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  1. Kam

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    I relapsed on September 4th. I figured that posting on GameQuitters for two weeks helped me get my gaming habits in check. If I can easily go without gaming for two weeks, then I should be able to only game for a little bit each night and avoid competitive games, right? Wrong. I lied to myself again. I gradually went right back to staying up all night playing competitive games. Tonight was a low point for me. I played the two games I said I would avoid but I always gravitate back to. I got furious over losing, had a meltdown, and then tossed all my gaming stuff back into the drawer.
  2. Kam

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    ✅ Day 15 (Sept 2nd) Thanks @BooksandTrees. Yeah, definitely seeing improvement. I'm progressing further in the areas I want to grow in
  3. Kam

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    Day 14 (Sept 1st) done. Already passed two weeks! I'm not sure what my long-term goal is with this. Gaming wasn't debilitating for me, it was just a serious time waster when I played games that made me angry or stressed. I'd like to return to gaming at some point, but I would need to either avoid competitive games entirely or figure out a better way to manage my emotions while playing them. Easier said than done. I also want to get to the point where I enjoy other hobbies just as much as gaming, if not more. That way, I don't automatically default to gaming when I have spare time. I want
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    Day 13 done! I have certain friends and coworkers who I relate to via gaming. Most of our conversations are about games. I haven’t told anyone that I’ve stopped playing, either. I’ll need to find new topics to talk about with them. Otherwise, talking about games will pull me back towards them.
  5. Kam

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    Day 11 complete, Day 12 going alright. It's a Sunday afternoon and everyone in the house is napping except me. I was going to try to be productive during this time. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have urges to game right now 😅 Going to just put it out of my mind and do something slightly less productive than working, but way better than gaming: reading a book.
  6. Kam

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    Thanks @BooksandTrees! Nothing major planned. Weather has been pretty crappy so likely staying indoors most of the weekend. I'm currently working on a side project, and plan to read more of a new book I picked up - Flash Boys. How about you?
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    Day 10 complete. Hope everyone has a good weekend 😀
  8. That's great. The fact that you're 17 and grasping those concepts while also being focused on cutting down video game time is great. You're young and you have plenty of time!
  9. Software engineering, and particularly web development, is a huge industry right now (speaking for in the US). I transitioned from an unrelated field to web development right after college by attending a 3-month bootcamp virtually. I naturally transitioned to more backend development from there, now focusing mostly on Python / AWS development. If the jump to systems programming or electronics design is too far a leap to make career-wise, that might be an option that will make the transition easier later on. The bootcamp I attended virtually was intense - 11 hours a day, 6 days a week. It
  10. Kam

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    I had a dream last night that I was playing video games. Interestingly enough, the dream-version of myself was disappointed that I had relapsed. I was relieved to wake up 😀. Day 8 in the bag, and Day 9 going alright. I've been getting a lot more exercise and doing other healthy habits during this time, so I feel focused and alert.
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    Yesterday went okay. I had my first strong gaming urges since I quit a week ago. The good news is, I discovered a trigger: drinking. I had a beer in the evening after finishing up with work and I felt the pull into the old routine of grabbing a beer and hopping on Rocket League (a common pattern for me after the wife and kid are sleeping) I managed to curb it off and occupied my time with something more productive and creative. Day 8 going well so far!
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    Day 5 (Sunday) and Day 6 (Monday) both went smoothly. No strong urges so far, but I know they'll come soon. Along with writing in this journal, another is avoiding gaming videos on YouTube. I've managed to replace that idle time with other activities, mainly reading. Today is Day 7. Almost done with a full week!
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    Day 3 (yesterday) was a success. Work kept me busy! Day 4 going well so far. Worked on some personal coding in the morning, and getting outside for the rest of the day. No strong urges to game.
  14. Kam

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    Thanks for the feedback! Day 2 of no gaming is going well. Of course, a friend I haven't talked to in a while reached out and wanted to play a game together online. I found an excuse to decline. I'll definitely miss the social aspects of gaming. I also picked up a book I had been putting off reading for a while. I used to strive for reading 10-15 pages a day at a minimum to keep up the pace of reading a certain number of books a year.
  15. Hey all, Today starts day one of no gaming. My introduction can be found here: I've started the morning off well - I woke up early, got a quick workout in, and now I'm starting this journal. My gaming PC and Switch are tucked away inside a cabinet in the basement. Last night after I wrote my introduction, I also wrote a letter to myself and placed it on top of my gaming PC. I'm hoping that the letter will help prevent me from relapsing. I don't have any urges to game right now, but all it takes is one stressful day at work and I know I'll be itching to install games on m