Something I have noticed about myself since getting a Switch is that I have developed the frustrating habit of trying to play multiple games at the same time. Currently, I am hopelessly flopping between Baba is You, Final Fantasy 7, and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. I am having fun playing all of these games but I am not, you know, actually progressing that much in any. A puzzle stumps me in Baba is You and, rather than think through it, I do a little bit of FF7 and when something about that game inconveniences me it is over to something else (maybe a round of Into the Breach). The weird thing about my habits are I am well aware that I have more limited free time than I have ever had in my life, and limited funds, so in order to actually beat any game I have to sit down and focus on it and buying games for the thrill of buying games isn’t always an option. I know what I am doing is counterproductive and yet when I saw a copy of MHGU for real cheap on Craigslist I got it because “what a deal.” That and during the years when I only owned a 3DS I was very very good about focusing on one game at a time; I would not buy a new game until I beat the one I was playing; I did not deviate from what I was playing unless I absolutely loathed it; etc.
Games are, admittedly, about the fun you have playing them and I am definitely having fun having so many options at my fingertips but, you know, it would be nice to regain some focus as well.
Do folks find their selves in similar situations? Do you impose rules upon your buying and playing habits? How do you manage? Do you manage?