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Piotr

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  1. Journal entry #9 72 day of detox Days like today, reminds me how fragile our lifes are. How one mistake, changes whole life for good. Time passess, and there is no turning back, portion of your life becomes a past, experience and memory. Sometimes, the only thing I want, is to sit still and watch how beautiful world is. Stop worrying, stop analyzing, stop reminding, stop thinking. Just to be calm, see the beauty and feel peaceful. Today is my birthday. This happens every year(that's why I don't take it as something big ), but this particular one I want to remember because this opens better life and not another game. I am changing my life for better.
  2. Very nice metaphor. This greatly shows how life is the ultimate game, which gives us so many opportunities and everything depends on our will. No virtual game is so flexible and gives us so many opportunities. Let's make use of it, and create our uniqe gameplay
  3. Our community has grown, lots of people completed detox and I think that time has come for more "after 90" videos. This episode is good start for this type of series. Greetings, Piotr.
  4. Good luck on your mission, can't wait to see more completed.
  5. Each day will make you feel better, just keep strong and consistent with your goals.
  6. It's great technique to make a list why you quit games. This reminder is really helpfull in though moments when you feel urge or cravings.
  7. It's good to have things to do, making yourself busy will drive you away from games. Don't give up it's worth it
  8. Journal entry #8 70 day of detox Round number for my detox. I've started my driving license course for trucks, today. It was a great experience to drive a lot bigger "car". Also, just finished a talk with my accountability partner @hycniejsy and as always, lots of thoughts came into my mind, that I don't even know how to write all the things, so they won't be too chaotic and without repeating knowledge gathered here. Anyway, I thought about my detox, precisely first days of it, why they were so easy for me, where other people had real struggle. Then I found out that when I was gaming, certain game mechanics I've applied into my life. When I was playing social game, I've become more communicative in real life, when I was playing quick dynamic games like shooters, I've started running and physical activity in general, to bring pulse of action into my life. Finally, when I've played game where it was all about gaining more money, more items, more skills, I've wanted to apply this to my life, so I've started detox, to gain in my life same in this game... Did any of you noticed things like this? Games almost like merging with lifes? What do you think about it?
  9. Good choice for better life
  10. It's nice to hear about others life improving! And this is only a beggining of detox!
  11. Good choice. Just don't give up Greetings, Piotr.
  12. It's good for you to find other addiction, even better that you're willing to fight with it. Looking forward for your progress. Keep it going! PS. Interesting, that 90 days works with different addiction.
  13. I've stopped gaming because it became unhealthy for me. Everything was a second thing, compared to game progress. I had everything in games, where in life it was completely opposite. Also, I've lost too much because of eascaping into virtual world. I want to change it. It's my reason.
  14. Hi, I have less than a month to finish my detox, and I'm trying to be more social, make new friends in real life. But I have this problem, that when I'm talking with someone, later or sooner, subject goes down to memories and previous experiences. This is like hitting a wall for me, because everyone is reminding what he done with their friends, where he been, what problems he was struggling with and all I can say about my past is which games I played, monsters I've killed, items my character had etc. Did any of you had similiar problem? How did you overcome this? I would say the answer is to make new memories, but how to make them if everyone recognizes that I have nothing to say and my life is boring.
  15. I don't think I'm exaggerating things, because, this was supposed to be my time for studying(to uni) and learning HTML. Somehow It's hard for me to overcome this. Funny thing is, that I have no problem to do my workout, but when it comes about learning/studying I'm finding excuses not to do so(cleaning up house, making some food, watching youtube, browsing the internet etc.). Journal entry #7 68 day of detox Yesterday, I watched a movie trailer, based on one of my favourite games, being curious how will it look like. I guess I shouldn't do this, because I was dreaming about playing this game, today. When I woke up I felt relief, that it was only a dream and I didn't went back to gaming. This also made me thinking about my whole detox, that quiting video games is not some kind of miracle, but it's only a STEP to better life. The others steps which I think I need to do, I would divide into two categories: Personal development - this involves everything, which makes me better, like studying, learning how to make websites, reading, doing my training, eating healthier, etc.Social development - as title says, it's everything about relations with other people, it's not only about being more talkative but this also includes things like: helping my mother, spending my time with my girlfriend, making friends, etc.I'm a bit of a lonelier person, I struggle to make friends, that's why I think I need to work a bit more on being social. Today I'm visiting my long-time-no-see family, so this will be a good start. Thank you for reading, thank you for support, Piotr.
  16. You've made good decision! Hope to see more of your progress. Greetings, Piotr.
  17. Journal entry #6 65 day of detox Yesterday, I've procrastinated by watching too many animated films from my childhood. After I realized, how much time I've lost, I was mad at myself, but instead of feeling guilt, I had an urge to meditate, so I did. This is probably a headspace using effect. I don't really know what to think about it. I've got to fight this mindless procrastination. On Tuesday I'm starting my driver license course, this will certainly help to fill my time, but I'm afraid that I will come back tired from this and procrastinate even more. Greetings, Piotr.
  18. When I've started my detox I sold my nintendo ds because console is a strictly gaming system, on the other way, I kept my laptop for everyday usage, but uninstalling games was necessary.
  19. Piotr

