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  1. Maybe a slow day, but you weren't caught in hours-long gaming nonetheless. Kudos to that)
  2. Happens to me last few days. Somehow it makes things easier for me. Hey, I can play while I sleep))
  3. Thanks. I thought you would think of memory modules) Never heard GDR's name in it's original form.
  4. Hmm, I was pretty sure this fashion died out in 90s... "Hahahaha I DID try to use pizdet, but I didn't know the grammatical use aside from interjection, and I read somewhere incorrect use may sound offensive" Incorrect usage of words or even gestures might be pretty bad. One should never ever ask for "two beers" with backwars "victory gesture" in Britain. =) Sorry, I am not sure how the gesture is actually called. Would be fine in Russia, since it's not widely known here.
  5. Day 4 Pretty long day. I'm officially off the sick-list which means full-fledged day at the office. Spent a lot of trying to figure out which part trigger behaviour I needed to test. Courtesy of big team with semi-closed source code) After work I finally bought wires and solder to fix my DDR pad. Don't worry, I just don't have enough stamina to play it for hours. It helps to unclutter my mind after especially hard days in the office. Then I went to buy little presents to bring to the countryhouse this Friday. I am starting to get thoughts like "I could just play a bit. My problem's not the playing itself, right?" Well, my problem is no-gaming anxiety, so "no, thanks") Maintaining this journal is interesting task itself. Two points: 1. I am disclosing much about myself. Maybe more than I should. 2. Reverse translation is a hard task. I am much more used to consume content in English than to generate it.
  6. @Mettermrck, it is. I sometimes noticed it while I was still playing. Some evenings I had time to play just because I immediately closed Steam shop section.
  7. If you can set apart a specific time for gym it's great. What do you think about cycling? It has benifit of being outdoor activity. Hell, I met my then-future wife on mass roller blading ride. It was my first mass ride, by the way.
  8. Theres' a popular student joke. At least, it's popular in Russia: - Today is the deadline. Why have you not finished your monthly report? - Sorry, but I had severe headache yesterday. I mean, I personally know people who started their diploma work 2-3 nights before it's assertion time, so it's not that bad in your case)
  9. Day 3 Kind of a mixed bag for me, but not because of gaming. Working while on sick-list is uncool. Medicaly speaking I am not dying, I just hate the state of weakness. Had a lot of strange work tasks today, but hey, that a week before release for you) Looking forward to Friday and vising my family again. Aforementioned poisoing prevented me to visit them last weekend. Gaming-related front: now I keep wondering why I was actively looking for a better games, instead of just playing. I even remembered games that I liked (but quickly became bored of) and wished to play them again. This procured some interesting vivid images in my head. Quite curious, but it was to be expected. (: Now I spend considerable less time surfing gaming sites, from 20-60 minutes a day to 0, but also spend more time on just "interesting" things - mostly entertaining. Thankfully, not that much time I was wasting looking for reviews or just lists of games that can run on my tablet. P.S. Trying to find "follow" button for separated topics, not just users. UPD: Nevemind, found it.
  10. @giblets, thanks. I'll keep it in mind.
  11. Actually, right now my son and wif are living in countryhouse with her parents. We decided it's better for him in the summer. He screams a lot less on fresh air. That being said I spent 3 of 7 evenings there: Friday and weekend. I never tried audiobooks, maybe I will. Maybe because I am quick reader. I do listen music or podcasts sometimes.
  12. Perhaps it's better that you don't recall it at all) I wonder about public libraries in Mexico. I used libraries in Moscow on few occasions to collect material for study articles or diploma work. I usually had troubles finding what I was looking for. Do you use libraries to study or just like the atmosphere?
  13. It's not that bad, at least not now. Anyway, Day 2 Most of my day was spent between going to clinic and working from home. Aside from some unfortunate tasks like "improve god-know-what mechanism urgently" it was well. Well, I do felt anxiety about it and I am gonna work on it. Time to remember some CBT techniques, I guess) I had frequent thought about games I could have been playing insteam of game detoxing or looking for a better game. (Hello, certain indie platforming) I feel impulse too look up some trailers or do a quick run as sort of itch, but it's mostly fine. I made it with little to no gaming in my junior university years, so it'll pass too. In recent years when I was non-playing due to various life circumstances it usually peaked around day 5. Now I really want to see it eventually decreasing without playing. Now I'm off to some tea and some reading.
  14. Many years ago I picked up the game of Go. I had many breaks, some of which had to do with insecurity feeling. Frankly, I feel the same with, say, competitive Overwatch so it's not the problem of the game, it's me) Anyway, this boardgame has generally welcoming community where actually reviewing games and teaching weaker players is kind of custom. Other than that trying to learn something in your professional fields usually works, especially if you pass some exam. If it doesn't help for long, it might be general social anxiety and better be treated by specialist who can teach you to dissect insecuirty to see why it pops up and whether it's realistic,
  15. Thanks, everyone. Most of the time I sleep or read. I am going through actual detox now - food poisoning - let's see how it overlaps)
  16. Greetins, fellow quitters. Here be my log) For the most part my problem is not the time spent playing, but time spent trying to find a game that I would like and that I'd be able to play on the road. Too much time commuting to/from work and a 4 month old kid takes most of the time. Obsession to find "the next good game" doesn't really help because I'm not even playing, I am worrying about my choice instead. Day 1: Registering on GameQuitter subreddit, cleared most of installed games. Cancelled varios gaming-related subsciptions. Good thing that I didn't run any or looked through review of any game. Basically at this pointI want to try 90 days detox and see if my obsession ot find/fear to miss games would hold after that.
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