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  1. Welcome back @sephinea the game addiction is totally real, here below is what helped me to achieve my detox take what works for you best of luck - I plan to begin my digital detox from devices & internet tomorrow.

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!!

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  2. 11th day of the 4th month

    Enough only counting my sobriety from video games already I have a new detox to start!

    I have made a decision to go without digital technology for 90 days which means no internet, no computer, no television, no smart phone except to check email for job interviews, no radio, no music at all even unless I am creating it ..

    .. and I will begin this week - yikes! 

    I will be spending the day getting ready to begin by applying for a lot of jobs and will print a lot of resumes. :5_smiley:

    Just the motivation I needed to get the ball rolling here, this is going to be fun!


  3. I am in my mid thirties also high five for the old guys club! I have a feeling once you get on the other side of that detox you are gonna thrive, best of luck. :12_slight_smile:

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @kis

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  4. :337_fire:  Glad to have you here Colorado Kris, video games & addiction here we dis.
            I dig Linux do you GNU? That is an amazing color that deep vibrant blue.    :337_fire:

    :12_slight_smile: I got slightly into speedrunning & setting unique challenges myself just to make the old games feel fun and challenging again. Really glad I woke up to the fact it was all doing me a disservice anyhow so happy none of that needs to be on my mind anymore. Good decision going for the detox best of luck. :286_four_leaf_clover:

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @BrassWolf

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓

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  5. Penne Spaghetti Pasta upgrade!
    Penne & Spaghetti noodles in saucepan covered & cooked about 10 mins. Added broccoli, onion, & mushrooms around 6 minutes in then as get rid of most remaining water by boiling open on medium or strain - then added garlic & onion powder along with a chunk of tomato paste. This was an awesome change-up to my routine foods :113_tongue:

    2019JUL12 - Penne-Spaghetti-Pasta.jpg

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  6. First off this is something new to you that you don't understand because you fear it. I suggest scheduling an appointment with a therapist to hash it out a bit. Sounds like addiction withdrawal to me. Back when I was quitting alcohol having people to chat to that related really helped I would just drink myself into a drunken stupor otherwise. Maybe the StopGaming discord chat would be a good place to stop by next time you feel an anxiety attack coming on. Best of luck. @Sarma

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  7. One of the best decisions you will ever make - commit to the detox and you will do well!

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @Jacked

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  8. My video game addiction started when I was very young too and it can be beaten so if you fail just brush it off and try again you can do it!

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @Petros

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  9. Web Redux | Less Internet, More Life 

    My Web-Redux Tools

    • Relative 12-Step Programs. Happy to break anonymity and discuss in private message
    • A Chromium-based browser such as Brave, Chrome, or Chromium to make use of extensions below ..

    My Web-Redux Strategies

    • I have been writing down bookmark topics into a paper organizer so I can confidently ..
    • .. Delete all Bookmarks and Remove Bookmark Bar, with these out of sight my time online will be less distracting!
    • Unplug Internet for Days at a time, once a week for access is fine too
    • Considering 90 days unplugged detox from devices & PCs in general
      • Make and use a paper detox journal for my digital detox - use disposable cameras or the kind that print immediately
      • Very basic landline for work answering machine is fine - no cell phone

    Shout out to @Vera & @BooksandTrees 

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  10. 43 minutes ago, Jordan2020 said:

    I just need to really get some guidance on where to start so I can live like I dream of everday. But feel far from achieving.

    The 90 day detox is the place to start. Just by chance you did not catch the detox information I shared on your introduction this link here is the same one and probably more up to date. DM if you have any questions at all, best of luck. :286_four_leaf_clover:

    Neil


  11. Starting to get this idea to make a dedicated food blog but right now for the fun of sharing what I am now able to invest my time into doing .. you are welcome! :5_smiley:

    Today was my first time getting out the pastas in a while so will continue to build off of this. This was super tasty but was a little dry even though I re-hydrated the dish and the gluten from the barley I suppose made everything want to clump together so I am thinking next time I will replace the barley with something else like more vegetables. Cooked cauliflower and Tabasco would touch it up really nice I think! :631_bulb:

    Ingredients used was whole grain penne / spaghetti / barley, diced onion, sliced mushroom, tomato paste, ground onion & garlic, salt, hemp hearts.

