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  1. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic Ramblings of a Random   

    Reading this one helped before bedtime. Thanks for following through.
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  2. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic Loggers Gonna Log   

    My Game Destroyer ways totally approve! The pond is making good use of your console.  
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  3. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic Stercus accidit's Journal - 90 days detox completed :D   

    Reading a few of your entries helped me. You said, "I want to treat myself, but playing does not benefit future goals." I do KNOW exactly how that feels. Right on! Stick to it!
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  4. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic GG EZ Respawn   

    Good job! Keep it up!
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  5. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic LilX Journal.   

    I was in the airport in Taipei last year when I took my oldest to the Philippines for a medical mission trip for a month. Looking out of the window in Taipei reminded me of Sim City. Ha! I would like to actually visit Thailand someday.
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  6. 28_yrs_of_gaming added a post in a topic The Game Destroyer's Journal   

    DAY # - 13 - UNFINISHED!
    Time I woke up: 0845
    Time I went to sleep yesterday:  0130 & 0400 & 0600
    Physical task: Minimal
    Mental task: Reading.
    Projects: None.
    Miscellaneous accomplishments: 
    ~ Gave an old lady a ride home from prayer meeting.
    ~ Followed through on seeing a protective order put in place on behalf of a family in need.
    Summary of Day #: 13
    I am UNFINISHED. Today I am feeling that statement. This is one of those days that I would totally zone out on a game for a while before bedtime. Full day. The baby was crying at 0400 and 0600. She's been sick. My 4 yrs old boy climbed into bed with us at about 0600 as well. The cat was on my wife's side so Jon came in on my side which never happens. Then I had to dial in for a court hearing at 0900. That killed my morning. Missed the first half day of work. I did get a letter sent out. My boss was pretty laid back this afternoon since he's heading out of town a few days tomorrow. Church went good tonight. Sparse group, but quality time. Gave a neighbor a ride home later. I am totally whipped. Ready to snooze very soon. My son said he was better at Star Wars Battlefront than me. He was saying the story mode was coming out the day before I DESTROYED ALL THE GAMES IN MY HOUSE. Muahahahahahaha! Excuse me. Where was I? Anyway, my son blew it off because he said he mainly liked watching me play through games than actually playing much really. This all came up because he's my oldest and probably has been influenced the most by our gaming habits. He said he is alright about it. I can hear him practicing the piano right now. Maybe tomorrow I will look at some more RESPAWN stuff. I also got my books in for the Fire Fighter One course I am taking at work. Plenty to do. "All work and no play makes JACK a dull boy" as the saying goes. I need to workout more to get rid of this extra nervous or anxious emotion. Good night all you game quitters out there!  
    What I am grateful for today:
    ~ Corndogs.
    ~ Chocolate covered donuts.
    ~ Clean clothes.
    ~ The baby we are in the process of adopting.
    ~ Only 77 more days of this detox until I can try to play a game and not feel like a total LOSER. Hahahaha! Wow, I really have a problem here.
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  7. Cam Adair added a post in a topic List of podcast interviews w/ Cam   

    New interview: Social Confidence Mastery Episode 19: How To Make New Friends With Cam Adair
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  8. Cam Adair added a post in a topic Captain Taru's Log: 20000 Withdrawals above the Sea   

    Pics from Greece or it didn't happen.
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  9. Cam Adair added a post in a topic LilX Journal.   

    Phuket is gorgeous. Have fun!
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  10. Cam Adair added a post in a topic GG EZ Respawn   

    One day at a time
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  11. Cam Adair added a post in a topic My story new here   

    Hey Jake! Thanks for joining us here. 
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  12. Stercus accidit added a post in a topic Stercus accidit's Journal - 90 days detox completed :D   

    I think I tried to make my journal way too much explanatory and descriptive. From now everything will be cryptic and hard to read or rather much harder than before
    Good luck reading it

    I hope I will establish a nice looking, and transparent form as time goes by (is it a good idiom to use here + is it correct tense, please help!)

