Take Some Time and Play Mindlessly- It’s Okay, I Won’t Tell

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Confession time!!

I admit: not every second of the day am I hustling or super busy. In fact, there are times when I do mindless things. It is true. I am not always taking surveys, or working on my blog, taking care of my family, or working. There are times when I actually do nothing. That’s right. not only that, there are times when I am not actively engaged in self-care, but I am playing mindless games on my phone or computer. I know, crazy, right?

Actually, I take back what I said. This isn’t a confession because this is not some sin I have to confess. In fact, it is OKAY sometimes not to do anything, and sometimes it’s ok to spend time playing games (or whatever silly thing floats your boat). Hustle culture has convinced us that we need to be working or doing at all times, and it is just NOT TRUE. It is ok if not everything in your life is productive or doing something.

Wasting time on your phone? You know what? Go for it! It’s ok to waste some time. It’s ok to feel like you have some time that isn’t accounted for. Now, of course, I would be remiss in mentioning that sometimes there are behaviors that can be addictive, and if you find yourself neglecting your family, your work, or your health, it is time to stop your behavior.

Even if it is not particularly addictive, you find yourself unable to get too much done because you’re constantly on your phone, reading or doing whatever. You may want to reconsider your behavior and your behavior patterns.

That being said, recently, I have discovered a new FREE GAME SITE.

Check it out here: Free Online Video Games at Plays.org

I like free stuff, so I figure I would take the time to share it with you. It’s a great site with tons of free games you can play on your phone or a laptop (possibly other devices, but I am neither tech-savvy enough nor rich enough to have other devices, so I cannot speak about that).

I really word games; maybe it feeds into my love of reading, so I really enjoyed playing some word games. Some part of me (the part that doesn’t really believe everything I tell it) feels better than if it includes letters, it probably is educational. Not there is anything wrong with non-educational games.,

There are tons of games on this site, including retro games, arcade classics, spelling, typing (need to figure out your WPM? Mine is apparently 32 WPM and I have no clue if that is good or not), and tons of others as well.

I liked this site because you don’t need to download an app to play it. My phone has no more room for apps, and I would hate to have to download something. There is an option to download an app, but you don’t have to, which is great.

There are also no ads on the site (or at least none that I noticed), so I would feel comfortable letting my kids play some of the educational (of which there are tons) or non-educational (of which there are even more) on there as well. It is a little slow to load, and some of the games were hard to figure out. But it is great for some mindless play.

I think that self-care comes in many different forms for many different people. For some people, it means doing nothing; for some people, it means actively engaging in self-care; for some people, it means making more money to reach their financial goals.

My goal is to share with you all the available tools, resources, and websites that I know about to make your own decisions about what you need out of your life. This may mean different things at different times. Sometimes you need to be working, and you can’t waste time. Sometimes you can. Not everything needs to be a hard and fast rule in life. Life is fluid. It flows. We sometimes do things that are good at one time, and sometimes that thing is bad. Only you know what is good and what is bad.

As for me? Sometimes I will be working on this blog (aka this exact moment). Sometimes I will be working (a lot of the time, actually). Sometimes I will be taking care of my kids (also a lot of the time). Sometimes I will be reading because I absolutely love reading. Sometimes I will be sitting on the couch or the floor playing games on my phone.

 

Hi! I am a millennial mom with a passion for personal finance. I have always been “into” personal finance but got inspired to start my blog after a period of extended unemployment. That experience really changed the way I viewed my relationship with money and the importance of accessible personal finance education.

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