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Everything posted by Stevec2283

  1. There are times I feel that I can't and today is no different because it has been a bit of a roller coaster. Sometimes I feel like giving up but I have to be strong and keep fighting.
  2. What's wrong with me today, my mood has been up and down today. Also gaming has crossed my mind but only as a thought. Gaming will not change a thing and I plan on keeping my commitment to stay game free. Game Free Days: 15
  3. 2 weeks ago today I left gaming. It hasn't been easy and sure there have been days that have been stressful but I'll continue to fight no matter how hard it is. It's easier to start a habit than it is to break one. Time is too precious to be wasted so I will try my hardest to keep from wasting it. Gaming might be able to distract you from whatever you might be dealing with but it doesn't change anything. "Keep fighting to reach your goals." Game Free Days: 14
  4. Today is going good so far, not much on the go today. So far I haven't had any urges for gaming. Last night I wasted time watching videos on YouTube, but I will continue to work on this though and not allow it to become a springboard which will propel me back into gaming(ie. Gaming Streams). Though I've been able to avoid watching Gaming streams, I've still spent time watching videos on YouTube that really don't help me in any way or teach me anything. When watching videos on YouTube, time passes by so fast and it's ok if you're actually learning something but other than that it is useless. Sorry for my YouTube rant I think that I because I've been able to stay on track with my schedule I may try to incorporate some more activities that I can use as a way to keep myself from gaming or even thinking about Gaming. I've been thinking that maybe I'll be more regular at playing guitar or even get back into regular study of a Japanese which is a language that I've been learning. "The journey won't be easy, it takes time and effort to reach your destination." Game Free Days: 12
  5. Thanks...One reason I think that I'm doing well this time around as opposed to the other times is that I'm planning things and not just doing things based on how I feel. There are still times that I may not always do the right thing and do something less productive but it's a work in progress.
  6. Day 8 today and so far my day is going good. I've gotten most of what I had scheduled to do done and even things I didn't have scheduled. So far I haven't had any cravings for gaming because I've kept myself busy with more important things. I was able to do some reading, get a workout in and even do a few things around the house. This time around I've been better at being more organized and wasting less time, though on occasion I still occupy myself with things that are not really productive. I'm still working on this and I know that it's going to be something that I'll have to keep continually working at and that it will only get better with time. Hope you all have a great day!!! Game Free Days: 8
  7. Congrats!! Thanks, I plan to keep fighting no matter what
  8. I'm still going strong, today is a week game free
  9. Today is day 5 of my journey, this are still going quite well. I'm still keeping a schedule so as to stay organized and waste less time. I still struggle a bit with doing things that waste time and are non productive( ie. Watching videos on YouTube) but I am at working at managing my time more effectively. I haven't really done much today, I was at work today so my thoughts were not on gaming at all. I'm feeling good so far in my journey but I know that I still have a long way to go. I know that it's not going to be smooth sailing and that there's going to be bumps along the way but I will give it my all and keep fighting. Game Free Days: 5
  10. Hang in there, I understand completely the urge to play games but don't give in. Stay strong, you can do this!!!
  11. It's day 4 and so far it has been a good day, I don't have much to talk about, it's a slow day because it is stormy. So far I haven't thought about gaming and I'm going to continue to fight. Things I've started to do since I quit gaming: - Working out - Reading more -Being more organized -Wasting less time Game Free Days: 4
  12. Thanks I appreciate your continued support
  13. Today is day 3 of my journey and so far today it has been a pretty good day. But I'm not going to get too ahead of myself because the last two times I was doing so well but let my emotions get the better of me. I have to take it one step at a time. I've still been keeping a schedule to stay organized but today I haven't stuck completely to my schedule. I had planned to workout but because I was having a bit of a bad day I didn't follow through with it. But other than that I will do everything else on my schedule. But I left the house and went for a coffee and I'm starting to feel better. Things I've started doing since quitting gaming: -Read more -Working out -Being more organized -Wasting less time Game Free Days: 3
  14. Today is Day 2 of my journey in quitting gaming, so far today has went well. As I've said in a previous post I am starting to set a schedule so that I can keep track of where my time is being spent and also so I can be more organized. So far today I've went for a walk, went for a coffee, did some reading, and I've done a few things around the house. I plan to do some more reading today and I may watch a movie. Gaming would have wasted time and I probably wouldn't have done any of the things that I've done so far. Things that I've started doing since quitting gaming: -Working out -Reading more -Becoming more organized -Wasting less time Game Free Days: 2
  15. It has a couple of days since I said that I was stepping away from Gamequitters and I've come to realize that even though I've went back to gaming, the stress is still there and nothing's changed. I know that I said that I was going to step away, but really it was nothing more than an excuse so I could go back to gaming. I don't feel any better, if anything I feel worse. This is my third attempt and I want to prove that this time I'm serious about it. So far today, I haven't been gaming and I've started to do a schedule so that I can keep myself better organized and so that I can try and stop from wasting time. Things I plan to do: -Read more -Have a workout routine -Being more organized -Waste less time Game Free Days:1
  16. Even though I didn't know you as long as many of the others, I really appreciate all the encouragement you've given me. You were a great part of this community.
