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  1. Hi, good idea to start learning a language, it can be interesting and challenging. I see it's hard for you to keep going without video games now, but stay strong ! You're on the right path Relapsing won't solve any issue. Good luck.
  2. Hello, It's already hard to quit an addiction when we want to quit it. But your father doesn't even want to quit, I don't think you can make him quit in a direct way. So for now, focus on you, since you want to quit. You could delete your account for example. There are a lot of tips on how to quit on this forum. Tell your dad you really want to stop playing this game, for all the reasons you mentioned. Maybe he will understand. This way, he won't ask you to play with him. You can propose your dad an other activity, tell him you want to spend time with him, but not on this game. Even 10min of this other activity can be nice for you two. Then it can be longer : 30min for example. Good luck
  3. Day 12 ✔️ Sleep : going to bed before 0:00 -> it was 0:50. I could sleep in, but I won't be able to do it tomorrow Shower : take one -> not ok, but not a big deal Meals : take all of them -> ok Sport : 15min -> I took a long walk instead Spanish : 15min -> ok Task : doing 1 long or unusual task -> ok, 1 unusual task (I continued to tidy up) Internet : surfing 45min max -> I didn't measure it, but I was above that. I still think about playing video games, but I know that I will spend hours and hours on them, and I will feel like shit after that. And if I don't play hours and hours, it won't be enough. In any case, the result is bad.
  4. Day 11 ✔️ That was a productive day, that was nice 🙂 Sleep : going to bed before 0:00 -> not ok, it was ~1:00, but it's not so bad, since I could sleep in Shower : take one -> ok Meals : take all of them -> ok Sport : 15min -> ok (happy for that) Spanish : 15min -> ok Task : doing 1 long or unusual task -> ok, I said that was a productive day (I tidied up and cleaned) : 1 long+unusual, 1 long and 1 unusual Internet : surfing 45min max -> I didn't measure it, but it wasn't excessive
  5. Day 6-10 ✔️ Yeah, ten days ! But during these days, like a lot of people, I wasn't motivated, and so I wasn't really productive. I'll try to be more ambitious about the things I want to do : Sleep : going to bed before 0:00 Shower : take one Meals : take all of them Sport : 15min Spanish : 15min Task : doing 1 long or unusual task Internet : surfing 45min max
  6. Day 3 & 4 ✔️ Again these days, I've been tired during the evenings. I even took a nap of 1h30 on day 3, it wasn't on purpose. Need to sleep earlier :s Day 5 ✔️ (not finished yet, but I guess it will be fine) Not tired, since I could sleep in (it's Saturday), but I wasn't motivated. I spent a lot of my free time watching anime, at least it's not video games. I'd like to do more productive things, but it's not easy.
  7. Day 2 ✔️ This day, I felt more focused during work, maybe because of a slightly better sleep, or the lack or video games (or both). But this evening, I was really tired, maybe more than yesterday. I guess the excitation I get usually with video games prevents me to feel tired. I know I need to sleep more, but it's hard to go to bed early. Yesterday, I checked the news about a video game on the internet, but didn't find anything. I shouldn't do that, that's why I didn't do it today. See you
  8. Hi good luck ! I could be your accountability buddy if you want ^^ Don't give up, even for 5min. If you feel like you waste your time, try to not waste it by doing some basic tasks. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. And playing several hours in a game brings next to nothing IRL.
  9. Hi, I know the pandemic sucks, but we can do so many things on the internet. You said you want to explore, you can watch so many parts of the world on youtube for example : a country, a city, nature (mountains, beaches, forests, animals, etc.) You can search almost anything on the internet, on wikipedia for example. The only problem, is to know what to search ^^ You could make a list of what you want to explore or learn. When I'm bored, I listened to some music and I do some tasks, or just surfing a bit on the internet (not too long). You could try to listen to epic musics, like Two Steps From Hell
  10. Stay strong ! I think you've made the right choice. It's not easy to say no, but you did it. This way, you reduce the risk to relapse. Other people think it is not a big deal to play video games, but it is for us, it's one of our weaknesses. Like cigarettes, alcohol, gambling are a weakness for some people. Try to find something else to do or share with him (funny videos, memes, etc.) With more than 200 days, continue like that, you're inspiring.
  11. Hi, good thing you want to stop these hobbies that are destructive for you (and us). Better late than never, good luck for the hard (but rewarding) journey ahead.
  12. Day 1 : ok I was really tired this evening, because of the lack of sleep, and not being excited with video games. I will go to sleep earlier than usual 👍 I also did some tasks this evening, because I didn't spend hours with video games, or surf on the internet. I was really bored a moment, so I listened to a dynamic music, that was better. See you
  13. Day 4 ✔️ I feel like it’s been 14 days, but no, only 4. Maybe because I have too much time on my hands now. Even if I haven’t slept enough, I felt good this day. Work wasn’t stressful, that was nice. When I came home, I focused on my chores, without internet, without music. And when I was done with a chore, I did another chore, etc. Only when I was done with almost everything, I relaxed. Usually I never do that, I do the bare minimum, and tell myself that I’ll do the rest during the weekend, and it never works ^^ Spanish : ok, work out : not yet, went to bed around : before 1:30 (nok) Maybe I won’t post every day, so don’t worry about it. I know now that I should never play video games again.
  14. Day 3 ✔️ Spanish : ok (only a few minutes), workout : nok, went to bed around : 3:30 (nok) A little moment of sadness in the evening. Since I wasn’t really productive during the weekend, I told myself : “What’s the difference between now and when I play ? If I play or not, I am not productive. So what’s the point of quitting video games ?” And I remember that it is basically my state of mind when I relapse : “no great difference than before, so let’s go back to gaming, at least I will be “productive” (“achievements”, rewards, etc.)” So for now it isn’t an urge to play, but an urge to be productive. But in real life, we don’t get rewards every 5 minutes because we do some stupid tasks lol. So I wasn’t really tempted to play, each time I was thinking a little about my game, I told myself : “no no no, don’t think about that” and then I was thinking about something else. It’s working so far. Providing advices on this forum is a great feeling, I hope I can help other people that struggle with this problem like me. I feel I mustn’t disappoint them. How can I give advices, and then fail to apply my own advices ? I have to be strong and be a good example, for me and the others.