Greetings to the forum. I'm a 27 year old and I'm 2 months video game free. I decided to quit gaming because it was pretty much the only thing I was doing other than work, which was really robbing me of any chance to better myself or my situation. I was mainly into playing online games that lent themselves to an endless grind like GTA Online and Elder Scrolls Online.
It hasn't been tooooooo hard so far, but I have had a couple days that have been particularly tempting and I almost caved. Rainy days just seem to be the perfect time to play a bit. But I'm pretty sure if I opened that door, I'd be off to the races again.
I already quit alcohol and drugs almost 2 years ago and video games became my substitute addiction. This hasn't been as hard, but I do have to deal with confronting uncomfortable emotions that I was using video games to distract myself with.
It actually felt really good at the beginning. I was enjoying getting back into reading and feeling more connected to the world. Unfortunately my father passed away about 3 weeks ago, so that's been an emotional roller coaster that I'm sure is contributing to my desire to escape.
So anyways this post turned out a lot longer than I thought it would, so thanks if you've read this far. Hoping I can offer something of value to this community.