December 15, 2014

Mafia Games Monday (MGM) – Crunch Time (again)! Part 2

Hello all!

So, last week I had to cut my blog post a little short because of rushing around in order to finish all of my projects as well as take my final exams. Now that the rush is over, I’m finally on a winter break (yay!). Finally looking forward to some quality time away from the stresses of school.

But…do stresses really “disappear”? Many would argue that they do, but to me, I personally do not think that they do. At least for me, there’s always something that I should do, which can sometimes bring stress upon me if it is urgent or has a strict deadline.

These stresses can really take a toll on your body, which is nothing really new to most of you. Health-wise, it can really be an issue.

Are you stressing about something? Or are you just putting something off right now because it’s too stressful to handle?

If it is either of these things, then do I have some news for you: this happens to ALL of us! That’s right, we all do this from time to time whether we want to believe it or not.

Ok, well what does all of this have to do with Mafia Games?? This is MGM today after all!

Well, with many owners, stress is just a part of owning a game. There will always be stresses when it comes to owning a game, such as: will I make enough to afford the server payment this month? Are there more users playing the game than before? How can I make this game more exciting? PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!!

Ok, that last part was a little extreme, but you get the point: stress is something that we all experience as game owners at least some point. Well, what can you do about it? After all, it’s not really something we can control, right? Well, yes and no. The stress-or itself we do not usually control, but how we react to said stress-or is what we can control. So with this in mind, what can we do to ensure that we are handling stress well?

…you were thinking I was going to give you a bullet list, weren’t you? Well, this time, it wouldn’t make sense to. We are all different and handle stress differently. There’s only one thing that I would advise to all of you out there: if the amount of stress that the stress-or is placing upon you is greater than the benefit of getting through that stress-or, then do NOT continue. Simple as that, folks. As long as you keep that piece of advise at least in check, then the stress that you are receiving from this stress-or will be worth it in the end.

That’s all for now, until next time…keep that tech gear ticking.