I played Skyrim for like, an hour and a half yesterday, and saw why it was actually kind of fun.
I constantly had something to do. Not only did I always have something to do, I always had one specific thing to do which would lead to me getting what I wanted.
I could focus on that one thing, and as long as I was doing that one thing, I was getting what I wanted. Sure, sometimes bears or something would attack me, but even then there was only one thing that I had to do at any particular time.
Not only that, but the NPCs would tell me what the one thing I needed to do is. I didn’t need to think about anything, there was nowhere for aversions to creep in.
Fighting a bear is pushed onto my stack of things to do, but I know that after I’m done with that I can go back to what I’m doing, and that fighting the bear is instrumentally important to getting a dragon gem or whatever.
Once I’m done fighting the bear, I can pop it off the stack, and have a next action ready for me.