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  1. Day without gaming: 12 Days Urges: Very little urges, I do feel bored though. Excuses: My mind is seemingly starting to accept and adapt to the life without video games. It does still try to trick me by saying ''Now that you're no longer addicted, you can play games again''. Goals worked on: 2/3 Day rating: 7/10 Day in one sentence: Starting to create a personality. Summarization: Today was kind of weird. I'm starting to develop a personality. After gaming for 11 years, 16 hours a day you start to lose a sense of personality because you're always online. But I find myself acting a litt
  2. Although I admire your passion to quit gaming, it wouldn't necessarily be the greatest option to restrict yourself from so many dopamine sources. Not gaming for one is already a big accomplishment. If you put too much stress on yourself, you may burn out. I added a rule of ''no sodas'' but quickly decided to give myself a soda now and then to reduce my stress levels to tackle my game addiction. This helped me get through the day, hoping that once I'm comfortable not gaming, that's when I will tackle a new habit. Of course it's up to. But it's just a pre-reminder where I tell you that it's okay
  3. Day without gaming: XI Days Urges: Pretty much the same, WoW feels less important. Now I just want to game to kill boredom and have another journey. Excuses: No excuses, just urges. Goals worked on: 2/3 Day in one sentence: A strong sense of motivation and boredom Summarization: Went to uni for a return day to talk about my internship. I feel like I have been letting down my manager by not giving it ''my all''. A strong surge of motivation has been going through my veins. I made a list of the ''1 % rule''. 1 % better every day by adding tiny improvements to my life. This motivation hel
  4. Day without gaming: 10 Days Urges: WoW doesn't even matter anymore, now it's just games. Excuses: Same excuses as yesterday Goals worked on: 2/3 Day in one sentence: Can't get myself to be productive (again) Summarization: My day was pretty much a copy of yesterday. Been working, reading about the roman empire, walking my dog and feeling generally boring. Right now I have a lot of trouble motivating myself to do anything I keep looking up games but in reality I know it will end up all the same. I'm proud to have reached a two digit number but at the same time I start wondering ''what's t
  5. Day without gaming: 9 Days Urges: I have been getting urges about the concept of gaming more than just WoW. But life starts to feel more natural by a percentage every day. Excuses: The repetitive urge that I get is ''Just play a less addictive game''. Goals worked on: 2/3 Day in one sentence: Can't get myself to be productive Summarization: Working from home till 17:00 definitely has it pros. But today I just stared at my screen and called a friend for two hours during work time. Bad decision. I can't help but stare at my screen. Everything I do feels boring. I can't get my mind focused
  6. Day without gaming: 8 Days Urges: Definitely been thinking about WoW alot, work distracted me enough to keep going. Excuses: Had to work most of my day, excuses didn't really came in but I have been feeling bored and sat. Goals worked on: 2/3 Day in one sentence: Boredom persisted. Summarization: Been at work. Came home at 7, had dinner then walked my dog for an hour. Felt a strong sense of boredom with urges to play games. Life feels boring right now.
  7. Day without gaming: A full week 🥳 Urges: Very few urges if at all, felt motivated to do other things. Excuses: Excuses existed but very few entered. I felt like allowing myself to play games that I know I wouldn't get addicted to but I didn't go through as I know it's only my brain tricking me into playing again. Goals worked on: 2/3 Day in one sentence: Thank you Julius Caesar. Summarization: Today was pretty productive. I had bursts of energy because I have been reading about Julius Caesar. Reading about him made me feel very energetic and motivated. Someone so persistent to make the i
  8. Day without gaming: 6 Urges: Busy, haven't had time for many issues. The day wasn't urgeless, but fewer entered my dorm. Excuses: It seems like my subconscious is starting to understand that I'm in for the long run and that I am not giving up. This makes things somewhat easier. I find that staring at a screen looking at Reddit posts is a counter productive strategy. Excuses exist, my brain is now trying to make excuses that correlate with the 90 day rule. ''After 90 days, when following my habits I could game when I finish all my work of the day''. Although innocent, this is how my brain a
  9. I think making videos and putting in the effort to talk about your problems will help a lot. It must also feel really great when you look back one day and know that you overcame a struggle that took so much mental capacity. I know you can do it. Don't forget to focus on your stress levels. Reward yourself, do the things you love and keep the mind straight.
  10. Day without gaming: 5 Urges: Fewer urges than usual but definitely there. The urges seem to be somewhat different. Right now it's more about the joy of the game than depression. Excuses: Although many urges, excuses weren't very strong today. Had them, but in smaller quantities. Goals worked on: 0/3 Day in one sentence: Can't get myself to do anything but seek dopamine Summarization: Although fewer urges, I find myself doing everything that isn't productive. I can't move myself to any proper direction. A lot of Reddit & Discord. Basically doing nothing. Today I watched a video by h
  11. It's insane that even after nearly two months urges still persist. That kind of scares me to push through, but I'm faithful that it will be worthwhile some day. Be proud of yourself for pushing through the urges! Don't forget to reward yourself occasionally.
  12. Thank you 🙂 I'm keeping it in mind. Hi Jason, thanks for giving me the spirit to overcome it. I'm hoping that time will pay off. Right now it's a struggle but we'll see what time will offer. As for writing it down, I am journaling it 🙂 Day without gaming: 4 Days without soft drinks: 0 Urges: Less urges, but I do feel depressed and empty. Not in the mood to do much. Excuses: Excuses came in especially for soft drinks. And the excuses won. I had little urges for gaming, but very depressed. Goals worked on: 0/5 Day in one sentence: Going to do things differ
  13. Hi, I've brought this topic up in the Discord and I was just wondering if anyone is or has been experiecing the same problem as I have. And how long it took for them to tackle this. Derealization Both the real world and World of Warcraft seem like simulations to me. A doorknob in WoW is programmed, but to me. A doorknob in real life is also programmed. They offer the same intrinsic value to me. I feel like this is what makes me fail everytime I try to quit. There will be a moment when I get so fed up with the idea that nothing matters to me outside of WoW, that I start playing agai
  14. Day without gaming: 3 Days without soft drinks: 3 Urges: constant urges to play WoW, same if not worse than previous days Excuses: Again, many excuses and in creative forms. Goals worked on: 0/5 Day in one sentence: Starting to become a bit more cognizant of reality. Summarization: Worked a bit more productive than before. I can at least manage to do things without thinking about WoW. But as soon as my work was done, the excuse came. Ironically, it's not getting harder. It's just a consistent pressure of feelings that come up with reasons why I should play. The same addictive feeling