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  1. My Habits To Make .. Wake up before sunrise, Sit down to dinner by 5, All electronics off & in bed at/1hr after sundown .. To Stop .. Using electronics after sundown, Staying up past bedtime ..
  2. Everyday Affirmations I Will .. Wake up before Sunrise to read Affirmations & Meditate, Take a cold shower, Sit down to dinner at 5 .. .. Have all electronics off & be in bed by Sundown so there is time for evening Affirmations & Meditation .. .. Delete 3 online accounts per day, Transcribe 5 bookmarks to paper per day .. "I" Affirmations I Am .. Positive, Well, Content, Peaceful, Happy, Prosperous, Abundant .. .. Positivity Unbroken, Amazingly Creative, Happiness Embodied .. .. Strong, Intelligent, Compassionate, Discovering my real identity .. .. Facing shame and uncomfortable feelings without running .. I Embody .. Positivity, Happiness, Strength, Life, Aspirations, Love, Universal Truth, God .. I Have .. Positive attributes that I am discovering .. I Will .. Develop social skills, Ask how others are doing, Ask what others have been up to .. ..Give people a way to make contact with me, Go to sleep earlier .. .. Never play a video game again .. I Will Use Gamequitters To .. Build an amazing body, Get that new job, Learn new languages, Complete a marathon .. I Will Use Nofap To .. Stay out of debt, Complete a triathlon, Complete an ultra-marathon .. Video Game Affirmations Video Games Are .. Addictive By Nature Video Game Addiction Is .. Progressive, A debilitating disease affecting the brain therefore affecting the body ..
  3. Goals | My Life Roadmap Short-term Goals Share my story Apply for 20 jobs Make some cash Put one thing up for sale that I am storing at Grandma's Comply with weekly car cleaning & inspection Create a dedicated food blog Create a custom recording of my affirmations as a guided meditation Continue to write down affirmations as they come to me Replace negative affirmations for positive // Self-Esteem Workbook // Thought Record Worksheet - add in some more positive automatic thoughts Proceed to next section of the Workbook Goals 1 Month From Now Comply with monthly car cleaning & maintenance Begin employment or a business Sell all furniture I am keeping at Grandma's Create more self-affirmation recordings Goals 3 Months From Now College plans in motion Get cover to keep cats off of car Create a Youtube Channel Have everything on Sale & Throw Out list sold and thrown out Self-Esteem Workbook completed Donate to Gamequitters. Respawn!
  4. Day 128 - Sixth Day of the Fourth Month. Found more video games, consoles, and peripherals that have need to be destroyed - that will be fun!! They were packed into boxes just sitting in my room and now they are sitting in the garage waiting for me to devote time to having my way with them❗ On top of that my room has a lot more space now this will certainly help keep my mind clear as well. What a great way to be alive❗
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    Webtime Tracker from chrome extension store has a nice graph.
  6. @Rualani Quitting is going to be different for everyone - it can be as simple as getting rid of your only console or as complicated as getting your entire thousand dollar collection out of your sight and that's just the first steps. Make sure you are doing what you can to make the quitting process easier. Here is a link to my recommendations to newcomers, maybe part of it will help you out some. Neil
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    I looked one up right away that is a great idea! Which time tracker do you use on your computer?
  8. Agree about the therapists I have had some that pry and work with me and then I have had those that just nod and listen. I do think chances are you will have a good experience this time around knowing what you want help working on - best of luck. Neil
  9. Congratulations on your decision to quit gaming you certainly do not have to identify as an addict to reap the benefits. With enough time and discipline you will no longer have to rely on a game for entertainment ever and that is time that you get to decide what to do - glad you found us❗ @LucyInTheSky For your reference to help along the way here is ..A welcoming statement 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-templateshttps://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.Thank you for your interest to quit video games ..Perhaps such bold action will inspire others to great deeds as well 😃Welcome to the forums!! Neil, Ex-Gamer Addict, Gamequitters Member My Profile, Direct Message Me, Discord Support Chat, My Journal, My Introduction
  10. @JaySK @dahankus @James Good @James S. @The radtech @TwoSidedLife .. and everyone curious about the topic here, I just wanted to share that rationalization is not new to addiction recovery. This article here will show you how alcoholics fall into this trap as well - we are not alone in our struggles. https://www.addiction.com/3436/rationalization-12-step-process/ I have no doubt if you go to an AA meeting face to face or online and ask to add rationalization to the meeting topics you will hear a lot of stories. We can of course share our stories here as well but point being AA has been around for almost one hundred years and have had a lot of time to address the issue - it might have a section in their big book I am uncertain but will update the topic if I find out❗ Neil
  11. Day 127 I have internet bookmarks reduced to a few folders, once they are all transcribed to paper I will not use bookmarks at all!
