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Stevec2283

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  1. Day 9 of 90 Today was another good day,I didn't really thing about gaming. Didn't really do a whole lot today besides work, and at work I was exposed to gaming but as I did before I thought about how much of a waste of time that it is. But that being said, there were some urges for gaming and it can be tough but I have to keep on fighting. Other than working I did some reading but I also wasted time watching random videos on YouTube. This is something that I really have to work on because even though I'm not gaming, at the same time I'm not being productive either. I know what I should do but I'm not doing it. If I'm going to be watching videos on YouTube then I should at least be learning something. Hopefully tomorrow will be a more productive day and I will use my time more wisely.
  2. Day 8 of 90 I woke up this morning at around 9:30 am so I slept in a little bit but I thought, well there's not really much to do because the weather isn't all that great. So far today, I've done some reading and I also just finished my workout. I feel a whole lot better than I would be if I were gaming. My thoughts have been on anything but gaming. I continue to say to myself that gaming is nothing more than a waste of time. Gaming companies know exactly how to reel you in, be it through sequels to games or updates to online games. I refuse to allow myself to be reeled in by them anymore. Hope you all have a great day and continue to fight to reach your goals.
  3. Thanks for the support and I will help you in any way I can
  4. Keep fighting, we all fall at times but we get back up, dust ourselves off and keep going. I understand completely where you are coming from because over a week ago I had given up on myself and relapsed. The main thing is to learn from it and move forward. Keep fighting to reach your goal!!!
  5. Day 7 of 90 Today hasn't really been any different from any other day. I haven't had any urges for gaming even though I was around implements of gaming at work. It got me thinking about how much money people spend each year on something that is the biggest time waster. Why do something that doesn't accomplish anything when you can do something meaningful. I will keep working towards reaching my first goal which is to complete the 90 day detox and I will also work other smaller goals in around that. "Time is something that cannot be regained, so use your time wisely."
  6. Day 6 of 90 Things have been rather quiet the past couple of days. I've been working mostly and haven't thought about gaming at all. I've even been able to start at least one of the things on my list of things I want to do. I've been able to increase the amount of reading that I do. I've even thought of listening to it as well and that will help as well. Things I Want To Accomplish: - Start a workout routine(Started) - Become more organized - Become fluent in Japanese - Do more reading(Started) Quitting gaming is not easy but I will continue to fight and not give up so easily as I did before. I'm going to take things one step at a time.
  7. Day 4 of 90 Woke up: 8:00 AM Today was a pretty quiet day, didn't do much today. It was my day off from work today, but I still didn't spend much time home. I was out with a friend for a coffee and we spent about an hour or so chatting. I didn't even think about gaming even though the topic came up, but only because I was talking about how I was giving up gaming. We both agreed that gaming was a big time waster and how you don't accomplish anything by it. Things I want to accomplish: - Start a workout routine - Be more organized - Become fluent in Japanese - Do more reading I still haven't really started anything from my list of things I want to be able to accomplish, so I need to stop procrastinating and putting things on hold. It's not easy to get started but it will get easier with time.
  8. Day 3 of 90 Today was good, didn't do much today, was out of the house all morning and then in the afternoon I went to work until 10 pm. So I didn't have a chance to even think about gaming. Tomorrow is my day off, so I'll do what I can so that gaming doesn't come into my mind. Things I want to accomplish: - Start a workout routine - Be more organized - Become fluent in Japanese - Do more reading Gaming may be like a drug but I won't allow it to have a hold on me.
  9. Day 2 Today was a good day, kept myself busy most of the day. I hardly spent any time at home this morning and then this afternoon I kept myself busy so I didn't have time to think about gaming. Quitting gaming is not easy but I know that it is possible. I just have to take it one day at a time. Things I want to do: - Start a workout routine - Become fluent in my language of choice, Japanese - Become more organized - Cut down on excessive time I spend on non essential things - Do more reading Day 2 of 90
  10. Day 1 Time for a restart!!! Today is going good so far. This morning I had to clear the driveway and then I went to work so I haven't even thought about gaming. Hopefully I will be successful this time around, but I will take it one day a time. Today went well,no thoughts of gaming....I need to work at being more productive rather than just doing things to simply occupy my time. My hobbies should at least be something that I'm actually accomplishing and something worthwhile. One problem that I do have is that when I'm bored I surf the internet without any real purpose but to waste time. At least if I'm going to be surfing the internet or watching videos on YouTube, I should be at least learning something. I will keep working on these and also work towards bettering myself.
