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  1. Why do you have to study 24/7? Thats unhealthy and unsustainable. When i was an undergraduate student one of my course mates said that I worried too much about making mistakes. I then noticed that other people did fine with the mistakes and without all the worrying. Just read from Atomic habits: people are swayed heavily by peer pressure. So the wrong kind of narrative is people trying to scare you about failing. If you love what you are doing, got discipline and self-monitoring, you will not fail. And you won’t have to sacrifice your health for it. Another thing is, it is not a hard
  2. Why don’t you level up your physique and health instead of a virtual character and write down at the end of the day in your scorecard: Haven’t overeaten: 5 points bonus Ate healthy: 3 points exercised: 2 points Applied better technique/new routine: 5 points bonus Researched for developing a strong back (new book, read 5 pages): 3 points bonus. Brushed teeth: 2 points Net total: 20 points You have to score at least 18 points each day to pass. If you don’t exercise one day, then divide fitness research points for that day by 3 (so you get just one po
  3. Hi CG, there used to be a forum member who released his stress by playing golf. I remember him talking about changing coaches because he didn’t like his first one. I can’t remember his nickname now. Maybe it was you?
  4. Welcome to the forum, i think you should look for a good therapist if you don’t already have one. Also a nice exercise is taking long walks in combination with counting your steps. The purpose here is to prevent any thoughts and it works because you have to keep the counter (just imagine an electronic counter in front of you and keep adding to it with each step). When i did that, i managed to get to 19 000 steps without thinking about anything. It felt amazing and I called it the jammer technique, because you are essentially jamming the thinking autopilot in your brain. However this won’t
  5. Welcome to the forum Matt. Let me ask, if you aren’t going to game anymore, then what are you going to do? Where are you going to invest your time and effort? If that new meaning is uncertain/vague, it will be difficult to overwrite your thinking patterns and habits. They will trick you in the end. How strong is your craving for a different life? Right now can you say it is strong enough to track each one of your days in a diary and force new activities into your life?
  6. Welcome to the forum, we will engage with you and offer moral support and advice. I hope you are intending to work on the respawn pack because as Cam mentioned, recovery and abstention aren’t the same. Recovery comes from good discipline and effort and is a state when you discover real goals. Real goals grant you all that sense of direction and purpose that renders video games useless.
  7. Further insight: things done in a particular structured order (by suppressing laziness) will bring great results for your character and mental strength. Eg. You’d like to revise later because it just doesn't feel like a good time to do it. That is an excellent time for you to strike and overwrite your behavioral trait. there are many things your body would like you to do: to sleep longer, get distracted by entertainment, avoid conflicts, overeat and daydream. Give in to these traps and you’ve got a classic case of unreliable, irresponsible person that can’t be trusted with anything. Look
  8. Just saw it in the news that a special large gamepad was designed weighing 30 kilograms and 1.5 metres in height. The aim is to develop the player’s muscles as he is struggling to press the buttons on it. It looks like an ordinary gamepad, only much larger (about the size of a large flat screen tv) The idea is that you can’t really get hooked. You just tire yourself out after about half an hour of playing.
  9. I think that you will never delay a task if you are taking care of your needs and your mind has returned to a good work/rest pattern. Discipline starts to falter when you are sacrificing too much of your health to get something done. That is why habits like internet browsing and video games develop: because they can distract you and give a temporary escape. They then create an unhealthy cycle of its own. Worked example: I was in the office feeling tired and unable to focus. It was just enough for me to log on to game quitters for mental energy and focus to come out of reserves. This
  10. How much do you actually revise then? From morning till night? I suggest monitoring the amount of material memorized in two different approaches. You can already look back to how much you’ve revised using the old method. So now you’ve got to allocate an hour or more in the day to strength building. It has to be cardio or a sport of some sort because that improves blood circulation and metabolism. Also its good to preplan what you will revise in a day and plan to do the most important thing first. At the end of the day check how much you’ve revised. If you track that, my bet is y
  11. Dreaming (fantasy type) can be an issue because it replaces the real world for you in a way. In fact I consider dreaming a surrogate to gaming or its extension. Dreaming on achieving a realistic goal is good if it is constantly pushing you to work on your short-term and long term plans. The more tangible your intermediate goals are, the more thought out and predictable the results will be and the more motivation you will have (how does it feel to see the change to your chest after a consistent one month work out plan?). If that happens, you will transition into the real world and gain mor
  12. Welcome to game quitters, have you purchased the respawn pack? It comes with a workbook intended to keep you on track to recovery and prevent relapsing. You are braver than the other gamers as you chose to stop playing and confront yourself. You don't want to be in denial. Can you share a bit more about your academic focus, interests and goals? Amphibian
  13. From your post It seems like eating sugar is a stress coping habit. Try switching to dried or normal fruits as your snacks. Also distraction is good during revision. One example of a healthy distraction is kicking a ball against a wall. Really great for resting your mind. So You’ve got to reformat stress coping into something healthy. It depends on your character. It may be jogging, or working on a punching bag. You’ve got to try new activities. Hope my advice is of help to you.
  14. Welcome to the forum and I wish you a lightning success. I’d suggest to get out of your house more often and play your favourite sport.
  15. Hey everyone, the Entertainment Software Association has scheduled this year’s gaming convention to be online due to the covid pandemic. This is a chance for us to send our questions online about the harm that the current technology causes young people. Cameron expounded in detail how the new concept of video games (never ending progression, visual effects, easy reward systems etc) alter the character and take over the life of a young person, you can watch his blogs online. Look at the caption that they have chosen for a newly released gaming console: “Play has no limits”. Contrast