    IMG037.jpg


  12. An oatmeal recipe that struck me last night like a bolt of lightning!:336_zap: 
    Today I took my time to craft one amazing lunch - never thought I would be putting hot sauce in a bowl of oats but my god it was delicious :6_smile:
    The ingredients sitting before you is rolled oats, crushed cauliflower, walnuts, onion, & mushrooms seasoned with garlic powder, ground turmeric, black pepper, nutritional yeast, hemp hearts, mustard, salt, & minced greens topped with black pepper, Tabasco and a pinch of salt. Starchy feast for the brain :118_bust_in_silhouette: Speaking of which something is telling me that diced & cooked russet potatoes would accompany this creation very well!
                                                                                .. I call this Savory Old Fashioned Stove-Top Oats
    IMG035.thumb.jpg.5a82a77fdb3da62f4714898e384e9151.jpg

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  13. Hello Matt my name is Neil and I am sick of video games as well it is good to have you here!

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @indyc

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  14. If only I had seen the light at your age, congrats and best of luck!! :286_four_leaf_clover:

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @the_0ne

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓


  15. Wonderful momentum you have found Conor keep on feeding it you can do great! Don't forget to introduce yourself :5_smiley:
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/5-start-here-introduction/

    For your reference to help along the way here is ..
    A welcoming statement :230_hatched_chick:
    In preparation for a 90 day detox and beyond ..
    First move the consoles & games out of sight so it stays out of mind ..
    This includes uninstalling them from the computer & devices! ..
    Once it is done you can move on from there & a lot easier I might add.

    Getting rid of the games for good enabled me to finish the detox strong, consider that.
    After that you need to teach yourself how else to spend that free time!
    Make sure you are eating healthy, getting daily exercise, & proper sleep ..
    NUTRITION - big minefield of controversy I personally am behind a plant-based diet ..
    This upcoming documentary backed by Producers Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan ..
    Check it out ✌️ I won't respond in forum to this topic but you are welcome to message me ..
    Find some hobbies to replace the time gained ..

    https://gamequitters.com/hobby-tool/
    Start some kind of journal with pen & paper, online here, or both! ..
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/topic/3160-guidelines-templates
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/index.php?/forum/11-daily-journals/
    Do consider checking out the Respawn program offered here as well ..
    For what little cost think about that return on investment! ..

    Cross-examine other areas in your life you find consuming your time ..
    Excessive consumption is what leads to the time crippling addictions ..
    Replace such excessive consumerism by using your free time to create.
    Our one life, the time that we have is meant for so much more than feeding addictions ..
    You might not identify as an addict and that is fine ..
    If you are here for any reason to quit video games that is still a benefit to you
    Thank you for signing up and joining our united cause to make the most of our time --
    Give this your best and I am sure you will do well :93_punch:
    Welcome to the forums!! @conorshand

    Neil,  Ex-Gamer Addict,  Gamequitters Member :1602_bicyclist_tone3:
    Direct Message Me,  Discord Support Chat

    Article: How To Quit Playing Video Games :1517_runner_tone3:
    Article: Four Reasons We Played Video Games
    Article: Alternative Activities By Game Genre :1582_surfer_tone3:

    Article: Why You Should Detox
    Find a Video Game Addiction Therapist :1512_walking_tone3:
    Download A Gamequitters Podcast
    Read A Gamequitters Blog 👓

    • Like 2

  16. 2 hours ago, DerekMT said:

    At the moment I have a lot of mixed feelings.  I am worried that I will fail and resort back to business as usual, but I am also excited for a fresh start and new experiences.  I worry about losing my gaming buddies who I have played with for countless hours, but I am excited about finding new friends who have healthy hobbies who will encourage me to be a better version of myself.  I look forward to this journey but part of me is scared that I won't be able to maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

    We fear what we don't understand. The real trick in my experience to living a healthier lifestyle is to just do it and make sure you are doing it for yourself not to please someone else but because this is an investment you can carry with you the rest of your life! Nice work starting your journal keep it going!! :326_comet:

    Neil

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