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  1. DAY 28 >>> WEEK 4  >> 72 DAYS LEFT

    My sleep pattern has improved a lot, I mean, my sleep schedule resets since when I quit gaming. I can sleep more better, I don't stay till 2-3 am. I'm more rested when I sleep around 7-8-9 hours, depends how tired I am.

    I improve  a lot my psihical activity, playing football almost every day and I'm more involved to interact with people in general.

    I had  some temptations to gaming, but I used the EMERGENCY BUTTON, going on Discord and trying to interact with people as much as possible. I had avoided the relapse succesfully, because my brain was fully focused on another thing .

    In the rest, I'm doing well. My first try on that and I didn't expect to going that well, to be honest. In 3 days I'll achieve full 30 days of detox of gaming ( 13 th February- 15 th March) . 

     

    Stay strong guys . 

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  2. DAY 21 >> WEEK 3 >> 79 DAYS LEFT

    I haven't urges those days, I'm more active psihically, involved in sports, walking outside, focusing on college more, I read more about interesing stuffs on the internet. I've had no dreams about games anymore, but I struggle a little bit with boredom still, but I'm learning to manage my time. I'm feeling more better, no more thoughts about games, I realised now they're a huge waste of time and you can't learn a very much from there, if you are determinated to do anything else in real life.

    I was thinking about to play chess, but I'll see upcoming weeks if I will play. I don't want to get hooked playing Chess for like hours.

    Hope you all doing well guys

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  3. DAY 15 >> WEEK 2 --> 85 DAYS LEFT >> my goal is 100 days detox

    I'm have a good mood right now, starting to to basic stuffs in the real life. Sometimes, I get lost listening music too much time when I'm bored at home. What can I say? I get outside too many hours to avoid the boredom and I'm focused at my university courses when I have. 

    The second week was very interesing, but a little boring, cause I'm living in a small city and I don't have a lot to do here . But I try to adapt my time next days for studying and getting in touch with my friends more. Have to admit that, had some thoughts to play something, because I see on my news feed on social medias the games I have played before, some friends talking about that and asking me many times: ''when are you gonna playing"?. I guess I'll tell them at the right moment ;).

    As I said, the first week was very hard. Just try to get involved in activities and the time will pass fast.

    Take care, guys. 

     

  4. Day 11..

    I haven't experienced urges previous days :D. All went good, I was active socially and I'm getting more outside with friends, because the good weather has come . I feel more better right now, I don't think about games too often, like in 3 days I haven't a single thought about this. The experiences are more better than last week, I'm sleeping more better, more active, motivated to do more in my real life. Honestly, first week is very hard, but now I adapted to new routine and I'll try to keep up the good job.

     

    see ya guys, never quit.

     

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  5. Day 8..

    today I'll speak about my experience about my first week of detox gaming. 

     

    I've had feeling of boredom a lot, more when I stay home. If I didn't had some activities like playing football, walking every night outside, studying for driver licence and some basic stuffs in the house, my experience and chances to relapse would have increased, for sure.. But everything it's fine. I had 2 dreams about games without thinking too much at this during daytime. Basic dreams, not so scary. 

     

    To be honest, was not a easy week, because I'm struggling with boredom and I try to get another solutions to become more active. But I'm on good way, I hope the things will get better the upcoming weeks. 

    Stay stronger, keep up the good work, homies. 

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  6. Day 6. 

     

    I type this before to going off on the bed..

     

    I haven't simptoms or tendency to play video games today. I had exams at the university and I passed everything I had previous days and the last one exam, I have to take it, upcoming in 2 days. I had some pretty busy activities in the morning, when I wake up and wrote the previous topic. 

    What can I say, I was feeling good today, I guess, one of the best days since my detox journey begun, for sure. Not even a thought about games, nothing, even urges. I had some boring time, but I managed it.

    Again, start to talk with some girls from my uni, all good . As I mentioned before, I'm not the type of guy who have problem on interaction with girls in the real life or text. I'm doing pretty good. I've had relationships before, so I get some experience. At the midnight I managed to walk out with one close friend. Then I come in the house and starting to read about driver license and what theory I have to learn before to get practical driving .  

