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How To Strike The Perfect Balance Between Gaming And Studying

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With so much focus being put on education in Singapore, it’s no surprise that students like you would turn to many forms of entertainment to de-stress, such as gaming.

With offline and online games available in this day and age, as well as being so versatile in their genres and variety, people of all ages get to enjoy this activity.

However, it becomes a problem when your academics are negatively affected due to you not being able to set your priorities and limits straight.

In this article, we will explore different strategies to help you strike the perfect balance between gaming and studying.

Set Clear Priorities

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First and foremost, it’s important that you understand why academics have a higher priority than gaming. Only by doing so will you be able to better maintain balance.

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Take some time to think about your academic responsibilities as well as the goals you want to achieve with them. If you are stuck, you could talk to trusted figures, such as your parents, and figure out the reasons why you would want to achieve academic success.

By acknowledging its importance, you will be able to set clear priorities between studying and gaming and allocate your focus and time accordingly, with studying being the main focus.

Create a Well-Structured Schedule

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Usually, one of the reasons why students like you aren’t able to balance them well is due to poor time-management skills.

Developing a structured schedule can definitely help you manage your time more effectively. Additionally, you can completely personalise it however you want, and there aren’t any limits since it’s completely up to you.

With that being said, it’s better to delegate the timing of the day when you have more energy and are more focused to studying and getting your work done.

Then, you can thoroughly enjoy the rest of your day off and do whatever you want as a reward!

View Gaming As a Reward

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Another method is to view gaming as a way to reward yourself for studying, as it can be quite taxing. You could start by setting study goals and rewarding yourself with some gaming time as a reward for accomplishing those goals.

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In this way, you will be able to enjoy gaming more without feeling guilty for not doing any studying beforehand, so in a way, this will motivate you to study as well.

However, you still should not rush through your studying in order to play; take as much time as you need to study and ensure that you really learned something out of it and are able to recap well.

Seek Educational Gaming Opportunities

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What’s a better way to play than to also learn something from it? Of course, all gamers say that they do learn something from gaming, but we mean in the educational aspect.

You could explore games that are not just fun but educational, such as classic Charades as well as a popular game of all time, Minecraft.

Games like these cultivate your creativity and train your critical thinking skills while providing so much fun for you as well!

Seek a Support System

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If you feel like you aren’t able to do all of these things alone, feel free to seek help from others. This can be anyone whom you trust, such as your parents and friends.

Communicate clearly to them your struggles and goals in trying to balance studying and gaming. Who knows? Some of them may be facing similar challenges as you.

By understanding and helping one another out, as well as giving and receiving guidance and support, you will be able to find your perfect balance and help others out at the same time.


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Incorporating all these strategies while having the right mindset will help you achieve a balance between enjoying the benefits of gaming and also focusing on your academics at the same time.

You won’t need to completely compromise one or the other in order to improve your quality of life.

Remember to also have a good support system, and we wish you good luck in achieving your goals!

Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors. You may try out his free home tutoring services via or by calling 6266 4475 directly today.