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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 38? Been working heavy hours, volunteered at a boys camp for a week, and generally been sleeping a lot more, also going out a lot. Sorry for posting less often then mayhaps I should, but being able to vent/talk every once in awhile is still nice. I have been slowly improving at work, moving faster and faster until i wear myself out by Friday, then I recover over the weekend. Hoping to be used to the labour before fall arrives in full force. Johno back again ?
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 12- 16 Worked out of time all week, was pretty good, but leaves you tired, practicing waking up real early today since I leave once again on the 2 hour drive. Spent the day hanging out with my friend and volunteering a bit which was awesome! Today looks to be involved with packing and buying groceries for the week Life is weird folks John
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 10-11 Meal prep family time and then work, lots of driving today Packing because im driving 2 hours tomorrow to start work at 7, will be in a hotel the rest of the week Kinda excited kinda just normal tbh Cya soon ?
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 8-9 Worked out at the camp which was pretty cool, we built a cage and fixed up a deck. Went over to another friends house after work on Friday and had a couple beers/talked until 1 am. Woke up about 9 this morning and then hung out for a little prior to leaving again and finishing up out work. Heading to my cousins for supper in a few minutes here (have some paperwork to complete for next week to do first). Feeling pretty good, but a little lonely. ?
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 7 Work was once again pretty enjoyable, encountered many burrs today, and as is normal had the same lunch as always and grabbed Booster Juice on my way home from work (9-10 hours of physical labour + protein sounds like a good idea to me). My brother is having friends over for a BBQ today, and it's kind of fun to be around. I'm cleaning the basement because my grandparents are coming over tomorrow for a few days, and they'll be using it. Plan on helping a friend build something for a camp that I volunteer at tomorrow after work, and then we'll probably hang out and have a few beer afterwards ? Peace ?
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 6 Work was good, my meal prep is starting to grow on me. Bought new gloves today which is fun ? Im not sure what to talk about on here rn since mostly I just wake up early work all day, eat supper with fam shower and go to bed Maybe the weekend will be more interesting for y'all John
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 3-5 Migraine week ended on Sunday, and I went to lunch-ish and a movie with a friend. Monday I started my new job, the 12 hour days are nice, but take a lot of time Today it decided to rain which wasn't fun, but otherwise, it was good ? Cya later guys
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    90 Days - Part 2

    Day 2 This is day 3 of migraine week, and as such have been lethargic all day. I also ended up sleeping through my alarms, and missed a hike because of it. It would have been a good opportunity to spend time with friends, as well as say goodbye to a couple who are leaving on Monday. Going to a movie with my family tonight ? Movie was good, realizing post that I'd never submitted this. John
  9. I'm back! Starting an actual career job now, and seeing how well taking 90 days off gaming at the start of the last one went, I'm doing it again ? This time I'm also going to be looking into my diet, cutting out extra fats and carbs, and switching processed sugar like pop for natural sugars like fruit. That along with re-trying to complete my daily prayers and use the gift these detox's are to build good habits again. Looking forwards to talking with you all again, John
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    Day 25 Just got off work. Ended up sleeping almost all day after staying up too late on social media the night before. Missed an opportunity to help my mom out and to do some repair work on my van that I have to do tomorrow now ? Will do better tomorrow I am not a gamer
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    Day 22 Weird day, worked night shift last night and didn't get to sleep until about 4 am. Then I drove my sister to her piano exam at 8 am and napped in the car. Went to work again at 4 and was supposed to close, but got told by my manager that they didn't actually need me anymore so got off at 6. Volunteered with a boys club until 9 and then got home I am not a gamer
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    Day 20 Time to post another journal, ended up sleeping a lot today, then made supper (my sister's birthday) and went to my normal Tuesday event. Drove the carpool this time. Not many people showed up so we had a lowkey evening and ended up playing a board game at a member's place. Was playing some games again and had trouble articulating why with my dad. I get sucked into games almost like books; they take over my thoughts and it makes it very hard for me to think about other things until I finish the round. I'm generally a smart person, but I feel unable to put down multiplayer games mid game unless something serious comes up. Maybe it's time to recognize most distractions as serious in comparison to games. I think Im going to steal this from @dahankus I am not a gamer
  13. Yup! Hang around here, and try not to lead a double life, we are here to help each other out! When we fall away from our goals or play too much we need to let people know, hold ourselves accountable. Hope to see you around!
