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Completely lost if I take away gaming.


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So basically I have a full-time job, but the rest of my time I spend it either gaming online or surfing the net. If I attempt to stop gaming, i am filled with a void and any other activity i try to start doesn't bring me any pleasure and I can't keep my attention at it for an extended period of time.

Also my mind comes up with excuses that other hobbies are also a waste of time like playing video games, which leads me back to gaming where i feel comfortable.

I have a 4-day Easter vacation, and without gaming would be a torture.

Any input would be appreciated.

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On 4/22/2022 at 6:59 AM, sploshbg said:

Also my mind comes up with excuses that other hobbies are also a waste of time like playing video games, which leads me back to gaming where i feel comfortable.

not all hobbies are created equal .. some will get you outside, some will make you stronger, some will make you smarter.. do you get sunlight exposure throughout the day? some pretty incredible stuff there ..

are other aspects of your life suffering because of your really fun game internet hobbies like work / promotions / annual performance reports / energy levels? is your nutrition suffering while you make poor food choices or do you miss meals to do something more fun? do you save any time for exercise and are you exercising when you have the most energy for it? you said you quit video games before but how long did you quit for and was there anything else you could have done to have made it any easier?

seeing you haven't posted since before Easter you might not see this for awhile but someone else might who is going through the same motions as you, pretty common here really, best wishes.

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