    Day 2
    didn't play, wasted around 1 hour on the internet

    I did a good job studying today. I want to treat myself, but playing does not benefit future goals. 
    This thought, for now, is enough to do smth else let's listen to audio book

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  13. Juha added a topic in Suggestions   

    5 Seconds Rule
    @Cam  
    My brother linked me one really interesting video and I think it would somehow work when it comes to quit gaming. 
    I don't know have you talked about this yet, just started to took closer look for all of this stuff but here it is : https://youtu.be/GEdNNEqiA_w
    There is more content of this, but this video give quick idea what's that 5 Second rule is about
    What you think about this? 
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  14. Tom2 added a post in a topic [KO] Tom's journal   


    (통계는 주요 이벤트들만. 학교수업시간 제외. 클릭 시 커짐)

    게임 끊은지 #5일째

    일어난 시간: 6:50am
    어젯밤 자러 간 시간: 1am

    과제, 중요한 할 일들: 
    - thursday : 측량 데이터 정리해서 조장한테 보내기, 구조역학 과제
    - Friday : 토질역학 과제 & 시험



    오늘 일과 요약 #:

    - 어제보다 훨씬 일찍 일어났다

    - 아침에 구조역학 공부 : 가상단위하중법 / 전단력과 휨모멘트 구하는 것 복습

    - 수리학 수업이 있어서 학교를 갔으나 휴강이었음... ㅋㅋㅋ 재밌는 건 나 혼자 몰랐던 게 아니었다. 수업을 꼬박꼬박 안 나가니까 공지사항을 못 들어서 안 좋구나

    - 오후에 구조역학 공부, 과제 : 가상단위하중법

    - 내일까지 측량 데이터 정리해야되는 걸 저녁에 알게 돼서 급하게 대충 정리

    - 저녁에 구조역학 공부, 과제 : 가상단위하중법 트러스에 적용하기

    - 구조역학 과제는 열심히 했지만 60%까지밖에 못 하고 제출해야 할 것 같다.





    오늘 잘 된 것: 가상단위하중법 연습문제를 풀이 없이 풀었다!

    기분이 안 좋았을 때 : 급하게 측량 데이터 정리를 해야하는데 내가 너무 놀아서 아무것도 몰랐을 때. 심지어 저번 학기에도 측량은 너무 공부를 안 했다. 그냥 1년을 날렸다는 생각을 하니까 우울했다. 학교만 다니다가 졸업해도 실업자가 되는 건 아닐까 걱정이 되고 슬펐다.

    작은 성취들: 구조역학 과제 60%라도 했다

    아쉬웠던 점: snooze 기능 사용하지 않고 첫 알람 때 바로 일어나자

    오늘 내가 고맙게 느꼈던 일: 
    - 엄마가 아침에 전화해준 일
    - 측량 같은 조원이 데이터 종합해서 보고서 잘 써줘서 고마웠다.


    오늘 일어난 일이나 한 일 중 놀라웠던 일 : 정말 스스로가 멍청하게 느껴지지만 그래도 포기하지 않은 것
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  15. Tom2 added a post in a topic Tom's journal   


    (Only major events. lecture time is not included)
     
    Day #5

    Time I woke up: 6:50am
    Time I went to sleep yesterday: 1am

    Projects: 
    - thursday : send survey data to team leader, structural mechanics assignment
    - Friday : soil mechanics assignment & exam



    Summary of Day #:

    - woke up earlier in the morning than yesterday

    - studied structural mechanics in the morning : principle of virtual work / reviewed 'shear force & bending moment' chapter

    - I went to school to attend hydralics class. However there was no lecture. Funny thing was that I was not the only one who didn't know about that. There were 2 more students who went to the classroom... I won't miss lectures from now on. Because there is possibility that I cannot be informed about next class, exam, or assignments.

    - studied structural mechanics & did assignment in the afternoon : principle of virtual work
     
    - In the evening, suddenly I got noticed by colleagues that I have to submit survey data until tomorrow so I did it roughly.
     