  14. @dahankus What is the habits completed counter? Sounds interesting
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    @Sapuverell It's more of a mental health thing, I have troubles with anxiety and depression (The onset of which was unluckily a couple months before I discovered video games and likely led to my addictive state). I'm often scared to use my time, I'm very much so a perfectionist so I worry that if I don't help out perfectly everything is going to go wrong and that it's my fault. So to answer the question, yes in a sense, I am too selfish. I'm too concerned with helping perfectly to the point that I often just don't help at all. Hope that helps haha
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    Welp I neglected this one too ? Day 18 ig Not doing the best with this new challenge I've set forth on, I've been more worried about my own future and goals to focus and help others out (even if its just one ordinary act of kindness out of the usual a day) Gotta keep working at it! John
  17. Whenever I see the term Relational Evangelism I can't help but think about Missionary Dating OmegaLUL (Reminds me of a couple past relationships that did not work out, however I did get the one to start going to church and the other to start praying so maybe it works better then I thought it did) Anyways, its good to see you still going strong brother, keep up the good work!
  18. @James Good I listen to a lot of different stuff haha, back to the whole previous relationship thing, I find I pick up at least one new thing that I enjoy per relationship, be it a genre of music or a style of art, or even a new perspective on my faith. Generally I listen to like pop/punk/rock/whatever 80's music I can find. Although I think I might be picking up indie and like choral hymns soon here ?
  19. I'm grateful for music, grateful for life and the opportunity to change, and grateful for love
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    Day 1-4 Sorry about not posting here (was starting to look like my previous journal again ahhhh); I was doing volunteer work with my parish around downtown. It was pretty awesome, we went and talked to people on the street asking them if we could pray for them and stuff, and we did a food drive and a variety of other services over the 4 days. Also a lot of my close friends were with the group as well, and the opportunity to see them so often was pretty awesome. I'm still a little tired, but I guess when you get to sleep before 2am, you wake up pretty early as well haha. Have a happy Easter everyone! Love y'all ? God Bless
  21. We often forget that there's actually a whole second side of Twitch dedicated to creative streamers (music, art, editing, dancing, etc. ) and while that's super cool, our big thing is cutting back on addiction and mindless browsing. Watching a specific like game streamer, can basically be like playing the game ourselves, especially if its a game we played before we started our detox. I find personally, that while watching twitch is still kinda fun, watching the streamers I used to watch often leads me to want to jump back into gaming, whereas when I watch streamers who are brand new to me its a lot easier (when I avoid any of my old games it helps even more then avoiding the old streamers). Mostly I end up using it to chat with personal friends who stream nowadays. Overall opinion: Twitch is a website that people use to find entertainment and I think that's pretty awesome. However when game addicts use a site covered in gaming, it becomes extremely easy to just join in on the 'fun' and then relapse. If you're serious about trying to finish a 90 day detox, or quit gaming, I'd suggest avoiding Twitch for at least the first month, if not the whole 90 days. Best of luck with everything!
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    Hello people, I 'finished' my previous journal, and while somewhat satisfied with it, miss writing entries (seems odd considering how few I actually made) So time for #2 and this one will be a little different. Rather then a journal about a 90 day detox, and how I felt and such, I think I'm going to write this one about things I do for others, so #2 will be 90 days of charity towards others. Not sure how it'll go, seeing as I'm a foolish proud person who sucks at being vulnerable, but maybe it'll work out. Since I didn't do anything out of my ordinary today, I'll be starting tomorrow Day 0
  23. Day 90 (technically) 90 days ago I got fired because of gaming and made up my mind to do this 90 detox. Now I have finished the probationary period at a new job, and am have been more present to my family. While I still want to game somewhat, I'm much more in control then I would have been 3 months ago. I also picked up a paycheck yesterday that means the end of credit card debt! I'm working on moving out still, but the housing market is somewhat painful rn (although with university students moving out around now, maybe something will open up) I have nearly 400 saved up to put towards some fun stuff like a keyboard, and I'm looking forwards to trying some creative streaming/public speaking. Maybe I can convince some of my old friends to try a detox. I'm going to keep hanging out around here, and see what differences I can make, I probably won't be available much until mid May (I have a university class to finish before then) but I'm excited to see how life goes moving forwards. Peace ?
  24. I mean, weekly meetups with friends sounds like a positive. I ask yourself some other questions here instead, such as; 'Do I allow my weekly meeting to spill over and distract me from other activities or important events' and 'Do I prioritize my meetups to such an extent that I'm seeing negative impacts on my health or mental state' The verdict is that we want everyone to achieve success in finding the best version of themselves, and honestly a recurring event like this can help vastly when we have troubles making plans to be social. I'd be careful if they are online not to get too sucked into your other 'self', as some people use that (moreso with MMO's like WoW) as a form of potent escapism
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