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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 5/90 Work on the business is progressing, although I'm still stuck on research about legal things. It's twice as complicated because I'm not from the US, and even more so because I'm from a very bureaucratic EU country that is not exactly friendly towards small businesses. Oh well, gotta plow through. There will be much more bullshit to come, I have barely scratched the surface of said bullshit! No cravings, looking good. Fell asleep watching the GSL around noon again. Really not worth it haha
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 4/90 Forgot to post in the evening. Things are going alright, but needs a lot more gas that's for sure. Either way, no cravings for gaming. I did watch the GSL, but honestly, I fall asleep every time, it's not very entertaining. Maybe I won't even watch it next week. Also, I'm going to sleep around midnight and getting up around 8, which is pretty incredible just on its own. I started about 6-8 years ago, but I don't play regularly anymore because I don't take the guitar with me to the city where I study. If I ever "settle down", I will definitely get back to music, especially composing and producing.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 3/90 Alright we're back bois. I spent the day at the doctor, working out and then talking a lot with my dad about business. He's a very smart man and has great experience in both business and politics, although he doesn't know the cutting edge modern e-commerce models and such. He still thinks I'm making a mistake, but is willing to give me advice and support, which is awesome. The talk gave me the good old mix of motivation and fear. Though now, I REALLY REALLY want to make it work. I am risking a lot, but what I can gain is unbelievable. For some time, it used to be my life directive that whenever I feel fear or resistance towards something, I should just go do it. You could say ahh, how can you succeed at business if you still struggle with pathetic shit like gaming or sleep schedule, but fuck it. If I lose money, I lose money. If I lose time and other job opportunities, it is what it is. I believe I will find a path in life, as long as I remain a good person and strive for my goals. I will do absolutely everything in my power to make the business work and generate passive income. I fear many things, but that just means I should go for it. It's massively uncomfortable and it's going to suck really hard at times, but I will not give up. Let's go.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 2/90 Feeling better and better. Woke up extreeeemely late, but after that, I went straight to the gym and then to my friend's place to do some work. Slow start but I'm getting into it. My will to "CRUSH IT" is coming back. I don't really feel like gaming right now. I know the cravings will come back, but for now, I'm quite happy. Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment so it's guaranteed I will wake up early and have a full day to hustle. Looking forward to it.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 1/90 The day went really good. Didn't do much work, but I felt much more conscious. Will go to the friend's place to work tomorrow again. Today was supposed to be the first checkpoint and if I were to evaluate myself, I would give it a resolute FAIL. Buuuuuut, I think RIGHT NOW I'm heading in the right direction, so I'll give it a few days. Yesterday, I finished the xcom 2 campaign (again), so that's done + I haven't played Starcraft for over a week and that's the type of game where if you don't play for a while, you really fall out of it and don't feel like getting into it again, or at least, it's not automatic as with other games. Anyways, I have hopes. I won't say high hopes, but hopes nevertheless.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Hey that's not a bad idea, @karabas, never thought about it. During this week it's probably not possible because I'll be staying at my dad's place, but after that yeah. I absolutely 100% need my laptop/PC for work and studying, but I can always leave my laptop at whatever my workplace currently is. Even at my uni I can take a locker to store my stuff in. I can't get rid of wifi in Amsterdam because I got flatmates, but abusing my phone was never a problem and even if it was, I'm sure I can figure out some solution. Thanks! My problem is when I'm alone in a room with internet. Once I get to a place with people, I am a different person, so this might very well work. Too bad you read that post. Alcohol is a bitch and I felt like complaining haha.
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    Karabas's Journal

    Same. It's much harder than it looks.
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    Karabas's Journal

    What about No games: 90/90 though??? I think that is absolutely amazing! I know you could be much much better, but you could also be much worse! Definitely a thing worth celebrating and feeling good about! I can't say anything about the motivation to crush it right now, but hey, maybe later.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 0/90 The gradual detox was a mistake, apparently. After completing the first 3 days, I got stuck gaming a lot. Shame, I thought it might work just like I can work my way up with the pomodoro technique gradually increasing the time. So I'm committing to the standard again, but I acknowledge that I can't stop watching vids just yet. This is not an excuse or anything, it's just a fact. Going to work at a friend's place now and dad is coming on monday so hopefuly I'll be able to get myself together. If not, it's camping in the mountains for a week.
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 3/3 Alright, the first mini-detox completed! 🙂 Spent the day playing guitar and watching stuff.. as is always the case, I was unproductive at home. Tomorrow I have a dedicated workplace to go to, so that should change things around. I also have this little excuse I tell myself - I still haven't gotten my business bank account details so I can only buy stuff privately. In the past week, the maximum temperature in Amsterdam was like 26°, what a bliss!
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    A new path to walk

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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 2/3 Woke up late after night's drinking, as was expected, then hung out with mom, went to the gym and slept essentially the rest of the day. Strange though, maybe it's because I didn't drink any coffee or just the sudden change in temperature - it's much much hotter in this city. Oh well, as long as I crush it the next day, it's fine:)
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    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Day 1/3 Starting with a 3-day detox. I can do 3 days, right? Who cannot do 3 days of not playing or watching games? I mean come on. Of course there is much more to it tan just gaming, but that's the hard condition. Yesterday was good, mostly traveling and drinking in the evening as I met with friends after half a year. Today will be the first "challenge".
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    JustTom's Journal

    That's right but long-term, lasting change? None. Either way, the moment I give up is probably the moment I shoot my brains out and I'm still far enough from that, so here's to another attempt at life. It's really not just games at all. I wish I just had 1 simple thing to fight against.
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    JustTom's Journal

    Thank you. I have said too many things that I do not follow in these texts and it is embarrassing for me to continue posting in this journal. Starting a new one here: https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/6619-justtoms-journal-2-summer-edition/
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