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  1. Not gonna lie, I still suffer from this issue and it seems to be very common about gamequitters. Replacing an addiction with another one. I think that I will have to draw the line NOW to stop using computers for entertainment altogether and only using them for work-related purposes. There are billions of other healthier ways to pass time during breaks.
  2. Honestly, I have seen many games where it was routine to see people playing more than 10 hours a day. I really doubt that they are all able to moderate successfully, without damaging their life in some way. But the problem is that time spent isn't the only metric to take into account. I was addicted way before spending a lot of time on the games. When you begin to think about your games outside of the game (something that was quite frequent in the real life circles I was in), that's where the orange flags begin. It's also very hard to define, because at the end of the day, whether you p
  3. Single player, multiplayer, it's all the same #%@$! for me. In fact, I have my doubts, If I wasn't more addicted to single player games than multiplayer games, just saying. The problem is that "single player" games don't really exist anymore, in this age of internet where you can find leaderboards for almost any single player game. If there isn't, you can still easily create your community and/or upload your scores somewhere. It was maybe more relevant back in the old days without internet and indeed the friction of having to physically move to events or find real life friends could make u
  4. Good luck! Oh and on a side note, if you could (and want to), I might make you consider playing a real life instrument. Also, stay relaxed because you are far from the only one finding this game addictive, there were a lot of players even those who spent a lot of time in it who quit the game to better focus on their studies and real life stuff. Looking forward your progress 🙂
  5. Nice. I am glad to know that you found some thing that work for you, I was aware of the bed trick, I did it often subconsciously and it helped a bit. Yeah, I can't wait to see what you have done and log your progress 🙂
  6. OK, I get it. I used to be exactly like you, thinking on the short term, playing video games wherever I could while getting rid of everything getting in the way. But here is the thing, I realized that while they were fun on the short term, but weren't giving much on the long run for me, you seemed to realize it too, so that's really good. I know that you are clever, playing video games seriously is really taxing on your energy and requires your attention, I can confirm this. Add the fact that you could realize what your problems are on your own means that you do pay attention. You know the s
  7. Sorry, but teamfight tactics is likely a big no-no. Strategy video games are still video games and they will still release massive amount of dopamine with flashy onscreen effects, an ever changing game with patches and the likes, not good at all. Add the fact that it was made by the same company who created one of the most addictive video game on the market and I would really stay away from this. Chess is a special case, because it was a board game originally and not a video game, but playing it online could be harmful and as addictive as other things. It depends how you approach it, what
  8. I can definitely relate to all of this. If we are being honest, sad and ugly truth but... we all know that 3 hours is a bit much, especially if it's done through uncontrolled impulsive behavior. Honestly, if you struggle to not play more than one hour a day, when you have a lot of work to do, you should take your addiction seriously. I also think that gaming is far from the only thing to take care of, the problem of mindlessly browsing the internet may need some attention too. However, the root cause of your problem is this: Why are you even doing all this "work" in the first pla
  9. That hurts so much just to think about it but i think that this is it. When I played games, most of the times I played for the games, sure, but I mainly played it for the social aspect of it, to be able to showcase my "skills" to the world on internet, to show others how "I was better" and indeed I got this recognition, but I also realized that gaming is not good for my life for a myriad of other reasons. You would think that single player games would be immune from this and while it may have been true for days way before the internet, I find this point moot, because it isn't hard to