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Day 1

It was quite hard, but I didn't give in to the initial urges.

  1. Went for a long walk.
  2. Meditated.
  3. Read a lot about science behind addictions and ways to overcome them.
  4. Read 2 chapters of Learning Python and made notes.
  5. Spent some time with my family.

Stay hard.

 

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Day 2

Again, it was hard, but I made it. I forgot to meditate.

  1. Went for a long walk and spent most of the day outdoors.
  2. Read half of a chapter of Learning Python and made some notes.
  3. Studied French on Duolingo.
  4. Spent the evening with my family.

Stay hard.

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Day 3

A little bit easier comparing to the last two days. I forgot to meditate.

  1. Completed some Python lessons on Jetbrains Academy
  2. Helped my parents clean some stuff.
  3. Studied French on Duolingo.
  4. Watched a movie.

Stay hard.

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Day 4

It was alright. The urge appeared twice today.

  1. Continued Python lessons on Jetbrains.
  2. Meditated.
  3. Learned some Excel on Udemy.
  4. Studied French on Duolingo.
  5. Started reading The Science of Self-Discipline by Peter Hollins. It's quite good.
  6. Watched a movie.

Stay hard.

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Day 5

Easiest day so far.

  1. Python on Jetbrains
  2. Excel on Udemy
  3. French on Duolingo
  4. Did some reading
  5. Meditated

Stay hard.

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Day 6

Whenever I have an urge to relapse, I don't fight that thought. I look at it and just let it fade away. It helps.

  1. Python on Jetbrains.
  2. French on Duolingo.
  3. Did some reading.
  4. Spent some time with my family.

Stay hard.

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Day 7

First week successful.

  1. Python on Jetbrains
  2. French on Duolingo
  3. Finished reading The Science of Self-Discipline. I'll start reading Mastery by George Leonard tomorrow.
  4. Went for a walk.

Stay hard.

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Day 8

  1. Finished a Python project on Jetbrains. Started a new one.
  2. Finished reading The Science of Self-Discipline. Started reading Mastery by George Leonard.
  3. Went for a walk.
  4. Studied French on Duolingo.

Stay hard.

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Day 10

I wasn't productive today, I really have to work on my self-discipline. I only did some reading.

Stay hard.

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Day 11

Today was pretty bad. Definitely the worst day so far. I've been having urges to relapse throughout the day, but I didn't give up.

  1. Finished a few Python exercises on Jetbrains and French lessons on Duolingo.

Stay hard.

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Day 13

Still not much better. I feel very unproductive, but I need to push through it all. The good news is that I'm starting a student internship soon.

Stay hard.

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Just wanted to congratulate you for making it to the two week mark. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

I'm glad you're reading more. I encourage you to reflect as much as you can on your own human nature, and to not judge yourself too harshly for requiring the occasional rest period. What activities do you do to de-stress and unwind now that you aren't gaming?

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@Zubb Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm trying to create a schedule to bring some structure to my life. I know I'm more productive and relaxed when I have a whole day planned out, but I couldn't maintain a schedule when I was gaming. That's why I'm currently reading practical books on self-discipline and time management and I'm trying to incorporate small changes here and there. I recommend Atomic Habits as a practical one and Can't Hurt Me as an inspiration (but it also has many practical tips). Hopefully, these improvements will accumulate overtime.

When it comes to leisure activities, I play electric guitar and listen to a lot of music, but I really try to listen to it by playing a whole album from start to finish and paying attention to details - I recommend everyone to do that from time to time, because imo you'll appreciate the artist more. I spend more time with my family as well.

Day 17

Done.

Stay hard.

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Day 18

I wasn't productive at all today. I've been following the coverage of hurricane Ida in USA pretty much all day. I hope you're all ok out there.

Stay hard.

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I forgot to post yesterday. I started the internship and I'm enjoying it so far. No time for distraction.

Day 21/22

Done.

Stay hard.

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