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  1. One thing I have found myself doing to reward myself is eating. Now I'm not saying I'm having a cake every break, but after a couple hours of work when I'm starting to get mentally worn out I like to go to my grocery store and buy a can of soda and either a pizza or anything that I'm feeling that day with the budget of 3-5 dollars. I don't think this will work with everyone, but I personally love food and I feel a lot better and I'm more willing to do more again after eating delicious food for a few minutes. You're doing great! Keep it up
  2. Day: 9 Still alive and doing other things are getting easier. Church is opening back up in my area and I had a lot more support about me quitting and getting back into running, so that was nice. I got the kindle today and I got to say, it's really nice to not carry a thick book for reading and being able to choose the font size and look makes it a lot easier to read. I started a 5k prep program from an app called zombies,run! and I'm hoping to be back in shape in a couple months, maybe even lose a few pounds while i'm at it. It would be nice to get back to 165 lb like I was in high sch
  3. Good luck Helen. Welcome to the group!
  4. As much as @ace_dee put it rather...bluntly. I do agree that if you are going to play games in moderation, you would probably want to play games that give a real sense of enjoyment. whether for the story or the game play. Now having that real sense of enjoyment may make the non-mobile games addicting in it's own right, it would definitely beat playing a small game that was DESIGNED to get you addicted and possibly even have you pay more money than the average cost of any non-mobile game. I have spent about $200 on a mobile idle-game called tap titans 2 and honestly? I could've bought the
  5. Oh side note, I've been looking into getting a kindle so that I can get more books without having to fill the closet but I don't want to get the kindle fire because I don't need all the tablet features and I just want something for reading. So I guess the question is, does anyone know if the kindle paperwhite is worth the extra $80? or should I just get the normal kindle?
  6. @Marek Hey, thanks for the insight. I don't know if I'll do coloring books, but when i can I'm going to grab a puzzle to work on during those down times when I need to zone out a bit. Day: 4/5 My computer died yesterday, but luckily all it needed was a good dusting. Not too much happened on day 4. I was rather sleep deprived and so I spent most of the day walking around and doing things that would keep me awake, but I still got my 30 pages in so I call that a success. Last night I finally got some good sleep and it shows, I'm feeling good today and I tried the pomodoro method
  7. Hey, thanks for the welcome. Right now I'm reading some of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series by Robert Kiyosaki where he talks more about the mindset you need to be in to be successful even though one might think the book is more on how he became rich. It's giving me a lot of insight as to why certain people can do amazing things while others simply think about it and don't take action. OK...It's day....3 and it feels like it's been a week already. First issue I ran into is now that I have all this extra time with no exciting tasks to keep me awake, my sleep schedule of going to bed at 5 am
  8. Hey, ToastyMuffin here. I guess as an introduction I should start with how my earliest memories were with a controller in my hand playing with my brother. Video games got me through the worst times of my life, from losing 2 close friends in school and not having any friends for years after that. It was hard for me to see video games as anything but good, but now as I am older, I see those games were a crutch that I needed back then to get through life and I never let go of it. My life is not in a good spot. Now with the whole world on lock down it made me have to look at my life obje
  9. Hello, this is very strange for me but I feel I need to at least start this. I joined Game Quitters today and today is the first full day I have gone without playing or watching someone play any games. I didn't think it would be this hard to NOT do something video game related but it's like fighting with myself to do anything else at this point. I'm not too worried about having other things to do. I'm reading to learn about starting my own business and learning python programming hoping that I'll be able to make more money than any min wage jobs. I'll try to get back into runni