I also find that games help me stay creative. I find myself dipping into my old dungeon mastering skill set when I am trying to come up with a new story for my aforementioned 5-year old. Creativity is a critical skill to possess in today's world. Sometimes you need that +5 Godly sword to tackle a particularly tricky business situation.
The lifehack post takes a quick look at applying role-playing game methodology to understanding your own skill sets and determining what you need to develop.
How would you characterize your capabilities? ...What kind of character are you? How do you stack up against other people in the same game? What capabilities, skills, or equipment could you further develop to build your success rate with your current game?
Think about who and where you are. Determine where you want to go. Build your skills and find the equipment to help you get there.