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  1. Shine Magical

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    Today is day 0.
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    I was in Miami for a week so obviously no gaming. 1st day when I got back, also no gaming. But the 2nd day back, my bf started playing video games and it triggered me and made me want to play games too so I did. I've played like 7 games already in 24 hours. Shit
  3. I read that sex can increase your dopamine levels to 200 and some drugs can increase it to 400 so I was wondering what level gaming would give you.
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    Ok. The HDMI cord I ordered last week came today. I’ll be hooking up my laptop to my TV which will be creating an automatic block to playing League. It also will help me watch anime since I won’t need to covert the videos and put them on a USB. Excited about moving past this recent stumble of mine. I’m also officially starting a new 90 day detox. I think I need it badly. 12/17, Day 0.
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    Damn it. I've spent probably 30 or 40 hours gaming in the past week. 😣 I'm not doing the stuff I said I'd be doing and the stuff I was somewhat excited to do. I feel guilty for using my time this way but I also don't want to stop??? The stuff I wanted to do no longer seems interesting because now gaming feels so damn good. What a mess.
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    Is gaming still okay?

    I think its better to completely avoid if you're able since it will always be a constant battle, for a short period you may be able to do it but it can become a habit easily over the long term and you become too lenient with yourself until you end up in a situation again where you've been playing too much and feel a need to cut back but a long period of time might pass until you feel like you need to cut back and so the cutting back part will be more painful because you'll need to rewire your brain again.
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    Not having to work feel so good. 😁 I roasted some chestnuts this morning, I'm drinking tea, going to do my laundry and make a smoothie, then hit the gym once stuff is in the dryer. I've been working out fairly consistently (2ce a week at least) since earlier this year where I started tracking my workouts. Now I'm starting a pretty formal workout routine (4x a week hopefully) that's tracked in a spreadsheet. It took about 4 hours of studying to understand what to do lol but I'm looking forward to the results that I think it'll get me. I've already gone on 1 vacation since I got fired, will be going to LA next week, then Miami the last week of December, then I'm moving into a larger 2 bedroom right after that. This is a great time of change for me and I'm doing my best to feel good, not feel stressed, and become my best self that I can in this moment.
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    This morning I woke up itching to play a game of league as I wake up... Instead I will fix an excel spreadsheet I set up for myself
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    I recently lost my job. I have a lot of time in the day to fill now. It's hard to not play video games to fill two to three hours of the day and I haven't been successful for the past three weeks... but I will try to take advantage of this precious time and not waste it just like every other long stretch of free time in my life. As usual, I'm not sure how serious my conviction is to stop. I'm hoping to get some support on the forum to keep me on track. 😫 Update on some of my previous entries: Playing Maplestory 2 was the right choice, since I quickly saw through the time suck and addicting elements of the game and am not interested in playing it ever again. League of Legends is still pulling me to play. I recently did a study on myself to see how I felt before and after playing and I found that I felt at least 10% worse by the end of a League of Legends game at least 50% of the time. Having a physical journal is really good for me. I actually don't write too much about myself reflectively but I use it as an everyday writing tool like what to buy for groceries, things I want to do, and various other notes. I am still working on expanding this writing system to fit my life but I like it.
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    I'm going to try journaling in a physical journal and see how it goes.
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    Ok. So I wasn't 'depressed' for no reason, but it took me a few weeks to figure out why I was upset and piece it together. I had some more experience in being open so I get another point. I've also started tracking how often I exercise. I am happy that I went from being more sedentary in 2017 to more active this year. I'm also still eating a lot of plant-based foods for most of my meals! I have been playing video games in what I find to be a moderate amount and do not feel upset or uncomfortable with my usage. I honestly think I'm still getting the same amount of this done in my life, since I had naturally gravitated to being on the internet a bit more or watching TV while eating and when needing to rest. I hope that I am still welcome to post on the forums. Shining Heart Goals: Initiate conversations with 10 people I haven't spoken to. Progress: 4/10 Be open with 10 people about things I would normally be embarrassed or self conscious about. Progress: 5/10
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    I seem to get depressed once a month for a short period of time when something bad happens. It seems to happen pretty consistently.
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    I hiked a lot today. MapleStory 2 was announced to be released later in the US today. I’m going to play it when it comes out (in moderation hopefully). I can’t not try it out, I’ve been wanting to play it for so long.
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    It’s currently 80F in NYC. First time it’s that warm this year. Weather like this makes me want to play video games.
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    Today I stretched for 1.5 hours in the sun, which was the highlight of my day. I think I’ve been working out on avg 3 times per week for the past month or so. I’ve also come to the conclusion that I do not want to do fiction writing in my limited spare time. I will focus on making art instead.
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