There's a lot going on — too much, and not enough time. It's not an uncommon situation in my life, and it's the sort of situation that makes it difficult for me to play video games as often as I might like. It's also the sort of situation that makes certain games especially appealing.
A Game Of Dwarves is not a heavy game. It's pausable, able to be run in windowed mode, and often can be left running while you dip into another room to wash some dishes or stare down at your phone, convincing yourself that you're multitasking and getting some entertainment in while whittling down your mountains emails and other tasks.
But you aren't really thinking about those tasks. You're thinking about Sockbeard's progress in creating that new undermountain bead & breakfast.