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Just Do it Journal!-Going from Mediocre to Mighty

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Gaming Relapse... :(

What happened bro

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Gaming Relapse... :(

What happened bro

Got bored, gave up , then I reinstalled Steam. :(

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So what can we learn from it? 

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So what can we learn from it? 

Gaming will never improve my mood, it will only make it worse or at best hide it until the feelings of disappointment comeback.

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Another Reboot

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What steps are you taking to ensure you aren't bored so often?

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What steps are you taking to ensure you aren't bored so often?

I'm just trying to keep myself busy with work and a join a club once school starts again.

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KO vs Gaming Addiction Round 3

YOOO! It's KO again with an another attempt to overcome my video game addiction. I'm down but I'm NOT OUT! I will be using the book "The 33 Strategies of War" by Robert Greene to guide me through.

Day 1

Strategy #1: Declare War on your enemies.

Robert Greene states that warfare starts in the mind. To change anything you must change your mindset To conquer anything you must conquer yourself, to master any discipline you must master yourself. Everything created in the world started as a vision. Vision and the will to execute are the most powerful tools we have as human beings. Everyday is a conflict, life is a series of conflicts. "If things are getting easier, maybe you're heading downhill"-African Proverb. Know thy enemy. You must find out who your enemies are and declare war on them. If you don't know who you are fighting then you have already lost the battle. It's been said many times before but I'll say it once more; the ego is your worst enemy. Listing the things you DON'T want to become will make it easier to define your identity and purpose. Who I don't want to be: A loser that defines his identity as a gamer and misses out on life for a flashing screen. Once you declare war on the enemy within you can declare war on external enemies. For me there is no center. Either I quit cold Turkey or I let it consume me slowly. You must take a stand games or your life, you can't please the self that wants to progress and the self that wants to remain stagnant.

1.Admit your weaknesses.

2. Declare war on yourself.

3. Declare war on external enemies if you have any.

Quests:

Find a hobby replacement for gaming

Join a club/organization at school

Develop a skill

Stats:

Spirit: F
Wisdom: D
Strength: A
Charisma: D
Potential: A

FIGHT ON!

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Hi, mate, it is good to see you haven't given up!

I personaly don't like the war against yourself approach, but if it works for you, keep it up.

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YOOO! It's KO again with an another attempt to overcome my video game addiction. I'm down but I'm NOT OUT! I will be using the book "The 33 Strategies of War" by Robert Greene to guide me through.

Day 2

Strategy #2: Do not fight the last war.

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have"- Eckhart Tolle

Romanticizing the past often holds you back. You must wage war on your past by forcing yourself to react the present moment. You can't do much about the past because what is done is done. Feeling sorry for yourself or reminiscing about the "glory days" don't help you at all, in fact it hinders you. Greene uses the historic examples of Napoleon vs The Prussians and Miyamoto Musashi and his many duels as a swordsman. The Prussians disliked Napoleon's rash nature and dismissed his victories as pure luck. The Prussians were defeated by Napoleon because they insisted on using old outdated to tactics that worked in the past. "What limits an individual and even nations is the inability to confront reality" I used games to escape reality because my life sucked. It got much better once I addressed my problems. As we age it gets much harder to change our ways. Miyamoto Musashi was able to defeat his opponents because he adapted a different strategy each time he dueled because each battle was different. Forget about your relapses and streaks, clear your mind. You will have greater success by thinking: "I'm not playing any video games today, I'd rather do x, y, then z." than "I'm not playing video games ever again."

1. Challenge your old  paradigms. Mindset shift: You only have now, right now. You always have a choice.

2. Ditch whatever is not working for you.

3. Analyze your current situation

4.Think of possible actions you can take

5.Take those actions

6. Repeat steps 2-5

"My life is the complete opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat... It's often wrong." - George Costanza

“If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”- Jerry Seinfeld

https://youtu.be/t85KPTyiuCI

Quests:

Find a hobby replacement for gaming

Join a club/organization at school

Develop a skill to indeterminate level

Stats:

Spirit: F
Wisdom: D
Strength: A
Charisma: D
Potential: A

FIGHT ON!

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Hi, mate, it is good to see you haven't given up!

I personaly don't like the war against yourself approach, but if it works for you, keep it up.

YOOO! Might as well try one more time ;) Hey to each his own. I like the war approach because it frames my problem as more serious. Thank you for the support :)

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Keep going bro. How can we help?

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Keep going bro. How can we help?

An accountability partner or group would be nice.

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Keep going bro. How can we help?

An accountability partner or group would be nice.

Post a thread in the accountability forum and join us on Discord chat (check nav).

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YOOO! It's KO again with an another attempt to overcome my video game addiction. I'm down but I'm NOT OUT! I will be using the book "The 33 Strategies of War" by Robert Greene to guide me through.

Day 3

Strategy #3: Do not lose presence of mind 

"Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now." -Eckhart Tolle 

We can't control what happens outside of ourselves. On average we many thoughts racing though our heads. We can't control our thinking mind. We can control how we perceive our thoughts. These thoughts get much worse as we are put in difficult situations. We must toughen ourselves mentally and cultivate discipline.To do this you must expose yourself to things that will challenge you. You must rely on yourself, you can't depend on anyone. Being dependent on others make you weak. For example a baby is weak because it depends on adults to feed it and protect it. A man is strong because he doesn't depend on anyone to do things for him. He doesn't linger decisions and try to get "the best information" he makes quick decision in his head because he trusts his gut. I know this cheesy but TRUST IN YOURSELF. Name one successful person that got to the top because they doubted their abilities. Your time and energy are precious don't waste your time arguing against people. Arguing in general is a waste because you will never sway someone's opinion with their mind made up. State your opinion and move on. Focusing on simple tasks help you forget about your worries. Zen masters do not think about zen when they are walking, they just walk. You must become aware of these thoughts and let them pass. You can't let an urge or pressure from your peers stray you from your goal. We are not our thoughts we are the awareness of our thoughts. Self control is simply being aware of your actions. 

1.State what you are doing right now. 

2. Ask yourself questions for example: What does this activity do for me? Will this help me become the person I want to become? Will it be worth it in the long-term? 

3. Try to bring your self into the present by focusing on your breathing and what ever sensations you feel on your body

4.Try meditation for a couple minutes a day. I recommend using the Calm and Headspace apps. 

5. Look into stoicism. Meditations, The Enchiridion Epictetus, Letters of a Stoic.

6. Subject yourself to stressful situations. Cold showers, intermittent fasting, sleeping on the floor, intense exercise, don't use heat during winter and don't use A/C during the summer, abstaining from bad habits etc.  

7. Try re-frame negative thoughts. Example: "I just got fired from my job " "I just got fired from my job, it's an opportunity to get a much better job " "Someone criticized me!" "Someone criticized me, this is a good opportunity to use their feedback to grow as a person." "I got rejected today :(" "I got rejected today :), it saved me from wasting my time. I can focus my energy on something else" 

 

Quests

Find a hobby replacement for gaming

Join a club/organization at school

Develop a skill to indeterminate level

Stats:

Spirit: F
Wisdom: D
Strength: A
Charisma: D
Potential: A

FIGHT ON!

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