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  1. Hi! Yes we can do that! 🙂 And somehow I managed to make a post without quoting and now I don't know how to remove it
  2. Here is my morning routine in case you are interested 🙂 My Morning routine: Get up instantly - The moment you wake up, get up instantly instead of snoozing - Place your alarm clock far away from your bed so you have to get up in order to disable it. If you are using your phone as an alarm clock, charge it far away from bed. - Have multiple alarm clocks like phone + traditional alarm clock + alarm clock with light sunrise simulation Listen to Audiobook - My choice are the audiobooks from Audible, I recommend anything from Eckhart Tolle like The Power of Now. I would avoid things like YouTube cause their algorithm is designed to make you keep watching their videos so you might get stuck in procrastinating - Can help you to reach the right mindset for the day and listening to talking wakes you up quicker Eat Breakfast -> Do Dishes -> Brush your Teeth Stack these together, it is called Habit stacking (more info in books like Atomic Habits). I always manage to do my dishes and brush my teeth because I treat these activities as a whole instead of three separate ones. Actually most (if not all) things in my morning routine are habit stacked Take a Walk in Nature Maybe one of the most infuential thing to do for me is to take a walk in nature or to go as close to nature possible. Nature calms and refreshes oneself Workout I put my gym clothes on and watch YouTube video called 7 minute workout and follow it doing the exercises in it. After workout I stretch my muscles and drink protein drink. Then I take a shower Make your Bed I make my bed at this point because it is good to let it ventilate a bit instead of making it immediately in the morning Meditate It is always a good habit to meditate, so I do 5 minutes of meditating with Calm app. Naturally there are many other apps like Headspace Gratitude journal Journaling is a great habit and there is no reason one shouldn't be doing it. Gratitude is also proven to give benefits so I write 3 things I am grateful for every day Gamequit journal I fill my journal in this site by just writing my thoughts. Should I follow some principle? Also this is the earliest point when I start my computer Check messages I always avoid checking my messages and email inbox as the very first thing in the morning because I believe it isn't a good way to start my day with all the stress it might involve. I want to check them only when I am ready to do something about them. I also don't really open any work related emails late at night Plan your day I write my "To-do list" in app called PomoDone and work in cycles of 25 minutes productivity and 5 minutes of break. Highly recommending this to get things done, app has timers for both productivity and break cycles - > Start your day What do you think? I gladly hear any thoughts, suggestions or feedback. Or you can share your own morning, evening etc. routine. There are much more in-depth info too but I didn't want to write too long post. My morning routine is always developing, some things have been in there for long time, some things are new! I also have an evening routine if you are interested to hear about that too
  3. Day 23: Even though I have experienced feelings of negativity and harmful thoughts, I am still pushing forward. Remember that we are not our thoughts and feelings, they are just something that happen to us. So we had no choice of selecting whether we did want to experience them or not. I am trying my best to not to let my thoughts and feelings to consume me I am currently focusing on doing my morning routine daily and also being productive every day to make my dream of becoming an entrepreneur a reality. Here is my morning routine in case you are interested 🙂 My Morning routine: Get up instantly - The moment you wake up, get up instantly instead of snoozing - Place your alarm clock far away from your bed so you have to get up in order to disable it. If you are using your phone as an alarm clock, charge it far away from bed. - Have multiple alarm clocks like phone + traditional alarm clock + alarm clock with light sunrise simulation Listen to Audiobook - My choice are the audiobooks from Audible, I recommend anything from Eckhart Tolle like The Power of Now. I would avoid things like YouTube cause their algorithm is designed to make you keep watching their videos so you might get stuck in procrastinating - Can help you to reach the right mindset for the day and listening to talking wakes you up quicker Eat Breakfast -> Do Dishes -> Brush your Teeth Stack these together, it is called Habit stacking (more info in books like Atomic Habits). I always manage to do my dishes and brush my teeth because I treat these activities as a whole instead of three separate ones. Actually most (if not all) things in my morning routine are habit stacked Take a Walk in Nature Maybe one of the most infuential thing to do for me is to take a walk in nature or to go as close to nature possible. Nature calms and refreshes oneself Workout I put my gym clothes on and watch YouTube video called 7 minute workout and follow it doing the exercises