  17. First of all I want to thank everyone for being so supportive in my journey to quit video games, I really appreciate it. As you know I've been struggling not only with gaming but also in dealing with my personal struggles as well. So after much thought I've decided that I'm going to step away from Gamequitters. I know that the last time that I said that I was going to leave I came back a few days later but this time I will be leaving and not coming back until I feel that I'm in a better situation with my personal struggles. Thanks again for everything and I may be back one day.
  18. @hycniejsy I've probably been gaming for about 27 years. So almost three decades I've been a gamer. My gaming started with the NES.
  19. Stress in inevitable in our life. Accept that, because this way you can work on something you have influence on. I mean, your REACTION the stress. How do you deal with it? What kind of behaviour occurs when you get stressed/overwhelmed and/or feel cravings for relapse? And how else can you substitute it? Greetings, Mad Pharmacist When I get overwhelmed or stressed I usually get headaches and also sometimes it affects me in that I either start to not feel well or I may have heart palpitations or chest pains. Not all of these are associated with withdrawal from gaming though. Usually when I feel overwhelmed because of gaming withdrawal sometimes I get headaches or have feelings of boredom. Not sure if I've answered your question properly. As to how I deal with stress, I actually have a difficult time dealing with stress. As for a substitute for gaming, I've already started a few things such as reading and also working out but as for other things to do, I've been really struggling with finding other things to help me in dealing with everything. I feel at times like giving up or that maybe I'm not quite ready to give up gaming. But as I've said before, maybe this is just my mind telling me to give up.
  20. @WorkInProgress I agree, maybe by prioritizing it might help me to game again. I also think that I have more free time to deal with the issues I'm dealing with. I know that by gaming that my situation is not going to change but I'm looking for something to help with the stress. When I was gaming, I could temporarily disconnect from things that were stressful and relax but since I've quit gaming it seems as if I'm having difficulty making the adjustment. It's just so frustrating and overwhelming with the combination of everything that's going on in my life.
  21. @Mhyrion I just feel like I'm overwhelmed with everything that's going on and that maybe I should just take a step back and figure out if I'm perhaps trying to take on too many things at once. I have some personal struggles that I'm working on as well, so at times I feel as if maybe I need to prioritize what I need to work out first. Maybe it's just my mind trying to tell me to do something that I shouldn't and maybe it's trying to tell me that it's ok to be gaming so that you can deal with the stress of everything. I want to be successful but at the same time I feel as if the stress of everything that I'm dealing with is weighing me down.
  22. Day 12 of 90 Not much has been happening lately but I'm still not gaming. I'm starting to feel like I felt before my last relapse though. I feel as if I'm on an emotional roller coaster that I can't get off of. Sometimes I feel good and other times I feel as if I'm at a low point. I've got a lot of things going on right now and it feels as if I'm going in many different directions. So far today I haven't done much, it has been a pretty unproductive day. This morning I left the house and went and got a coffee but only just to waste time and try to get my emotions in check. Later I will do some reading and I also have to work this evening. So hopefully my day starts to get better later on. Sorry for my rant, I thought that it would be best to express myself.
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