    - studied structural mechanics & did assignment in the evening : principle of virtual work in truss
     
    - I worked really hard to finish structural mechanics assignment but I failed to finish it. I did 60% of it and have to submit this tomorrow.
     
     
     
     

    What went well today: solved a virtual work principle problem without a solution!

    The worst moment of the day : I had to submit survey data but I knew nothing about it because I didn't study for a long time. I didn't even study at the last semester. I did nothing for one year. That made me so depressed. I was worried about that I could be unemployed after graduation.

    Miscellaneous accomplishments: I did 60% of structural mechanics assignment.

    What I could have done to make my day better: not using 'snooze' button. should have woke up right away when the first alarm rang

    Today I'm grateful for: 
    - My mom called me in the morning
    - One of my survey team member made a good report with the team's data.

    One amazing thing that happened/I did today : I think I am really stupid, but I didn't give up yet.
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  16. Skyline123 added a topic in Start Here + Introductions   

    My story new here
    Hey there 
    im Jake im a 19 year old and and feel as though im 13 or less lol and want to break out of it and catch up on life experiences and that
    Basicly as a kid ive been rather sheltered everything done for me which may of led to me just playing games it was easy to get and so picked it up i felt fine until about high school where it changed a bit and as being a foreigner in the uk i assumed it was that (from US) and that led to me trusting people severely less, where i ended up just playing games instead which fed that and there were a fair few ppl out  there though which approached me and i did get along well but gradually overtime grew more distant and then and since the end of that i came to think its to do with games perhaps with the lack of experience out there and running back to it to prevent that idk as then thts all i could talk about and a bit now but much less so while others did their own thing i felt a bit like an outsider
    I think that was the main problem which games made worse as i couldnt maintain the friendships enough or relationships for that as the social skills are still a bit limited. Towards the end of that ended up just joking around being sarcastic to get laughs out of people but that was the limit as i couldnt really go beyond that. But for presentations or work stuff easy super confident you would think im some1 else which i still cant really understand to this day anyways 
    Recently scrapping that moving on, started working out, joined some airsoft and living 1 day at a time i dont feel depressed or anything but i think im getting closer to that i feel incomplete as have lost courage to talk to people in groups but 1 on 1 easy but sometimes a pause here and there and i feel awkward on that but removing games may be a good start 
     
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  17. Matthias added a post in a topic My Journal - Matthias   

    Day 24
    Had a great run, super productive meeting and a nice talk today!
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  18. Schwing added a post in a topic The Warrior's Infinite Opus   

    162 days journalling
    Days porn free: 17



    Fucking thrash!

    Woah! Today was awesome! I was like a beast at school. I couldn't have given a fuck! Worked out at 6 am and took a cold shower. Ate some porridge and went to school while my stepdad blasted black sabbath in the car! Sick!

    At school I could talk to anyone. No social anxiety. Nothing. Just chill. Void. Seems like I have truly embodied a lot of my life principles. I'm going to a martial arts trial day on june 5th. Looks like the best gym ever! I'll ask the fitness guy at school about barbells tomorrow. Dumbfuck metalhead weeb nerd in the weights room at school. Woah that should turn some heads!

    Super productive too. Bashed out a maths paper in the lesson. Got a bit of computing done/ physics when I got back home.

    Although I feel great I am still lonely whenever I am at school. It's fine when I'm back home. I get to talk to my internet friends (hah gay!). But at school I don't fit in anywhere. Too cool to be a nerd; too nerdy to be cool. Everyone is very clingy to their own social groupings. I don't care. I want to talk to everyone. But everyone doesn't want to talk to me so it makes me feel awkward. But I must always remember: "Fuck you! I am me! I have definition and you can't change that!"

