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  1. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    So I do think changing things up a little bit today really helped. I think I've got a handle on things now. It's amazing how much of an impact just a small disruption can have.
  2. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    While I do believe somewhat in visualizations I value just setting a goal and making it happen a lot more. Nothing drives motivation more than actually seeing your dreams come true. In any event, I can clearly see that I've started on the path back to relapse. So today I'm changing things up and going to my mom's house to read. I think getting out of the house will be very good for me to get back on track.
  3. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Maybe my reasons just aren't strong enough anymore. Reminding myself of why I'm doing it doesn't seem to help much.. lol.
  4. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Day 97. Yesterday I had a ridiculously intense craving for junk food when I went to the grocery store. I managed to resist it though. I've been thinking about games a decent amount the last couple of days and I wonder if that's starting to drag my previous habits back to the surface. To be honest though, the last couple of days I've missed the games. I know it'll pass in time but it does suck a bit.
  5. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Day 94. I started putting together a weekly schedule for myself last night. I feel like there isn't enough structure in my day and it's causing me to lose focus and get distracted too easily. Gratitude journal. I think I'll only do this once a week because every single day seems like I'll run out of things to be grateful for real quick. That does mean though that I'll need to put some real thought into what I put here! 1) Meditation. Slowly but surely I feel like it's really helping me become more grounded and appreciating each moment instead of constantly thinking about the past or future. 2) The gym. One of the main reasons why I'm slowly starting to look more and more like what I want to look like. I really have so much more confidence now because I feel better about the way I look and how I feel. 3) Game Quitters. Wouldn't be here without this forum!
  6. seriousjay

    Quit for 90 Days? Post here!

    Done! Let me know if you'd like me to elaborate on anything.
  7. seriousjay

    Quit for 90 Days? Post here!

    Made it to 90. Feel like I've only just gotten started!
  8. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Well I might as well post on day 90. Woohoo!
  9. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Day 89. Well I got some bad news today that I might need to completely replace my roof. I'll just have to deal with that later. I said I was going to start a gratitude journal but I realized today I kept forgetting to do that. So I'll start it now. 1. My contact lenses - can't believe what I was missing out on 2. My job - recent experiences have really reminded me how lucky I am to be in the position I am in 3. Can't think of anything else, I'm not really in much of a mood to be grateful
  10. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    I went there because I had never done it before. I wasn't really expecting to find anything. I was HOPING to be able to sit down and chat with a nice girl, but the music was so blaring loud that I couldn't even hear people speak straight into my ear.
  11. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    I guess this is technically day 85. I went to a club last night for the first time in my life, and I can safely say it isn't for me. After about 10-15 minutes of dancing I just feel like I'm wasting my time. I can think of more productive forms of entertainment. It isn't even a great social atmosphere because the music is so damn loud.. haha. Tomorrow I'm going to start a gratitude journal, as recommended by the 7 Days of Gratitude from Calm.
  12. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Day 83 (I think.. day math is still hard) Well I'm back from my mom's house! It was much better this week than last week. I did end up ordering food one day but I felt a lot more in control while I was doing so, despite having ordered way too much food. I was otherwise just preparing food that my mom had around the house, and I went to the grocery store as well to get some fruits for my lunches. I'm really into the book I've been reading. It's called Broken Stars from the Universe on Fire series. It isn't *exactly* the type of book that I'd write but pretty close. I'm excited to continue with that. I also started reading The Power of Habit. I only went through the prologue so I don't have much to say about it but I identified it a while ago as a good book to move on to after The Willpower Instinct, mainly because building positive, constructive habits I feel is the next step to moving my life forward. Right now I just feel too disorganized and need to schedule my time better, and I think there's an element of that in proper habit building. So close to 90 days, but honestly, I feel like I've only just gotten started!
  13. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    I don't really think the marijuana legalization is that big a deal. We'll probably smell a lot more of it right now, but I have to imagine that most people who would buy the marijuana legally were already buying it illegally. People seem to think that this is going to cause the country to become collectively high but I don't really think so.
  14. seriousjay

    Jay's Epic Journey

    Well I went to the gym today and got a whiff of it in the back for a few minutes.. haha. So far it isn't bad but I am still worried about randomly getting high while walking down the street..
  15. seriousjay

    Relapsed? Read this.

    Yep. I think too many people are stuck on the 90 days and treating it as a miracle cure for their problems. The fact of the matter is that just disconnecting from video games isn't going to solve anything. You actually need to put a great deal of effort into turning your life around. I know that's hard for many people because video games require next to no effort in comparison. If you don't put in that effort then you're not moving your life forward and after 90 days, you'll still be pretty much exactly where you began.
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