Hi, I have a question about video games and relaxing. I am a Physics student and I am going to obtain my Bachelor's by next summer. I would say that I take my studies very seriously. I am not the kind of guy to go out with friends much, but I also cannot study from dusk till dawn. Whenever I have studied for a couple of hours (or sometimes much less), I feel like I need to relax. I tried everything, but I feel that after having studied a physics text, I do not want to read a book (like fiction). Usually, that does not give me the kind of motivation I need to give the physics problem I am working on a fresh try. But strangely, games do. I sometimes feel funny about it, but I have loved games since I was a child. When I have played for half an hour or so, I feel new motivation. It is as if after some intellectual struggle, I need something to get some distance, but something which is also not addictive. To me, games are not addictive, but just fun. I have a hobby which I am trying (sometimes struggling) to take seriously, it's drawing and painting. This requires regular practice, but somehow, it is addictive. Maybe, that's because I am rather a beginner, maybe I just lack maturity (on how to deal with it). But when I start a drawing (like studies) or a digital painting, I cannot simply forget it, I keep thinking about it and it's hard to shake it off. I start looking at websites, getting inspiration, and I forget all about physics. That's why I can not effectively relax from Physics by drawing. With games, it is different, I just plug in and play, stop, and five minutes later, I am not haunted by the content of the game any more. This sometimes makes me feel stupid, it's a shallow thing, a waste of time, but I just haven't found anything better. Maybe, you know the problem? What do you think about it?