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  1. I tried that game too, but weirdly I always ended up playing with people who spoke either turkish or russian in the chat and they totally ignored all english speaking people. That kind of diminished the main point of the game, discussing who the culprit might be, was utterly pointless. Frustrated I uninstalled after giving among us a chance after a few rounds. Still I can totally see how the game would be more fun with a group of capable English speaking people, or people you know that all speak the same language, but it's not addictive at all if you play with random people who often do w
  2. Wow I feel intelligent! I'm very good in avoiding things that I should do, my therapist said! Ha ha ha ha!
  3. Hello dirkj3, I could be wrong, but to me it sounds like you yet have to explore a wider spectrum of possible activities, in order to find even more engaging hobbies. Ask yourself: Did you find activities that provide you with enough challenge(or purpose) yet? I'll also link one of Cams videos here, so we can recall together the 4 big reasons why we feel drawn back to games & bad habits and what to do instead:
  4. I'm thinking of doing the same. However, you could try locking away your keyboard & mouse so you cannot operate the computer. That would be a less drastic way. Once you finished detox, in theory you then can go on and use it for work only. Sadly for me this didn't work out, but it might for you.
  5. It seems you are trying to find a gaming replacement and the easiest and most comfortable way out for you is watching streams, videos or series. Try finding some activities which you have to do outside of your comfortable homey nest. You could try finding a sports club or go visit nearby attractions. Get a calendar or note book in which you plan what activities you want to do beforehand, write them down and then focus on doing them day by day. I'd also suggest you to avoid your computer completely for some time. Put away your keyboard. Put it into a locker for example and see if it h
  6. Pretty much every game I have been playing had about an equal amount of toxic people. Only one game might be an exception where most people were surprisingly kind in general. To me it does not make much of a difference, whether I play solo or regularly in a group of people. I can enjoy playing solo just as much as I enjoy playing in groups. That's how I am in real life too by the way. Loneliness bothers me sometimes, maybe once or twice a week, but most of the time I enjoy being "alone". However, I do think that the bonds I formed while playing, kept me interested for a longer time into t
  7. I've been following the School of Life for a few years now. Their videos can really help if one manages to actually take action. Another interesting channel that explains psychological issues I can recommend is Academy of Ideas. https://www.youtube.com/user/academyofideas
  8. So I'm currently learning Japanese. I'm at the very beginner level learning the Hiragana. After that the Katakana follows and then Kanji. I just received my study books I ordered for over 70 bucks last week. However, in order to progress and start with these study books, I need to learn the Hiragana and Katakane first(japanese syllables). When I manage to start with learning, I usually do it for about an hour. However, there are often days where I just can't motivate myself doing anything regarding my learning goals. It's kind of stupid to invest money into a project and then do nothing
  9. I'm introverted. I rarely go out, usually only if I cannot avoid it. I have a few friends which I see about once every two weeks and that's ok for me. Seeing them to often drains my energy and I need alone time to regain this energy. However, when I'm home alone I sometimes feel this awkward loneliness. I often connect to twitch then, watching live streams and chat with hundreds of other people in these public chats. This helps me a lot overcoming the feeling of loneliness. Often it is enough to look at my friendlist and see my internet and real life friends online. I find it strange
  10. I've been watching a lot of anime the last 5 years. Lately I've been watching more and more slice of life shows since they lean heavily on real life & more realistic scenarios. I believe watching the slice of life genre can help me building me my new life with less addiction and may even act as a model I can then relate to. For example if the characters that are being shown from time to time in their work place, makes trying out jobs in real life less scary to me. I can heavily recommend Hataraku Mao-Sama!, "Working" series, "Golden Boy", "NHK ni Youkosou" or "ReLife" in that reg
  11. During my entire life, whenever I had to get out of the house to get to school or work I've been struggling. I would often come late to class, sometimes a few minutes but sometimes one hour, even two or three. Years later after I finished school I started an apprenticeship where I had to start at 6:45 am every morning. It was hard but I somehow managed at first, but after almost a year it overwhelmed me and I quit. Since then, at every job, every apprenticeship I started I would be able to keep things up for a few weeks until I was burned out and would start to stumble again, not g
  12. You could choose one or two days of each week were you keep room for activities with friends. I made a repeating weekly plan that is pinned at my wall & each Saturday between 3pm to 10pm I reserve this time of the day for my "Free time with friends" - and if I am not meeting them this weekend then I do alternative stuff. 3pm to 10pm "meeting with friends" The following ones I only do if I won't be meeting them on a weekend. They're in the same column of "meeting friends": (3pm library) (5pm chess theory) (6pm work-out) (9pm study) Self improvement is good an
  13. I believe it would'nt hurt in your case if you'd see a therapist - it seems you got an addiction or act compulsive. Maybe both. I guess it could also be something like shopaholism? Note that it's possible to have multiple addictions at the same time. I have not enough psychological knowledge and are not in anyway associated with psycholigic therapeutical treatment. From my amateur point of view I'd guess that this/these might be a first hint. It honestly sounds to me, that you could need professional help with the issues you mentioned. When I was still addicted, I was
  14. Yes I know that feeling. I guess that's also why so many fall into escapism and play games and flee into the virtual world / internet. I for my part am currently trying to find a passion, which is not easy to find for me. I heard it takes a lot of trying out stuff so one can find his/her passion. Some people take months, some years just to find it. Something you really burn for and if it's part of your job, you'd gladly do it and even work overtime like it's nothing. Without interests / hobbies the world is just dull to me. I don't know how much stuff you've tried out already th
  15. Hey, I'm currently struggling with finding the right decision. I'm trying out new jobs and want to leave my office career behind. Finished my education last year but I found it to be boring as hell. Problem I see is, if I'd find that desired job, but what if it pays like much lower than I'd get in the office? A job coach of mine said that I'd probably get like 5-7€ less if I'd get a job in the gastronomy. That really hurts, but if it feels not as staggering as it felt in the office, I'm thinking that I might pay the price... Maybe. I know that I'd probably would have barel