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  1. Happy Independence Day! Neil MOV016.mp4
  2. @Alex Nevins welcome aboard you are certainly in the right place, taking the time you would otherwise spend sedated on video games will build you up & get you far! 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/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
  3. Congratulations on your decision @Redmark that is really awesome the guys have put together a Respawn workbook I will definitely be investing in it myself even though I have completed the detox it is always great to see reminders like that around the house - follow the program well I have no doubt it to be worth the cost!! Now 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/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
  4. You can use a spreadsheet to track your days of sobriety automatically, file type is not accepted here but contact if you are interested mine is made with FOSS spreadsheet program Libreoffice. Alternatively you can search the web for a countup timer like this here. @Jordan2020 @TwoSidedLife I am unsure if possible to embed a one of those here but may be possible. Neil
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    @Ikar Yep martyr being the keyword from my childhood of family dysfunctional values that I brought into the workplace. A really fine supervisor will see things like this happening and bring it to a stop before chaos ensues. As you said, nobody wins.
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    Relates. At this one job people used to go out of their way to find me, try to dump more work on me for whatever reasons. Like this wasn't even an office setting they would have to drive far out of their way to find me and do this. The biggest reason I allowed it as I recall was how much social anxiety would daze me every time I set foot into our break/office building. So many people it would just assault me every time I had to go there. So yeah I would actually look for more work before returning to the office and people would look to give me extra. While it could be seen as a benefit this was not giving me a chance to find healing with my social anxiety and at worse I was not teaching myself to create healthy boundaries. Not to suggest that you do not already but give it some thought - ask yourself if you are drawing & maintaining healthy boundaries with your colleagues. Having any little more peace of mind is definitely worth thinking about.
  7. True that. After I had deleted my Steam account I started growing my hair out where I had usually kept it buzzed short. My hair has grown longer than I have ever had to manage it and it is amazing, glad I did. Groomed well all the time.
  8. I personally really began to thrive on a 100% plant-based diet however that was also the first time in my life I really started to focus on nutrition. I think as long as you try to eat healthy along with exercise / sleep / hydration it will do you a good service. Neil
  9. Daily exercise, proper sleep, nutrition, and hydration. Doing all of these things have turned my anxiety and depression upside down while doing just one is like spitting into the wind, give it your best! @Sarma
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    Very much like flax seed though to benefit from flax many sources I have found say to grind it up. Flax still absorbs a lot of water so I would not use it as a dry ingredient. In vegan recipes using ground flax seed and water it is commonly referred to as a "flax egg"
  11. Day 120. Tonight, and every night for the rest of my life I seek only positive affirmations before sleep, nothing negative. Dr Wayne Dyer has a good one here that I copied to my cell phone. I found more about him after taking note of his 2007 book about the Chinese Tao - Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao.
  12. Hello @fawn_xoxo What a thoughtful share, thank you. We are not alone battling the inner critic for certain. It's like an inner parent, or how we have learned to parent ourselves. Sometimes it is right, sometimes wrong, sometimes we have to step back and take an objective look at it all, unlearn things, relearn, teach ourselves new things. Lot of paths to choose ahead. This subject reminds me of the inner parent mentioned in the Adult Children of Alcoholics main text. Stay strong Fawn, great share. Neil
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    I think you are in for a treat because chia seeds can change up any beverage! You can drink the seeds fine once they have soaked because they gel up from absorbing all the water. I try to chew em time to time and it is possible but I end up drinking most of it without bothering. The seeds also provide omega fats 3 & 6 =) That is great you are committing your free time to exercise, "if we sit like bumps on a log we give up the fight to stress and free radicals" - Lance Luria, M.D.
  14. Yeah if the HVAC is constantly pumping then they are either running it too low or it is in need of repair talk to an apartment manager about this - you are worth having quality uninterrupted sleep. If the managers shrug you off you can raise the issue up their chain of command all the way to the top to have a voice in it depending how corporate it is there might only be one boss / one manager. Go easy on yourself with it all though there are really a lot of options. If the HVAC problem is not fixed you can possibly request to move to a new room or could forfeit the deposit, break lease, and hire a moving company to do the heavy lifting. You could also consider the route to hire an attorney to put things into motion and get reimbursement but really guy the money spent on that would be just more down the drain if nothing came of it - I would only do that "if you have money to burn". If it were me I would do what I could talking to management & owners or break lease. Even if you have to save money to do it, your uninterrupted sleep is worth it. On another note having a conversation with the tenant below won't help you in this case especially if they are running it freezing cold. I stayed over at a friends house once he is an obese fellow and he kept the AC cranked so low I could not sleep, it was a darn icebox. Well his uncle who allowed him to rent the property was furious about it because it was causing condensation around the entire trailer destroying ceiling tile. Considering that to be the case with the tenant below then talking would likely go nowhere and start a rivalry which you don't need either. Until something happens just hang in there, find ways to cope. Try putting mattress to the floor maybe your bed sucks. I like to use white noise from my loud tower or box fan to mask my parents television, it would otherwise drive me bats. Best of luck ☘️, keep sharing your thoughts and progress. Neil
  15. Right now I will immediately begin by replacing the time consuming wrestling with time creating my future. More effort spent on my lengthy to-do organizer tasks, getting a job, and putting more thought into college vs planning more immediately to start my own business. More saved money is required for my ambitions so putting in hours working for the man is important .. but you know starting my own business as a Bucket-Bob cleaning windows getting experience with simple business - this is a smart move as well. These kind of efforts will replace wrestling consumption.
