For some, "The Sims" may be nothing more than another video game to kill time. Looking at it more closely, it does offer some coaching and lessons that anyone can adopt in real life.

The life-simulation game tinkers on how one reacts to certain situations. It covers certain needs to be addressed like hunger, comfort, hygiene, bladder, energy, fun and social needs. Various tasks need to be done, ones that would eventually become routine. Hence, the key here is keeping those bars located at the bottom part of the game screen in the green.

Life coaching and management

It may be just a game though Maxis has offered a game that could come in handy for everyday life. Time management is a key element with players needing to balance work and fun in their Sims daily life.

Similar to an actual person’s life, these are things that need proper addressing. Many have struggled to come up with an optimal lifestyle which would depend on priorities. Hence, there are lessons to be learned from playing “The Sims” for as long players take the game seriously.

Look beyond the bars

A person life can be put on cruise control with routine tasks. The game somehow touches on this with those level bar indicators. The game does call on players to level up and improve their skills, something that can be done through repetitive tasks and/or training.

These are no different from what a person would need to do in real life. Learning and training are part of life where the results would be beneficial if done right.

Add-ons simply perks

At the moment, “The Sims 4” is the one are playing. After debuting haphazardly, EA and Maxis have slowly made up for all that with add-ons of various kinds.

Compared to actual life, these can be treated more as things to help pamper gamers. Some may be realistic while others maybe not.

Aside from self-preservation, a challenge for gamers is how to handle children. Toddlers were first introduced on “The Sims 3” and have yet to be seen in the fourth installment.

In real life, folks know that their priorities change when they have children.

They need proper attention, most of which are similar to how one properly manages himself or herself.

There are also pets which need attention too. Bathing and feeding them are important, further itineraries that players would have to factor in when playing.

Hence, there are a lot of lessons and training one can get from playing the game. This is regardless of what version of “The Sims” one is into. Being a life-simulation game, there are challenges ahead – ones that could come in handy in real-life.