  11. Thanks, this time around I hope to be able to stick to it and not allow things to get in the way of my detox.
  12. I've only been away for a couple of days and I've taken some time to reevaluate what was going on and triggering my urges for gaming and as I mentioned in another post that I was using gaming as a way out and that is true. Gaming is like a crutch. Also I have relapsed and went back to gaming and I'm falling back into old habits. I've said to myself, I'll only play for a short time but soon that short time turns into a few hours of wasted time. Going back to gaming hasn't changed anything at all. If anything, it has only made things worse. There are many more important things that I can be doing with my time rather than gaming. I'm planning on restarting the detox and trying to get rid of this addiction for good. I have to try my hardest to replace this bad habit with good habits. I also have to try to be better organized so that I can work at being successful this time. Just finished deleting save data and restoring my system back to factory default. Also going to put it somewhere out of sight.
  13. I've decided that I'm going to step away from Gamequitters, I have really been struggling and with the other things I have going on in my life I don't really think I can continue with the detox. I'd much rather step away and work on these things, maybe I may come back to Gamequitters one day.
  14. Day 15 Even though it's been two weeks without gaming, the urges for gaming are still strong. Also it doesn't help that I have other things going on in my life that are making it seem much worse. I think that gaming has been like a way out from these other things and now I'm still looking to find that way out. I really don't know how much more I can take, I feel as if I'm on an emotional roller coaster that I can't get off of. I feel torn as to what to do. I know that gaming is not going to change the situation but on the other hand I feel that if I can kinda disconnect from the other things even temporarily it will help me somehow. I'm at a loss when it comes to knowing what to do here and I feel that if I go back to gaming that I will have not only let myself down but also all those who have been so supportive of me. I'll keep you posted of how things turn out for me.
  15. No, probably won't be difficult, you will still go through withdrawals. I usually have at least 2 coffee a day and sometimes if I don't have a coffee for a day or so I usually get a headache. But each person is different though, so what affects one might not affect another.
  16. Welcome I agree with Cam, it's nice to have more fellow Canadians here. We're all in this together and here to help.
  17. You're doing great, keep at it!!! Keep fighting to reach your goals.
  18. Well depending on how much your caffeine intake is each day it can be difficult. Also so that it isn't such a shock to your system you might want to try cutting back first.
  19. Each day will have its own challenges but stick with it and it will get better. Keep up the good work!!!
  20. Day 13 Yesterday went pretty well, but there were times I thought of gaming. I was able to keep these thoughts at bay, rather than being reeled in. I left the house at around 9 am yesterday morning and didn't get home until around 12:00 pm, and then in the afternoon I did a short workout and then later in the afternoon I went to work. So overall yesterday was a good day. Day 14 Woke up at around 8:00 am, nothing really planned for today as of yet. I can see one mistake I'm making and that is a lack of planning. Rather than planning, I just do whatever comes to mind. I know that today is going to be no different from other days in that the urge is still going to be there but I will keep going and keep fighting. I quit gaming for a reason and I'm not going to lose control and allow my mind to try to talk me out of it. My day was pretty good, had some urges for gaming and still having those feelings of going back to gaming but I haven't caved in yet.
  21. Day 12 I want to quit gaming but I'm still struggling and I'm still feeling like I'm being pulled in two different directions and I feel like giving up. Maybe quitting gaming just isn't for me or maybe I just have too much going on in my life that makes me want to gravitate towards gaming. Maybe I'm just making excuses to justify gaming or maybe I'm not really trying as hard as I should. Sorry that I'm rambling but I'm just frustrated and really wish I could overcome these feelings. I really don't know what to do.
  22. Day 11 I don't really know what it is about today but I have been finding it rather difficult and have had urges for gaming. I've been able to fight them but it has been quite frustrating. I've been fighting with myself. I've been saying, maybe a little gaming wouldn't hurt but then I've thought about what I've been able to do so far. I'm really struggling and having a tough time. Sorry for the rant but I feel as if my emotions are pulling me in two different directions. One part of me says to keep gaming and the other says to stop. I need to not let my emotions get the better of me. I know that it's not easy, but at times I feel like quitting and then I think that if I give in to the pressure that I would be a failure. Anyway I will keep you posted on how things work out.
  23. Day 10 Today is going good so far, went out and got a coffee and some breakfast at Tim Horton's. Also took in one of my hobbies which is learning Japanese. I haven't had an urges for gaming so far today. This afternoon I have a few things to do that will keep myself occupied so I don't think about gaming. I've also been working so it helps so that I don't have the chance to think about gaming either but I will have the next few days off so I have to find ways to occupy my time. Since I've quit gaming I've found that I have more time to do things that I would have otherwise neglected for awhile. I still struggle with procrastinating about certain tasks but I guess over time I'll only get better at getting things done. It's only been a little over a week and I feel better since I've quit gaming but sometimes I find myself spending a fair bit of time on the internet( ie. YouTube), this is something I also have to work on. Time is so precious and has to be used in meaningful ways. I have to find more meaningful activities to pursue. I will keep working at making the changes. I know that it won't be easy but I won't give up. Hope you all have a great day!!!
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