    I was ruminating on destiny the other day. Destiny is real. I feel it. In this world we as human beings are defined not by conceptions of our minds but in the reality of our soul. Our soul is who we are- our definition. Your soul is an aggregation of psychological traits which determine your destinations. As are your circumstances. Our soul, predefined by genetics, is also shaped by our circumstances in its never ending evolution.

    Compare it to stick floating down a river. If I threw one big fat stick in the river; where it ended up would be dependent on the flow of the river at that time (time and space- circumstance). However if I threw a little stick in right at the same instance it wouldn't end up in the same place because it has different form (soul). By enriching the form; by embodying the soul you become the true master of your fate. But to master your fate is to not necessarily control it with your mind. The mind can only seek to enrich the soul and allow it to lead the way. That is destiny.

    Teenage girly journal entry over! You are dismissed! 'til next time!



    The demon within. It lies at the roots of the tree that sprouts the fruits of takezo's destiny!
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  19. Juha added a topic in Daily Journals   

    Fresh Start
    Day #1 
    It's 11.09 pm and I feel I have took big step on this.
    It was really hard to get out of bed, browsed internet on phone for 30min (Bad habit, doing that a lot). After that I went to a place which is meant for people who are going through hard part on life. Haven't thought that too much but after thinking with this mindset I have right now about quitting games and starting new chapter on life, It's feels great to know I have some place to go every morning and get support from there.
    When I got home I managed to produce music for 2h or more and I'm kinda happy with results I got. Watched some Cams GameQuitter videos and made plans how to move forward.
    I still played one game of CS:Go but it haven't been as big problem as WoW. I was almost shaking while thinking to delete WoW and all other games. But as evening went on I managed to do some big things. I logged into WoW sent all the stuff and gold (+200k & 500k worth on items) I had for one character and gave everything to randoms, after I was done with it I just deleted it. TBH it wasn't that big as it felt first. Deleted also every other games but CS:Go but will do that aswell, not just today. Well maybe CS is big problem for me after all.
    Next I'm gonna plug off my computer and will get back on this on saturday. 
    I am proud of myself with results I made today
    So until next time (saturday)
    Cya
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  20. giblets added a post in a topic Giblet's Journal   

    27 Apr 17.
    Haven't progressed looking into a format I like to take my journal offline yet. Right now I am just copying and pasting it into a word document, which doesn't exactly keep all the formatting. I think a spreadsheet would be better as I could track if I have completed my goals or not and how long they are going without being achieved etc. But anyway, the reason I haven't progressed with that idea is there are too many other goals that I am prioritising over it to try and get done, primary my budget spreadsheet. I am not keeping up with inserting a budget function a day.
    I broke my language streak! I didn't even realise I had missed this until this morning and I saw the notification still on my phone. There is no excuse for this - I allowed myself to get distracted again by preoccupation. Yesterday I was distracted by looking for raspberry pi parts/accessories. I probably should look into a program of how to control my preoccupation, because for every situation it has worked in my favour, there is a situation like this where I am annoyed because I forgot to do something. Or to look into some memory classes?
    Not much else happened yesterday/today. Moving constantly all day so not much time to sit and dwell about games, which again I think is a good thing.
    Days:
    Game Free: 9 (26 Apr)Facebook Free: 1 (25 Apr)Alcohol Free: 1 (25 Apr)Running Training: 1 (26 Apr)Language Training: 0 (26 Apr)Today I was grateful for:
    My Dad helping me out last week with some jobs around the house. The two aspects of my house that I am really enjoying at the moment he helped me fix up. Didn't complain or want anything in return, just shared his experience and skills openly. We need more people like this.Today I learned:
    Never work with children and animals! Whatever actor said that is a smart man.Goals completed today:
    Did not achieve anything I set out to do yesterday morning. This is upsetting.Enrolled in studies for next semester; I am a sucker for punishment.Goals I didn't complete today:
    Prioritise my goals. Did have a quick chat with my coach after I gave him the results of an Emotional Intelligence survey I did a few weeks ago, and I promised I would sit down and go through it in detail with my goals on Friday.Have not cleared out all game accessories in the shed.Drink 500ml of water as soon as I wake up.Didn't maintain language streak.Work out how to select a date range and corresponding cells from a spreadsheet.Goals for tomorrow:
    Work out how to select a date range and corresponding cells from a spreadsheet.Sort all my electronic peripherals to work out what I need to order for my laptop project.Put all game accessories in the shed.GTD Tip for tomorrow:
    Tried out not replying to emails for 24 hours yesterday. Worked fine and my stress was a lot lower! I would like to do this again to work it into a habit.Goals for this week:
    Finish Respawn worksheet #2.Finish my fundraising page.Add a budget function every day. Add 10 transactions a day.Keep my spending under $100 for the week.Clear out all game accessories in the shed.Try to talk to my leadership coach. Prioritise my goals.Start my research essay.Start building a timelapse project for the garden.Start to achieve some of these goals so it's not a stale copy and paste!
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  21. none239 added a post in a topic 3rd time's a charm right?   

