34 ( +1 | -1 ) Dealing with Chess BurnoutI am playing so much chess these days that I am struggling with chess burnout. Do you know of any other ways to increase your desire to play chess and decrease burnout besides postponement (I have very few days left for the year). I normally don't have this problem. Please let me know.
36 ( +1 | -1 ) One thing might be you have too many games? Cut back your games maybe 15 or 20. That way when you pop on the computer you do not feel overwhelmed. I know that if I had as many games that you have and I came home from work and saw all of those saying your move my brain would melt. Hope this helps. Cheers Eddie
23 ( +1 | -1 ) Just have fun...Maybe you just need to relax while playing. Remember that for most of us chess is mainly just a source of fun and entertainment. Maybe playing your games with that mindset would help...
68 ( +1 | -1 ) perhapsmake things difficult to get online to play, so you're not obsessing so much that you _have to_ see what all the boards look like every 15 minutes :-)~. and when you do, restrict your time reviewing to less than 30 mins/day. then to reiterate the above, slowly reduce your load as a much as possible, or to nothing and take an extended vacation, where your thoughts are on more important things. don't worry about losing your rating trying to reduce your load, it doesnt take much to bump it back up later. playing braindead a lot of games is more hazardous than playing a few games fully refreshed. goodluck.