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  1. Welcome. It's good that you are thinking about how you want to invest your time. It sounds like you have many different avenues to explore. Good luck!
  2. Day #82-87 Greetings. I did go back through my old posts, but I realize now that I never spelled out my reasons for quitting gaming in my own forum. Although I've hinted at it in other posts. I wanted to quit gaming so that I could go out and experience life. I still feel like gaming is a great way to relax or add some competition and fulfillment into a relatively boring life. For me I feel like gaming was how I made my life more interesting. It wasn't always that way. When I was a kid I think gaming was more just a way to have fun and distract myself when I wasn't doing anything. Bu
  3. Day #81 Still feeling kind of lost today. I was productive last night and got some shopping done, but then today I didn't know what to do with myself. I did read for a couple hours and finally finished a book I had been reading for a while. I'd like to read more often. I have another book I can start this week. I've only been living in this place for a few weeks now, but it seems like I might have higher standards for cleanliness than everyone else. My philosophy is basically to clean as I go. I don't know why this isn't more common because it's so simple and easy. Just clean up righ
  4. Day #76-80 I guess I have 10 days left in my 90 day detox. I haven't posted in a few days... I don't really have an excuse; I just didn't feel like I had anything to say. Journaling was starting to feel like a chore rather than something that I wanted to do. I didn't want that so I stopped for a while. In some ways it's the same for gaming. When I have quit games in the past, it was because they weren't fun anymore. They started to feel like more of a chore or a burden than something enjoyable. I have been sick since Sunday apparently as well. My symptoms are nothing serious (yet) so
  5. Day #75 Don't know what happened last night, but I woke up around 6:00 which worked out great because I was able to get to the grocery store before the crowds showed up. Maybe I should wake up earlier from now on and exercise or something.
  6. Day #74 Somehow I fell asleep without even realizing it. When I woke up it wasn't even 12 am yet, so I have no idea how long I was asleep. The last thing I remember was that it was about 5 o'clock and I was eating dinner. When I woke up I was in bed with my daytime clothes still on. I hadn't made my journal post yet and it didn't feel like I had brushed my teeth. I don't know what's going on but clearly I've messed myself up from watching anime all day. I think it can kind of destroy your sense of time. I'm a little freaked out because I woke up from some kind of nightmare as we
  7. Day #72 Not much to report really. Yesterday I hung out with some people which was nice. Today it rained all day and I felt pretty drained so I watched anime all day.
  8. Day #71 Tired and past my bedtime, so I'll check in more tomorrow. Overall, I'd say a good day today.
  9. Day #69, 70 Forgot to post yesterday, I thought about it but I was tired so I just went to bed. Tennis went well. I was hitting the ball much much better than last week, so I am proud of myself for that. I think it came down to a few main things: confidence, footwork, video learning, and breaks. For confidence, once I got a few good shots in I was really feeling myself and realized that what I was trying to do was working. I had been watching a lot of tennis YouTube videos to see how the pros play, not to try to copy them but just to get a feel for what they look like on the court.
  10. Day #68 Can't wait to play some tennis tomorrow. Had scheduled to play with someone today but they cancelled. As a result I was extremely antsy today. I didn't know what to do after getting my groceries for the day. Highlight of the day was probably chatting virtually with friends and family. I was also able to take a stroll around the neighborhood during that time. I miss just going on walks. I hope I can make those a regular thing again while the weather is still good. I think it is really important to go outside and just walk around. I don't know why. It makes me feel good, l
  11. I think the author makes some good points. It is true that people who prioritize experiences and free time over money and possessions are happier on average. So it is easy to fall into the trap of using all of that free time for leisure. However, you should also spend some of that time setting a good foundation for your future and the person you want to become. I don't believe that gaming 6 hours a day is really sustainable if you want to have a family or a good social network outside of gaming.
  12. Day #67 Decent day today. I wish I did more exercise, but I'm working on that. I should be playing some tennis the next two days. It's raining hard right now. It's interesting to watch from my window. There's a different feeling viewing rain from inside versus actually being out in the rain. If you've never just stood out in the rain, you should try it. Kind of fun. Then you can pretend you're the protagonist in a cheesy romance film. I'd love to play some games right now, but I can't. So I still don't have enough activities to fill my time. Anyway, don't have much else
  13. Day #66 Well, I did make it to the park today. For some reason I still was putting it off. I had it on my calendar for 12:30pm, but I didn't leave until like 2:00pm. I told myself to at least go outside, so I literally just walked out the door and stood outside for a bit. Then after about 15 minutes of that I finally decided to go drive to the park. So I guess the lesson is, starting is the hardest part? I think when I am at home inside lounging all day it makes me not want to do anything. So getting outside can help change my mood. I did skateboard for a bit, but it was prett