    Make that 3 sales!
    Day 78
    Went and visited people at old job. The company got bought out and they all expect to be fired in a few months. Ouch. I really dodged a bullet by leaving. A old friend of mine asked me what game I was playing. I lied and told him I was playing a game that came out over a year ago. I think he was skeptical. Had a long talk with my mother about the way things are going and our ongoing family struggles. She is fully supportive of my endeavor. She also asked about the games and I told her that I'm taking a break from gaming to work on business. Someday I will tell her the whole story about the addiction part but for now I don't want her to worry.
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  22. Hassaan added a topic in Everything Else   

    Website Idea, Need a Team
    Hey Everyone;
    I have an idea that I want to make come to life, but I don't have the technical knowledge just yet. I know anyone can make a website a decent one nowadays. My idea for website is this. 
    I want to make a youtube kind of site, but it only plays audio files. People will create profiles and will be able to post audio files(Music own made, podcast, and own short voice recording). The site will be like a hub for audio recordings. People will be able to come download and listen to stuff offline. I guess there will be a lot of legal things I will need to work out so that people don't post copyrighted material. 
    It will be a social network, with sound recordings. People will have their own profiles. Every month I want to change up the theme of the site. There will be beautiful graphics and great sounds. Really attract the creative people out there. 
    If anyone wants to work with me please send me a message on here, or discord. I am Hassy.
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  23. Matthias added a post in a topic Music Producing   

    FL is incredible when you use it for electronic music! However use it for recording stuff and it is shit . 
    Nice stuff u got there!
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  24. superiggy added a post in a topic GG EZ Respawn   

    Day #2
    I woke up at 7am. Instead of gaming, I've watched some Buddhism and personal development videos, went for a walk, went shopping for some misc items I've been needing for a while, and continued setting up my Linux workstation. I've also composed some music. And got a lot of work done. And it's only 2pm!
    At times I feel a little bit tempted to play some Overwatch, but...
    I quickly remember I'm making a positive change in my life and I want to keep it going.Suddenly I remember gaming was not that fun. Similar to the process that helped me quit Dota a long time ago: 75% of the matches you stumble upon flamers, bad players, agressive people, etc. Why endure all that crap?While setting up Linux on my gamer PC I accidentally broke Windows. I know how to fix it, but I think I'll leave it that way. If I ever feel like relapsing and playing games I'd have to go through a tedious 1 hour process of fixing Windows and redownloading the games. Definitely a nice obstacle that helps pausing an automatic impulsive reaction, observing the urges, and give place to more conscious actions.p.s. Thanks everyone for the support!
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  25. Schwing added a post in a topic KevinV1990's Journal   

    Yup! that's what I mean by meaningful. You didn't just sit there and drool out the window did you? Trust your gut! Don't study your dick of just because they told ya! You got it! Fuck the system!
    You're right about this body mind thing. I've been having serious problems with daydreaming lately. I haven't been meditating properly lately either. Been too much on the yang side of things lately. Gotta get me some of that sweet sweet yin!
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