in it. After workout I stretch my muscles and drink protein drink. Then I take a shower Make your Bed I make my bed at this point because it is good to let it ventilate a bit instead of making it immediately in the morning Meditate It is always a good habit to meditate, so I do 5 minutes of meditating with Calm app. Naturally there are many other apps like Headspace Gratitude journal Journaling is a great habit and there is no reason one shouldn't be doing it. Gratitude is also proven to give benefits so I write 3 things I am grateful for every day Gamequit journal I fill my journal in this site by just writing my thoughts. Should I follow some principle? Also this is the earliest point when I start my computer Check messages I always avoid checking my messages and email inbox as the very first thing in the morning because I believe it isn't a good way to start my day with all the stress it might involve. I want to check them only when I am ready to do something about them. I also don't really open any work related emails late at night Plan your day I write my "To-do list" in app called PomoDone and work in cycles of 25 minutes productivity and 5 minutes of break. Highly recommending this to get things done, app has timers for both productivity and break cycles - > Start your day What do you think? I gladly hear any thoughts, suggestions or feedback. There are much more in-depth info too but I didn't want to write too long post. My morning routine is always developing, some things have been in there for long time, some things are new! I also have an evening routine if you are interested to hear about that too Maybe I tell about my entrepreneurship thing later, today I have spent so much time telling about my morning routine already! Well there is time.
  4. Hey! I didn't even imagine someone could enjoy reading my journal but glad you did! I am trying to do the journal daily from now on, I have linked it with my morning routine since in my experience scheduling time for something makes things happen :). Yes it has been almost month now, past days I have had feelings of negativity and thoughts which haven't been so nice though. Mmm I could tell about what I have been working on and about my goals in my journal, or would you like to message with me directly somewhere? Good idea actually, I think writing about things I do and my goals is maybe good addition (and better) than just telling about negative things. Will actually write my entry for today now, wishing you good day 🙂
  5. Thank you! The feelings of stress and anxiety are maybe because of the void which wants to be filled with something. So yeah maybe have been used to dopamine so now missing it. In my case I think the best is to try to find something to fill the void, social things in my case, still working on with that. Have a beautiful day as well my friend 🙂
  6. Day 22: It has been over three weeks without gaming now. Feeling some sort of stress/anxiety lately which has taken some energy and time. Not sure why am i getting that all of sudden, I have been more productive so maybe I am just tired. Would need some way to release stress so maybe I will exercise today (was meant to do it yesterday but didn't do). Everything is good as soon as I finish my morning routine though, stress is highest the moment I wake up, and late at night. Not sure why? Also been seeing nightmares lately, interesting in own way. Oh well, here comes another new day. I am feeling kinda strong though so I am not really too worried about any of this. Just wanting to get rid off stress before it becomes prolonged habit.
  7. Day 21: Again very difficult morning mentally to get started today. Somehow feeling quite negative. But I pushed through it after some time, morning routines of mine help me a lot after all. So all good now. Will be doing some thinking what is causing this kind of mornings lately, maybe I am gonna exercise a lot today to make myself more tired if that would help (didn't sleep that well last night). Other than that I am not having any cravings to play at the moment. My cravings are more linked to spending time with my gaming friends but it's tricky cause they don't seem to want to talk that much to me. My goal of entrepreneurship is surely taking most of my energy though, lots of research needed. This seems quite challenging. But I will definitely try this because there is relatively low financial risk if I fail. Pomodore technique working wonders in teams of getting things done, going to continue doing it today also! Good luck to me and good luck to you today :)!
  8. Day 20: It has almost been three weeks now, had a quite difficult morning just a moment ago, something made me feel anxious the very moment i woke up. It also seems like anxious mood or thoughts trigger more cravings towards gaming, I would have definitely played some games if I hadn't taken the steps to uninstall and delete accounts and stuff, so thank you very much for those steps which I learnt in Respawn! Autumn is difficult time in general, days get darker and it's time to get back to being very productive, so maybe that might also affect my mood. Oh well I guess I am just gonna push through all this, listening to audiobook helped a lot so all good now!