    After I finish the exams on the university for this semester, I'll get another activies: I'll start to programming and to get the driver license. I'll get some activity and real life goals. Cannot wait for warm weather, so I can play more football and running on the morning.

     

    Hope you doing well guys .. Don't quit, never give up ! 

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  7. Hello, @Jason70

     

    In the fact, I hadn't really nightmares if I remember well about my dream. It's not a horror , hehe. I had a very weird dream, like, how to explain better...Like I was playing in the real life the actual game. I mean , not on PC or something like that, but in the real life. I was in one place where I remember I logged out from game and I got instantly teleported at one location in my real life... And then, suddenly, my unconscious reacted fast after '' I logged out'' from the game in the dream about my intention to quit game.. I was looking like on the wall,thinking about something important, but after I  instantly remembered about my uncommited goal to quit games , in my thoughts, I said..: '' Oh sh*t , I relapsed. Why?'' . But after, I wake up and I was happy about I didn't play the game , actually.

    I never had a dream like this, to be honest. Very weird, but interesing thing, I guess i'll never forget that :D.

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  8. Day 4. 

    To mention, I'm on day 4 without sugar, because I want to avoid sugar the much as possible, maybe that's have another effects on myself.

    Previous days I've had urges, irritable and impulsive without reason. I've had no patience, but I didn't relapse and I was calming down after some time. I start to feel some effects of my brain is wanting to play, but I don't want by myself. Interesing.. Even I've dreamed this night I was playing one game, I thought in my dream : '' Oh sh*t, I relapsed, what I do now?'' , but I awake up and everything was good. 

    Well, what can I say, is not that hard, but I have to organise my time with activities, like I did those days, quitting from the house, hanging out with friends.. I try to make plans for the spring season, because is not much time left.. I try to put in order my time and to be more active. But first days are harder to make your new habits and everything seems boring because I'm not feeling like I don't get enough satisfaction, but I realise that it's just an illusion. I just have to adapt and the chance will come slowly, but sure.

     

    stay strong, don't quit 😉

    
     
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  9. Try to put some goals.  Small goals, you'll achieve them one after one and you'll feel good after. Take a running every morning, do some push ups, read a book, use audiocasts. Write your journal, read it again twice before relapsing. Don't let yourself to be controlled by emotions. You wanna going playing videogames when you'll have kids and a wife in the future, then getting divorced? Take some scenarios. Think about another people who pursued gaming over education and look where they're now. ( over 70% fail in the life because of wrong decision and lacking of time management..)

    Don't quit brother. Go walking outside with friends. Speak with parents, girlfriend, your best friends about your intentions and look for some support.

  10. Day two..

    I've watched the Module #2, #3, #4 today. I've write my list about my to go activities, backups and viceversa. 🙂 Today, let's be honest, I was a little bit boring, tired. I haven't feeling a urge to play videogames. I've listened to music a lot, reading the book from the Cam about his story and reasons why he wanted to quit the video games, so I know a little bit about his story and we're similarly a little bit. ( I mean at staying in home playing all the time, having chances to pursue an eSports career (in my case, it's League of Legends , I was Grandmaster, but refused to going on Romanian Esports League, at one well known team with good players, because you have to play 18 hours per day and is not worth it ) . Not having problem interacting with girls and people in general, I'm doing good.

    It's very weird because I know that I'll never touch videogames in the future, because I'm very sure I want to quit forever and creating my future . But that's all. 11 years it's enough 😄 . It's time for new things and new chapter in my life.

     

    Stay strong , brothers ! Don't quit !

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  11. Day one.

     

    I've deleted all my games from my PC, all the applications associated with games I'd played and recently, from the phone too. I'm thinking about to give my accounts for my friends and delete all the logins data from my Google Account, where I save all the passwords. Aswell, I've deleted photos with games, everything. Cold turkey. Even my YouTube account I've unsubcribed from many channels, refused to get recommend , never ever, topics about that. I guess I've done alright, to prevent the relapse.

