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  1. I feel you mate. This is a tough nut to crack - and why people then fall back into gaming as the easy option. I too go through some days where I wonder where am I going with my life because there feels like there is no enjoyment. From my experience, all I can say is you need to be more present in the moment. When I stop looking for something more, something to entertain me, and just take each moment or each environment for what it is, I feel a lot better. It's an easy thing to say but hard to really subscribe to, so will take some practice. A really good example of where it works for me quite well, is when you're in a queue. I always see people on their phones as the people who are getting agitated for having to wait so long. But standing there, without a phone, just taking in the moment and their environment, are the people who are calm with waiting. Rather than "trying to find something", you need to reframe what you are doing now. Yes of course have a hobby or two, but the thought of always having to find something enjoyable for you to recreate means that you will never be fulfilled with what you have.
  2. That's a good pace bro. You would achieve the dream of a marathon in less than 4 hours with that pace. Wrong mindset hombre, you didn't make time for your Spanish Lesson. A person who says they are too busy is a person with unclear priorities.
  3. giblets

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    When you get to the 20 day range, things become a lot easier because your new routine will have taken root. That's when you start getting a whole lot more clarity and begin making plans for post the detox. Be careful of having too much spare time - that's an opportunity for your brain to tell you that it's ok to game and you have nothing to lose - just like @EpicJ0J0 said. Until then, keep changing your environment!
  4. That's me bud! Feels like only yesterday. We double down on the "flashback" episode of Gaming the System, number 003 I think it was, where Jason gives me the opportunity to talk about how my life has changed since the detox.
  5. There is always room for improvement - it's when we think there is nothing else to learn that we stop growing as an individual. I seem to always get the same result from the MBTI - though that's probably a good thing. I always get the Defender - ISFJ. It's scarily accurate and tells me I have something in common with Vin Diesel (lol). Though the personality test that really made the lightbulb come on for me was the DISC analysis. Again, probably all the same stuff under different titles but wow, it really pierced the soul.
  6. In 3 more days you'll be up to episode 14, the detox toolbox! You must be so excited to listen to it that you can barely sleep 🤣
  7. G'day Rojo! I can say that gaming most likely directly contributed to you being socially awkward! You haven't given yourself time to work on those subtle social skills which makes conversations and introducing yourself so much easier. I've been there before (and probably am still there), and you've already made the hardest step by acknowledging and being aware of it - now the easy step is practicing or working on it. I look forward to being a part your journey!
  8. Feel free to favourite and relisten to episode 14 of the old series of the GameQuitters podcast and 003 of Gaming the System - both are highly recommended! I have also just started listening to "Dad Wrote a Porno", finished the first episode this morning. It's different! A female coworker recommended it to me (and I am quite older than her) so I was wondering what she was trying to tell me! But it seems like it could be good for a few laughs. I'll check out Slight Edge, what is it about?
  9. No worries - I will work on this in a different environment.
  10. Good work on changing your environment - I found that is the most effective way to defeat cravings, rather than trying to close tabs or block apps or whatever. I have extended it to other aspects of my life too - so I try to change my environment often if I am frustrated etc and I encourage my work mates to do the same. The podcasts are great and have a lot of useful information! Don't be afraid to listen to them more than once to get the message to stick in your head or remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing. I recommend Episode 14 from the 2017 season and 003 from Gaming the System - they both have this very attractive charismatic guy on them who sounds like a dream 🤩 How was your stomach after the birth video? I just about passed out when I saw it in our child education (or whatever you call it) class. I didn't manage to go to the second lesson as our son arrived so early but you pick it up as you go!
  11. Good work mate! I am glad what I said helped you. Running really helps you change your environment, reset, and get in the flow state that you would be used to with gaming.
  12. I have been doing great mate, and I am glad to see that your vibe in your journals is more upbeat and much more positive. Sounds like you have made some great mental decisions which has lifted a lot of pressure/concern for you. When I have a bit more spare time it would be great to chat more in detail.
  13. Welcome to the team! You will be surprised how much you enjoy being in the moment when you're not preoccupied with video games.
  14. There was a great line I saw when reading about "being in the moment", and that is Life isn't boring, you are. It's an adjustment phase for you to start getting used to being in the moment. There is so much going on in life and so much to do and so much happening around you, that the only reason one would get bored is if one is too lazy to grasp any of those.
  15. Hey mate, glad to hear you are still plugging along! You've got this.
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