Too much of anything is always a bad thing. What I wanted to do with my gaming was strike a better balance between mental recreation and something that just killed time.
Not every gaming session is going to be the same for whatever reason. For me, one thing that I noticed was how little I got from some gaming sessions because I just played for the sake of playing instead of doing something more productive.
Because I try to game when it feels “right” to game, I can thus enjoy my gaming sessions a lot more. It is like I earned the gaming time. I hope this makes sense.