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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 13 - The Completion List So funnily enough, I actually procrastinated on starting this challenge, but in the end I did it. I was actually surprised how many items ended up on the list once I was done, because it was hard to think of anything more recent than yesterday at first. The first thing on the list was putting the Christmas tree up (yes I was too lazy to put in the attic after all these weeks past Christmas) lol. I got that done and called a debt collection company that kept calling me today. Off to a good start so far and I going to commit an hour to this list every Wednesday.
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    Ninety Days Worth the Pain

    You're welcome!
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    Ninety Days Worth the Pain

    I agree, that is a beautiful poem!
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    forth and back and always stuck

    Hey Ketias! Welcome to the forum . It's never to late to make the changes you want to see, and you're off to a good start. As Cam and Lea stated, finding new activities to fill the void of when you would game is a big key to fighting the lure to relapse. Best of luck and just take things one day at a time!
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 12 - Exercise So today's challenge fell on a day I was running for the c25k program, so I got my exercise in for today, but will be doing the 7 minute workout tomorrow. So, I had to move my wakeup time to 5:30 am so that I can fit in exercise to the morning routines, because I do stretching regiments before and after I workout. Since I'm starting at 5:30 I will also be able to read on the mornings I was just doing c25k, so I think the changes will benefit my routine and myself in the long run, but I am a bit nervous about getting up at 5:30, that is the earliest I have decided to wake up on a consistent basis, but I think I can do it.
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 11 - Cold Shower Therapy So I have been taking cold showers on the days I don't run, I still think hot showers clean you better, but that's just my opinion. But apparently I have not been in the cold shower for 5 minutes, because I set the timer today for 5 minutes and it felt wayyyyy longer than my normal cold showers. but still wasn't too bad.
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Lol. like I said, hate dancing. Thanks for the greetings. 🙂
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 8 - Dance Party So if I thought yesterday was funny, y'all are going to get a laugh out of this one. I hate dancing... hate it but I already had the song in mind so I was like ok, I go this.... But I tried recording the video on the computer so I could upload to YouTube from there ( I try to keep YT off my phone) but the mic wouldn't record the song so I had to play the song from the computer and record the dance from my phone which as you guessed, meant I had to download YT on my phone. lol. I deleted after I uploaded the video though, so without further ado here is a link for your entertainment... enjoy.
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 8 - Show Appreciation So, today was pretty good, I have been doing the last few missions on my lunch break since I have the time to go out then. The timing didn't work out today though. lol. I went to the gas station, the grocery store, and even Arby's but most of the places were empty, save for the grocery store, and that was full of older folks who shop in the early afternoon. After I picked up my son, we went to the Starbucks that was a little further from my house and I told the barista that I loved her glasses and that she had great tastes. She told me thanks and that she recently got them. So a little funny start today but another successful mission nonetheless.
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    Fagus Detox No. 2

    You're welcome! Hopefully you'll find a lot of value in the book. What are you studying at university? Blockchain sounds like an intensive subject. Congrats on the 1st day and big kudos to moment of realization about energy management. Best wishes with the new activities for the morning!
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Hey Fagus, Thanks! I appreciate it! 🙂 The challenge has been great so far and I am really enjoying it.
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    Fagus Detox No. 2

    Hi Fagus! I remember getting that email from Cam yesterday and I was like "Wow, that's exactly what I was struggling with during the fall that led me to the decision to quit gaming again" (i had quit back in 2013 but been on and off since 2014) He hit it right on the money, every time I tried to be productive and play video games in moderation, i always ended up playing video games too much to be productive. As you said, gaming is such an easy thing to fall back on when big obstacles arise. The point Cam made about it may take months to see progress reminded me of The Slight Edge, a book he recommends reading. It has been great in helping me fight the instant gratification mindset, and while i still have a ways to go, I am much happier knowing that the day to day work i am putting in right now will pay off. And I know it'll pay off for you too, best of luck on your 90-day detox,!
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 7 - The Selfie Challenge Today went well. I took some recycling out and there is a Mcdonald's right in front of the recycling area. So after I was done, i decided to walk in, and I saw a guy with his skateboard sitting on the sidewalk. I explained to him i was in a group that helps people quit video games and that i had daily missions.. long story short he said sure and we took the selfie. Shoutout to Brandon the Skateboarder!
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    30 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Self-Evaluation

    Day 6 - The Good Looking Discount Cam was right, I was quite apprehensive about this mission and that's saying something since I was in direct sales 6 years ago, so I used to talk to strangers about business opportunities on a weekly basis, but I guess this is what happens when you've been out the game for a while. Anyway, I went to Starbucks on my lunch break and ordered a hot chocolate, and asked for a 10% discount, the gentlemen was like "sorry?" and I said my apologies don't worry about it. Overall it was a good experience, we chatted a bit about Captain America and the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
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    90 Day detox - Day 1 and 2

    Day 28- 1/7/19 Wow, can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I decided to stop playing video games. It's crazy to think how much there is still to do when I am not tying my attention up in a video game, so lately I haven't had too much trouble with urges to play, but I will remain vigilant because I know each and every day is different. Today is my last day being unemployed, I start my new work from home job tomorrow with the company I had left back in august of last year.. how ironic. I still have some concerns, 1 it's seasonal, 2 it pays less than what I was making the last time I worked there. I am also sad because we have to put my son back in daycare and I have enjoyed being with him everyday since September. I am not looking forward to getting back in the cadence of getting up early taking Ben to let someone else to raise him working for a company I don't like, and then picking him up. But we need this job and God has reminded me that work is a gift. I am hoping I either get moved onto a long term project or I find a full time work from home position that does not require me to be on the phone. I woke up late again today, but I did not let that stop me from meditating and running and I happy I stuck with it and didn't let my late start be an excuse. I forgot to schedule my week yesterday, so did that this afternoon, and having a job that requires 8 hrs of my day made scheduling a little easier. I made my vision board today and am excited about day 6 of the challenge. The slight edge has been really helpful, I keep repeating to myself, anyways, it's time to wrap things up here at home so I can get my son to bed early in preparation for tomorrow.
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