This whole article is good, but this bit really jumped out at me.
Intentionally Move Your Hobby Time Away from Accumulating and Towards Doing Instead
When you’re passionate about a particular hobby, it’s easy to fall into the trap of accumulating stuff related to that hobby rather than actually doing things within that hobby.
For example, if you consider yourself an avid tabletop rpg gamer, or boardgamer, “you can often find yourself building up a huge collection rather than actually, say,” playing games.
Same goes for reading books versus “filling bookshelves with to-read purchases.”
This is a reflexive trap that many people fall into as their lives become busy. They begin to get a sense that they don’t have time for hobbies that they once loved, so to fight off that perception, they buy items instead as a substitute for that hobby time.
Here’s a much better approach: schedule blocks of time to actually practice your hobbies. Put them in your calendar first, before other appointments, and actually keep that time sacred.
In other words: Give yourself time to play games if gaming is your passion.