I'm a software engineer, mostly working from home so I get to schedule my time however I want. I noticed few things recently.
If I play more than 3 games a day, I can't work afterwords, I'd be mentally tired. I used to think that Chess makes me more productive and I kept playing every few hours a 5 min match to stay focused, but noticed that if the match is hard to win, I can't focus on work afterwards or if I was in time trouble.
I'm avoiding playing chess these days because of that and considering leaving the game. Is it just me or is what I described a common problem?