     

    I'm thinking about when it comes a warm weather ( now it's very cold, 28.4 fahrenheit during day and 7 fahrenheit during night)  or ( -2 daytime and -14 night in Celsius), to get some running activity during morning, every day.. But now, it's a little boring, but I'll find soon another activies to fullfill my free time and I'll discover another new passions.

    I've read some topics from GameQuitters and I'll read more chapters, another new topics, stories.. I have to create my new habit to explore the unknown and getting to know more and more new things from every section. 

    Stay strong. See you well. Take care of yourself. Wish you a nice day !

     

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  12. Hello community.

     

    My name Is Alex, as you see on my forum nickname. I'm from Central-Eastern Europe, living in one small country called Romania. I guess it's a little bit weird for another people to be on forum where majority of people are from US. So, my english it's my first language( not native), so I'll try my best to explain the best as possible and grammatically correct, I know that I'll make some mistakes. 

     But nevermind, l'll start to talking about why I want to quit this gaming addiction and reasons I kept playing the games and why now I want to quit them.

    I start to play video games at the age of 5-6, like Need for Speed Underground, Mario, Counter Strike 1.6 and mostly games I can't remember about, but not very frequently then, because I didn't had an PC, playing at my auntie like 1 time per week when I come there to sleep. But in my childhood I didn't spent playing non-stop videogames like I was doing in my teen period.

    The culminating point and the most interesing period of my life was when I get my first pc on the fourth grade, like in spring of 2010, I guess, but I knew exactly when I started to play the game called Metin2 , an MMPORG , very popular at this time and very addicting game, I've played that for like 9 years, but not everyday, but I know that, my life has changed in the bad way , to say. I started to change myself, my grades went lower, but the school wasn't an huge problem for me, only in general school I had the worst performances, before high school. I really remembered since then I can't waited to get home to play games and games, over, over and over again, all during day. Even I skipped my class to play games, when I had 10 years old. 

    In 2015, I start to play League of Legends, one of the most addicting games in history, because very,very well thinked to keep you caught in the game. I have played that for almost 6 years. I didn't remember how the time has passed that too fast. Really, really fast. My sleep pattern has very messed, my motivation was down, I have the simptoms like an depressed person, because of this toxic game , toxic community. I started to rage a lot, to shout at people, to destroy things and to ignore and complicate the relationship with my family, friends and exes . Not very happy about myself because I know that I could use the time in more effective purpose. But that's all. What happened, happened.

    Right now, about my college (Computer Science) . I'm doing a little bit bad, but I'll recover that. It's the freshmen year, the courses are online and everything it's messed up. During high school I had one of the best grades at the exam and from the high school when I finished that, like 4.50 GPA almost . The grades in my country are from 1 to 10 and I get like 9.41 .

    But right now, I want to explain the reasons why I PLAYED GAMES: I'm addicted, wanted to become one of the best players at the game , I've have bring me an satisfication when I've realise something in the game ( like an higher division or a winning game), I make money from that,  but wasted money also in the games, I had spend like 10 years, I'm introverted person and I like to stay home mostly, I put my motivation in video games to achieve a higher performance and most important and I guess the only positive thing that kept to play games: IMPROVING MY ENGLISH SKILLS.

     

    Otherwise, the reasons why I WANT TO QUIT are : I want to pursue an career on IT, I want to improve my English the  best of possible, fix my sedentary life, use the time wisely, I want to become more responsible person, I want to live the life at the fulliest and being proud of myself, focusing on improving my social skills, travelling in the world and the most important and the reason why I come on this community : I WANT TO QUIT THIS ADDICTION AND TO NOT HAVE REGRETS ON THE LIFE BECAUSE OF GAMES. There are many things to accomplish and is not late in my opinion, I'm just 21 years old. 

    Ironic, the only addiction of mine it's gaming . I don't smoke, I don't drink. It's the only thing . I guess I'm doing well compared to other people, but if someone had another addictions in the past, I would appreciate if someone write to me with advices, because it's my first time when I quit from addiction . I mean, they're very similarly things .

     

    Thank you for reading 😉 . Wish you the best on the journey. Stay strong !