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  1. Day 130 The urge to game is strong. I have two weeks off and the weather is shit, so I need to find alternative in-door activities. I will not game today. Next week is important in terms of psychological assessment and diagnosis. I will start my journey to find out about the addictive side of my personality, and more. Cheers!
  2. Day 123 My renewed healthy eating habits have led to some weight loss. Yay! Very close to two weeks off, which I'm looking forward to. I'm going to loosely plan some fun stuff. Not much else to report. Still haven't gamed, though cravings come and go. Cheers!
  3. Day 108 Still seeking meaningful pastimes and trying to enjoy life. I must say that the joy isn't really there most days and I am not sure what I can do to fix it, apart from working with my therapist and GP. I've a long walk planned tomorrow (it's bound to be a sunny day) and I have a 10K coming up on Sunday. Cheers!
  4. Day 102 Hey, it's over 100!!!! Pretty proud of myself for making it so far. I'm still struggling with over- and under-stimulation, for which gaming was the perfect solution that totally got out of hand. I'm hoping to be put on ADHD medication soon to mediate that. Other than that, I'm mostly trying to eat healthy, move more, get rest and do fun things. In other words, getting the basics right 🙂 and trying to enjoy the process. Cheers!
  5. Day 95 Oop, it's been a while. I haven't gamed in the meantime though, so yay me. We're finally coming out of winter and I had a medical check-up done because I was/am so very tired all the time. I'm deficient in a couple things and hoping to feel better soon. Apart from that, not gaming makes me feel all the feels instead of numbing/ignoring/procrastinating them, so I'm working with a therapist on that as well. I hope everybody is well. Cheers
  6. A couple days off turned into two weeks off, so I feel ya! I'm planning on running again tomorrow. I've a neighbourhood that I run in and it has both trail and street runs. I switch it up depending on the weather. How about you? Do you have a goal you're working towards? I'd love to run around 7-8k (solo) a couple times a week, and throw in a race (with friends) every now and then. Day 66 I'm mildly miserable at the moment but I'm also somehow confident that I can turn this around. I'm trying to limit my screen time by having a to do list and only use my laptop if I have a reason to use it. (No mindless surfing and wasting hours.) So far it has been reasonably successful and I will continue this 'simple' method. We'll see where it leads me.
  7. Interesting to read the similar yet different principles we each live by! Day 58 Feeling both over and understimulated at times and coping with food, sadly. I'm still active though and on my way to running a 10K soon-ish. I almost set plans to game next weekend but I quickly thought better of it. Still going strong! It really is a daily commitment ...
  8. I use the Unhook extension to remove recommended videos and the automatic redirects to recs. I follow maybe 5 channels tops with subjects that really interest me and that I want to learn more about. They don't post very often and have high quality content. Other than that, I must also admit that I don't get the same kick out of watching YT videos than gaming or scrolling through Reddit, for example. So it's a little bit easier for me to use YT and not spend hours on it. Edit: Maybe good to know that I never used YT for gaming purposes either, just focused non-gaming interests.
  9. Day 49 Hiya! A quick post to say that I deactivated my Facebook account today (kept Messenger). Also cleaned out my YouTube subscriptions, though I don't often use it as an escape. Cravings still coming and going, but I'm on day 49, as per title. Cheers!
  10. Day 43 Goals for 2024: - Act/choose according to my values as much as possible - Use meditation intentionally, as a way to connect with my values when I'm feeling overwhelmed - 366 days of no gaming 😁 - Stay on top of diet and exercise - Reduce screen time by at least 50% - Foster valuable relationships Cheers!
  11. This resonates with me. I want to compliment you on your ability to reflect. Here's to an insightful new year and action towards our goals.
  12. Day 42 (the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything) Half a year in review - 2023 August was when I finally decided to stop gaming once and for all. I had been thinking about it for some time before, because I realised that my habits were out of control and consuming way too much time. I relapsed once at ~2,5 months for a solid three weeks, but have been game-free again since then. So since deciding to quit gaming, I have had about five game-free months total. In those months I found: a renewed love and motivation for gardening and running/hiking, more energy to socialise, the courage to start unpacking negative stuff that I had been ignoring through gaming, and with it my values. Cheers
  13. Day 39 I want to take the time to post a year in review and resolutions for 2024. Upcoming! 😁 Cravings to game come and go, but I am not giving in. One of the things that help me know my goals is to envision that I am a parent: which values would I want to imprint upon my child? How would I want to live, to model a good lifestyle for my child? This made me look at some things in a very different light. E.g. It makes me want to create a screen-less Sunday. I believe at least 50% of my screen time does not contribute anything to my life.
  14. Day 34 Did some bodyweight strength exercises for the first time in forever today. Woohoo. Also contemplating to get back into sewing. I noticed that I felt really calm while I was repairing a shirt. That way I can take my mind off of my thoughts, AND create something at the same time. We'll see how it goes. I want to remain realistic with my time and goals. Cheers!
  15. Day 33 About to go for a jog. I'm keeping my eye on a new pair of trail running shoes once they go on sale. I think I run often enough to deserve the splurge. 😁 Proud to say that I managed to lose 2 lbs the past couple weeks with some minor diet tweaks that fit my impulsive style and my irregular schedule. I have some time off now and will use that to tweak it further. I feel less bloated too because I'm eating healthier. Feeling somewhat bored lately and it shows in my interwebz usage. I don't have crazy cravings to game anymore, and I would like to reduce my screen time as a next step. Just need to find other hobbies to replace it with. I was thinking of picking up strength training again, aside from the running, and I think I would do well to have a list of recurring household chores, so that I can focus on that when I'm bored and don't know what to do. My first impulse at the moment is to start my laptop. I want to change that. I've been reading more and I'd say that, 50% of the time, I do read for 30 mins before going to bed. Yay. Happy holidays!
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