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  1. @ksets Amazing recommendation I have to say this place is great to help build a new solid foundation highly recommend the 90+ day detox and journal forum, there is also the Respawn program options I have not tried myself. Mid 80's kid myself - welcome to the community!
  2. Work orientation tomorrow morning, yes!!
  3. @CornishGameHen Thank you very much I do what I can! I'm a fruit and vegetable kind of guy maybe I will take time to convert the recipe with plant-based magic I am learning more and more and no offense taken I totally recognize the majority of people do not eat like me :)
  4. Morning 3. Filled out employment papers for contractor and picked up all needed supplies yesterday evening. Today moved rain gear, cold gear, and coveralls into car. Living half an hour away with only half hour lunch break with early report to work time I will begin today preparing meals one day ahead. Slow cooker "crock" pots are really good to have here though was totally using it anyway because is less maintenance than fixing food on stovetop and also cooks food gently which gives a better result. Cooking with less metals is a plus too according to Neal Barnard in his book "Power Foods for the Brain" as metals contribute over time to Alzheimer's.
  5. Only you can decide how much you need to commit without gaming and whatever you write in your journal is above all a help to you, I have no doubt the majority here supports that. This place has never really enforced an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to quitting games as I understand. I am always happy to see new folk check in to share their progress and I welcome you to stay however long you like this is a really good forum.
  6. What! One year - congrats Books, amazing milestone
  7. @tehmowz Welcome aboard and congrats on your decision to 90 day detox, I can't recommend a forum journal enough. Day 2 myself and I have did almost half a year before relapsed am happy to help if you have any questions.
  8. Looks like telephone interview was as much as they needed - got handed a stack of papers to fill out and told I need to bring a hard hat, reflective vest, and steel toe he will call me tomorrow so pretty sure I got the job. This really kicks ass I missed working maintenance a lot I really suck at retail.
  9. @BooksandTrees Too much too soon. Being productive does not mean I was building a life conducive to living without technology. No for that to be a success it is necessary to create and connect to an environment without the tech. So local friends, gym membership, exercise class, martial arts, training partners, golfing, hiking, cycling - such things would be a huge added bonus to get your head somewhere else. I did library, calisthenics, and running by myself though biggest mistake was not removing the computer from my bedroom always seeing it there. I suppose while library is educational it might be better to pick more activities that help keep you busy and not think in your head so much. So yeah reading a Wayne Dyer's translation of Tao Te Ching in his book "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life" next to my computer was a mistake and got my mind rationalizing that I could apply such principles to my old online game while keeping addiction away, well that may have worked for about 24 hours and it was all downhill from there especially when I found a copy of retro console games I didn't know I still had. From there it was one game after another as my mind rationalized to keep doing it to deal with stress, that I needed it. Well the more I thought about it the more I knew how much better my life was without games so here I am again humbly reclaiming my time.
  10. Morning 2. Lot of screen time yesterday clearing out the online game scene and still more to go. Just got a telephone interview by hiring contractor at the local army base for entry level HVAC/plumming/etc I am pretty stoked hoping looking forward to hear back from him.
  11. Welcome to the forum Alexander, I recommend to maintain a journal here it helps a lot. Trashing the game material is a big help getting it off the mind also recommend more calisthenics because you can do them anywhere, anytime. Day 2 myself relapsed after having gone 5 months without - best of luck!
  12. Morning 1. Already hit my first detox symptom lol woke up an hour before alarm dreaming about multiple video games .. yet at the same time I had been neglecting getting up before sunrise when gaming so already off to a great start actually doing more things that are in my best interest. While the brain swimming in dopamine is like, "wtf why did you delete all those games u idiot", it is time for me to focus on the best part of detox - robust uninterrupted morning routines and flow states
  13. Congrats on your decision CGH I've no doubt you will find answers to many of your questions here, we are here with you!
  14. Aw thanks that was 30 days without any kind of digital technology, lot of book reading! I will journal here as I get back into the swing of things.
  15. Day 0, No games with my life. Having previously made it well past 90 days I know the drill, let's do this GQ :) Made sure today to remove games from my computer and from the backup drive I didn't remember to clean last go round. Eventually I will again attempt a 90 day digital detox but I have got to take time first to detach gaming from my life again then for a digital detox to be successful I think having a local "offline" accountability partner is most important. A wingman that will not just tell you its time to get out of the house but will be in your driveway honking the horn. Got to get into making friends like that, for darn sure.
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