  9. Day 19: My friend keeps talking about games to me and shows soundtracks of games, and I really like those soundtracks so I wonder is this bit dangerous in terms of staying away from video games. Where is the line drawn? Should I avoid soundtracks of video games? Certainly avoiding any videos of them but what about the music itself? So my cravings are highest when talking with that friend, cause he is a hardcore gamer. like 100% in there. Hmm I am not sure what to do. I got even some thoughts about going back but not doing it. Certainly bit risky. Actually got quite lot done today and yesterday thanks to one technique my friend shared with me, thank you for that! I am setting timer and doing 25 minutes some activity, then having 5 minute timer after that for break time. Still need to tweak it a bit but working quite well! Rewarding myself after each timer has ended by moving paper clip from one glass to another, to provide instant gratification. Oh well, I am definitely drawn to nature and colorful things more nowadays. I used to wear all black and I would like to buy new clothes if I could afford it. Even wearing something black or dark blue doesnt feel like me anymore. Which is kinda great. More joy and happiness lately
  10. Day 18: Actually I have noticed that my biggest cravings towards gaming arise when one friend of mine doesn't spend time with me because I am not gaming. So I am kinda getting the thought "if I gamed he would play with me, so would that be so bad?". But still I haven't gamed, just good to realize that this is happening. Maybe I should just take time away from him and wait if he wants to contact me and actually just talk or do something else than gaming. Other than that doing quite well, main struggle is to stay productive during days, not really the part of staying away from games. Just gonna chill this weekend, and have an open mind, maybe I get some unconscious thinking done and problems solve themselves. Feels like reasons behind my laziness might be still unclear to me. Maybe I realize them soon 🙂 I have actually made some progress in social front too which is awesome! Joined some Facebook groups linked to my entrepreneurship idea. I am gonna do some post or contact some people to ask some questions soon in there, hopefully starting the business soon! Also I have noticed people who kinda still like me even if I don't game, and really appreciating that. Will maybe focus on them a lot! Mmm... looking good. Good luck to you too! We got this!
  11. Sure let's be sparring partners then! Do we have ability to add someone as friends in here or what would be best?
  12. I think this is very common for everyone that parents dont stop us from gaming. They dont see gaming as bad as going out to drink for example or smoking I think. So that's why addiction gets so severe, and it kinda hurts that close people dont do anything about it. Dont they see or dont they care? I think great think about Respawn are the concrete steps how to quit gaming. I also ended up stopping gaming numerous times, sometimes they lasted just days, sometimes even months. But I always came back because it was easy, uninstalling couldn't keep me away. So it has helped me a lot to thoroughly cut away all the cues for gaming and make it extremely difficult. Must be serious about it. Best thing is to get rid off accounts or to create social pressure to tell people you have quit. Well, I think it's great that you are still here though, it is all that matters. No matter how many times you might relapse or have relapsed, just try your best and that's gonna be enough. You have dont your best based on your current state of mind and ability. Good luck 🙂
  13. Day 17: It seems like I cannot be consistent enough to fill this journal on day-to-day basis, but I am here now and maybe from now on I will! Been contemplating what kind of "games" are allowed even though I have quit playing video games. Is internet chess alright? I could imagine that board games in real life are alright to play? Any thoughts? I still haven't made social connections or went out there to find some new hobby to get myself into social circles. Difficulty in choosing and also thinking bit about the budget. I am also bit concerned to collide to some of my friends who game a lot, and I am not sure what to tell to them... for example at the gym. So I would maybe need to go there some weird time of day, but avoiding them isn't good. Any suggestions? My goal of entrepreneurship seems really difficult to pursue all alone. I just can't get myself to put enough effort and concrete hours to work on it! I am bit afraid to contact some people to ask questions. I am not sure am I just really tired of the void that the game quitting has brought to my life. I slept a lot past days, like literally I was awake for 4 hours then slept for 4 hours even during day. Then I forgot to eat but now I feel more energetic. I am not sure is it too much to ask to become entrepreneur, my ability to stick to working doesn't seem that productive unfortunately. Maybe I am not that good at scheduling my time or making plans because I am bit of a perfectionist and spend most of my time planning instead of doing anything. Hmm.... Most helpful things for me are mindfulness, walks in nature, music, books, movies. I am not sure are movies just a way to kill time though. Should find a way to do things in moderation. I can have time to be productive and relax if I just can lead myself to do it. I am quite certain the social void is my biggest problem at the moment. Being alone.
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