    A new start!

    Word of advice from me: remember this, it relly helps to remember why you're doing detox and helps in hard times like when craving or feeling nostalgic.
  20. You don't need to have a "great deal to note down", just be consistent and use your journal to sum up your actions Congratulations on your week, don't give up and keep it this way. Greetings
  21. You are reading my mind. I was thinking that after I finish my detox, I would make some research(experimenting on myself) on making positive impact on our environment. Cause I see detox as mostly helping myself and after that, I(We) should help others(inspired/based on @Cam Adair). I don't see helping my mother as bad thing, it's completely opposite, I love to do this, just my free time in the evening that day, could be spent more productive way... Journal entry #5 63 day of detox Yesterday my colleagues were discussing and playing a game during break, recalling their old times. They were fascinated by their characters, skills, items etc. I felt a little nostalgic/craving as rpg games was my problem and I loved all those skills/items/abilities shit, but I said to myself "it's not part of me anymore" and without hesitation, very peacefully, I took my phone and started reading articles on self development. It was a thing which made me proud, that I can easily concentrate on more important things, which was unthinkable for me before detox. Also, I always considerating myself as taciturn person, but now I often jump into conversations and keep them up. Know I now, that gaming, was just filling my head with things which weren't suitable for communication, although games advertise themselfs as "social"(notice quotation marks here for irony). A little reference to @Primmulla quote above, I like the idea of combining thing I like(reading fantasy) with thing which leads to something productive(reading in language which I want to learn/improve) I think that's a great idea to encourage myself to to do certain things. Besides, in last few days I was experimenting with doing two activities at a time, in order to get more out of live, save time and fight with procrastination(stay put for report on result of this experiment), that's why this tip really got my attention and I've put it into my journal. I'm also dedicating myself to nofap from today, regreting that I didn't started this earlier...
  22. Journal entry #4 62 day of detox I'm forcing myself to write this, to keep consistency. I'm fighting with procrastination and trying to keep up with my goals, set earlier. I've set up meeting with my driving license instructor for tomorrow, to talk about start of my course, I already got all the papers, because of that I see progress in first of my goals. Second goal, I'm also considerating kept. For three days I've spent at least 30 minutes on learning HTML and after wrighting this I'm going to continue my work. Unfortunatelly, I'm not satisfied with my third goal. It wasn't done because I was helping at my mothers house with housekeeping, but this doesn't explain my procrastination in the evening where instead of learning, reading and doing my workout, I've procrastinated watching youtube, tv series and browsing the internet. To sum up: Consistency and actions, are now main things happening here. Greetings, Piotr.
  23. Hello, congrats on your engeineering degree, I'm also trying to get it but it will take two more years of studying. You've made good decision quiting games and admitting you have problem is your first-best step. Don't give up. Greetings, Piotr.
  24. Congratulations on completing your detox!