Taking from your game play experience and knowing what you enjoyed there, it is very easy to take from there and move it into a different experience
“Though some of the titles I gave myself involve dragon slaying, no dragons were slayed this morning” :) Game-like thinking I also use in other areas. For example in education for adults aka training. I design game-like experiences for educational purposes. How you can use game mechanics in other things: in creative processes, in organisational processes or maybe just in life - if you get bored with what you have to do: for example paying taxes you can think about it like slaying the dragon. You can manage to see bureaucracy as a chain of quests. Step by step games create confidence in the things that you learn, they involve creative problem solving and out of the box approaches. So how similar are you with your in-game avatar?