Metacognition: Burnout


We’re back with our “thinking about thinking” series! If you’re interested in our previous deep thoughts, check out the Metacognition series.  Join us for some deep thoughts (and maybe the occasional not-so-deep thought) about gaming. If you find one you’d like to answer, you can either comment below or write a post and share the link so we can all read your fantastic thoughts!

Have you ever become burned out on a game/genre? What do/did you do?

Yes, on game more than genre.

First, let’s take a look at what burnout actually is, because it’s a real thing with real symptoms.

A Definition

Burnout is a set of physical and emotional symptoms resulting from prolonged and extreme stress. It can manifest as feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet demands, and may cause you to lose enjoyment in the activity that caused the burnout.

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Unlike depression, burnout has a…

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