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Michał added a topic in Start Here + IntroductionsHello, I'am Michał!Hello,
My name is Michał, I live in Poland and I would like to introduce myself to You.
I' am eighteen years old and I was addicted to gaming from the age of 13. I mainly played World of Warcraft as well as League of Legends. It started as a normal hobby. After I came home from school, I did my homework and then played for an hour or two. After a few years it turned out I got completely hooked up on it. I got into a situation where I lost nearly all friends (only two of them stayed with me, but they were addicted as much as I was), I spent my whole free time gaming, stayed up late even on school nights, I ignored studying and even while in school all I done was thinking about how I could upgrade my character, etc. This was my situation in May; however, at that time I began to realize that I' am addicted and that it ruins my life. Unfortunately, I didn't want to do anything about it because I loved playing WoW and LoL so much.
The breaking point for me came on the first of July. During my holiday I was attending a Japanese course which was really important to me as I am a huge anime fan; however, even that didn't stop me from nearly getting late for a bus which I needed to take if I wanted to get to the course of time. After barely getting for it, I sat down on a seat and though " What the f*ck am I doing with my life? No matter how much I care about something I screw it up because I prefer to game than to follow my goals.". This was the moment I have decided enough is enough. Then, not really knowing how to break away from this addiction, I googled it . This was how I got to know gamequitters.com after reading a bit during my ride on the bus I made up my mind to delete both of the accounts. When I came home it was the first thing I had done. Also at that time I have started my 90-day detox. Today it already is 111 days since that decision and I haven't touched any game. During this time I was reading about self-improvement, watching Cam videos as well as learning about religion and studying a lot more in school. It had an amazing effect. Now I feel a lot better and more confident, I' am doing much better in school as well as I' am having a much better relationship with my parents and colleagues.
The only thing that still has the problem is my shyness. I have a big problem with making friends, talking to people or engaging in a small talk. This is also why I waited so long to join the forum. I hope that you will give me a warm welcome as I will be trying to battle this weakness and be active in this community.
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