when game enthusiasts play, they lock themselves up, turn the room dark and keep on playing without noticing the fact there are others too who need time and affection.
4. Playing despite a lot of problems
There are a lot of problems in one’s life. Avoiding it and focusing on gaming is not right. This way of neglecting things, family and friends just for the sake of playing is not worth it.
Compared to other addictive disorders, video game addiction may not seem very serious; however, the parents, partners, and children of people addicted to video games can testify to the negative effects of this behavior.
Like other potentially positive activities, video games have their place in a healthy, well-rounded life, but when gaming begins to take precedence over school, work, or relationships, the individual needs professional help.