Did you know there is a way you can combine chores with D&D? Having a clean space can be great for our mental health. Actually doing chores can be rather boring, especially if you have zero motivation.
I propose that we reframe the way we think about chores. For example…
Making your bed -> hiding a treasure
Wiping surfaces -> wiping your fingerprints from the scene
Organizing the kitchen -> resetting traps for later
Dusting -> looking for clues
While it may seem silly it is a great way to practice reframing our thoughts and seeing a situation from different angles. For example,
Nobody cares about my problems -> others are not aware of my problem thus they don’t ask me how I am doing
I can never do anything right -> I have succeeded many times before and this is only one situation that did not turn out as expected
I am alone -> I can reach out to friends, family, community, and professionals to ask for help
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In TTRPGs, players undergo a number of situations that challenge them to cope with frustration, perfectionism, and disappointment. Despite players’ best efforts, their characters sometimes experience setbacks and loss. In City of Mist, characters are torn between the “ordinary” and “mythical” parts of their personas—between their “real-life” identities, and the legends unfolding beneath the surface.
The challenges they face teach them to adapt to changing conditions and encourage them to rise to their destinies. Many players take on issues that mirror ones they are facing outside of the game, and practice navigating their emotions from a comfortable distance. Within the safety of the game, players get a chance to see how setbacks make their characters stronger and learn to accept success and failure as equally important parts of life.
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