  16. Day 119. After spending a more-than-generous amount of hours watching a Pro-Wrestling promotion I have taken notice how I am beginning to see it differently. Pro-Wrestling is a bloated well that keeps on giving filled with multiple hour broadcasts, interviews, speculation, tribute videos, heroes, villains, incredibly strong people, incredibly fit people, story-line segments, steroid abuse, knee replacements, hip replacements, concussions, brain damage, and early deaths. The 12 year old wrestling fan I used to be wants more however .. once I began to understand the sacrifices wrestlers make and the sacrifices I make to have this product in our lives it really makes me feel terrible. These sacrifices are so vain. We humans are given one life to do our best with the time we have and this is not it! The wrestling promotion the other day was focused to appeal to gamers and everything started to click. Most often the fans you see at the events are obese or pencil-then out of shape - they look like the gamer type. Many of them probably are. There was even a fan in the front row vip ringside seats high af on some drug. You know someday I might produce an offspring and I would not wish any of these things on such a gift of life. So today I am making a firm decision to draw the line - no more Professional Wrestling - not in my house.
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    Green Chia Tea ☕ Just now I added 1 tablespoon chia seeds to hot water so they would absorb water as I steeped the green tea. A word of caution these seeds naturally absorb a lot of water so not ideal to add at the last minute least they absorb the water from within your body!
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    Congrats @Vera that is all really BRAVE what you have done there! Usually mixed with feelings of pride & disgust to me taking a step back from digital consumerism - proud I assert claim over my free time and disgust because sometimes it can easily take up a lot of time. Sometimes we just have to detox from it. I look forward to finding a balance if that is truly possible. I am interested to get one of those standing computer stations so I can do what I intend and move on with my life instead of sitting down and becoming drawn to seeking more sedentary entertainment. I remember when I finally deleted MS Windows it felt so amazing, so liberating - I was so happy and I still am. Linux isn't just free, it is free as in freedom, freedom to choose, to share and carry on the legacy that open source developers have been writing for decades, and deep down it gives me that warm fuzzy comfort that I no longer need to go shopping for another bloated, over-priced personal computer ever again! I have used Ubuntu for 3 years & Arch for 1.5. Which distribution did you choose? Green tea is supposed to be amazing to drink often due to antioxidants but the type at the local stores are usually packed with caffeine so I don't have it as often as I would like. I do snack on greens & celery often with peanut butter though as well as all manner of fruits & vegetables so that works out. 🌶️
  19. Gaming definitely didn't help me to make these amazing potatoes. I call this the Russet-Barley Experience! 🌶️ Neil
  20. One-Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Curry - not something I made time for when gaming!! 🌶️ Sweet-Potato-Lentil-Curry-2.mp4
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    Hi Vera this is Neil / GoodVibes from the Discord. I know that feeling well being drawn to the web page after page, video after video. I wanted to delete my fancy web browser but then I had realized the Ad blocker and Adult content filters are a necessity for my pornography sobriety. I actually did commit however to deleting all of my bookmarks as I transcribe to paper what I see in the titles as valuable information. Big Sobriety Journal filled with topics dividers on health, food, hobbies, research, shopping interests, social, & entrepreneurship goals - the top one being "First Things First." I can later transcribe that to text files & mind maps but the most important part of it to me if the fact it will keep my browser clean to keep my mind from wondering into that deep, dark web. I also look forward to using terminal web browsers if I can for sure remove its ability to see photos & videos - keeping it really simple when I prefer. I have just learned to use an RSS feed program I really enjoy as I was able to upload all of my Youtube subscriptions to it from obtaining the OPML file at the bottom of this page here. Think I actually had to add the .opml extension at the end but point being I believe it really helps me to avoid sinking my time in at the Youtube website not having to open a new page to inspect for new content. Sure consuming the content at all can become addictive but there is also the potential of not having a Youtube search bar right there which not all RSS readers do this but Feedly only shows the video however it does have a visit website button. One extra step in my Chrome browser that has really helped me with over-consumption is an extension called xTab that allows me to specify how many tabs to allow open at one time while being able to block additional links & tabs from opening past that number. I really love a limit of two tabs - keeps workflow productive, and once again, keeping it simple. This has been my experience with it all this last week, I look forward to having Wifi unplug days once I have bookmarks transcribed & fully deleted. Neil
  22. ##### GQ LONG-TERM-SUPPORT JOURNAL ########################################################## Mission: Date: Habits to Make: Habits to Stop: Habits to Maintain: I Will Use Gamequitters To: Short-term Goals: Goals 1 Month from now: Goals 3 Months from now: Goals 1 Year from now: Goals 5 Years from now: Goals 10 Years from now: Goals 20 Years from now: #############################################################################################
  23. I understand this is not your first time here Dylan though maybe you will find information helpful in this formal Newcomer welcome link and if you are still looking for accountability you are welcome to contact me for that. Neil
  24. Thanks for sharing your story Morgan that was certainly more fuel to the affirmation that our lives are best spent creating rather than consuming. I definitely identify with that passion - if I am not doing the best I can do day to day I feel like It is good you found your way out again!! Having done the detox multiple times I don't know if this will have any information you don't already know but here is also a formal Newcomer welcome link for your review. Best Wishes, Neil
  25. Welcome to the forums RiRi. Together, we can beat this - it certainly sounds like you have the motivation! Here is a formal Newcomer welcome link with some information for you even though you have quit games before. Again, welcome! Best Wishes, Neil
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