  12. Rent sounds like a great idea to see if you enjoy it first! Yeah Violin & Viola had my interest. Solos sound great and they are amazing in an ensemble oh and Ukulele would be cool.
  13. Congrats❗ @ElectroNugget
  14. I dig hearing that about the music making. I am so interested to find a new instrument to learn .. once I get a handle on that cash flow this has got to happen! @Functional_Addict
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    Hey V, here is a Linux cheat sheet for the command line I came across and thought of you I am not certain if you are new to Linux though I know you said you had a headache getting your new OS up and going - enjoy either way I am going to download this myself❗
  16. Oxidative stress is reduced on many fronts, sleep is one of them❗
  17. Feeding those bursts of inspiration is the best way to live life, we are glad you have decided to put the controller down @algiseldo❗ For your reference to help along the way here is ..A welcoming statement 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-templateshttps://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.Thank you for your interest to quit video games ..Perhaps such bold action will inspire others to great deeds as well 😃Welcome to the forums!! Neil, Ex-Gamer Addict, Gamequitters Member My Profile, Direct Message Me, Discord Support Chat, My Journal, My Introduction
  18. @The radtech @Volpe Addictions are a progressive disease on a spectrum because the more we subject our livelihood to them is the more rooted and entangled they become in our lives. The more the addiction is fed even in its infancy, is the more it will progress. The bigger question is are you tired of feeding the addictions over and over and asking the same question, "Am I an addict?" Maybe you are, maybe you're not but the only way to win that battle is to starve the beast. I am happy to see other people interested in quitting video games so thank you both for being here❗ Two months later since your original post, but I did see you are still active here so .. For your reference here is the best things I know to help you .. Kindle Your Detox 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-templateshttps://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.Thank you for your interest to quit video games ..Perhaps such bold action will inspire others to great deeds as well 😃I wish you the best with your Detox! Neil, Ex-Gamer Addict, Gamequitters Member My Profile, Direct Message Me, Discord Support Chat, My Journal, My Introduction
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    I am blessed, my smartphone is so old smart the youtube app refuses to update and stream videos. Then when I do visit the website my Chromium extension hides the entire right hand recommended content section in youtube is great it is called "Remove Recommendations Youtube VK Facebook" .. I promise I will be cutting back to one day of Wifi a week soon❗
  20. @Redmark Several of the people I stay in contact here as well as myself have found we all tend to easily get sucked into sedentary activities as we find and discuss what we have found to help us to binge less often. Very soon I plan to have Wifi connected only one day per week once I finish transcribing & deleting my useful internet bookmark topics to paper. I really should just delete the lot of it and figure things out again as I go along but I have this big paper binder already so gracefully sorted with dividers helping me to file away information I deem pertinent as meticulously as possible. Really as long as its not something I am always looking at it is a step in the right direction. I think I will later transcribe this binder of topics onto spreadsheets. Typing 80 words per minute when I really get to work so it wont be a bad time sink. I have looked at game-play videos since after the 90 day detox and it's not a good place for me to be. My game addicted Dad is always playing around me so I really I survive off of affirmations in my head like "Hey look at that, what a waste of time" or "Wow is he going to sit there and play games all day?" Addiction relapse can be frustrating but be proud that you got right back with the detox plan - nice going!!
  21. A fine question. I was quite a socially awkward myself during the gaming years - still a long way to go but I have noticed after staying away from porn and games that I have become very comfortable talking to people one on one while dealing with people who knew the old me is very awkward still. I think expanding the social activities will come naturally as we progress and feel more comfortable in our own skin. I will be looking for social activities somewhere that no one knows me and who knows maybe after that awhile I will be fine socializing with people who knew me as an awkward guy. I am thinking that doing volunteer work to get contacts for my resume is my first place to start! Great question @Redmark you got my noggin thinking a little.
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    Yeah the Discord live chat aspect does make it rather simple to get attached to. Useful platform to attract people interested to stop gaming but usefulness really ends there and again it is chat so it's rather a frequent thing there to be attaching your energy to trolls and people crying they don't know what to do .. oh and the people who are on the server and play games all the time! Good place to attract em here and get em thinking but that's all. You know .... .. there, I left the discord also. I think bots providing the discord chat with useful information is the way to make the most out of that place. 🔇
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