I’m sure you’re familiar with the popular sitcom, The Office, whether in its British or American versions. They’re both excellent, for the record.
Regardless, it’s a story of people who never seem to leave the office. Even when they leave the office, the relationships and issues seem to follow them! And this experience is not foreign to us.
We bring our work home with us literally, emotionally, and intellectually. We work on it at home. We stew on it at home. And we think about it at home. And we even bring our work to the gaming table.
How long does it take you to engage as a player or GM? How often do you find your mind wandering to the meeting earlier in the day? Does your work end up wandering into your headspace during your gaming, introducing unneeded distraction and stress?
If it does, it probably leaves you asking: is it possible to disconnect? Is it possible to just chill out and enjoy the evening without worrying about spreadsheets, projects, and emails?
I promise you: it is possible to disconnect. And here’s how you can do it: