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Lemynaded
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Day 0, 8:30 AM

Hello!

New troll here (warcraft reference). I feel like my use of video game and social media is detrimental, and therefore, I aim to stop using all of this for at least 90 days. 

I intend to update this journal daily, and "reset" it to day 0 each time I relapse.

Should be interesting

TTFN, so you next time on day 01

Update 9/11/2022

Adding a new objective : I am not allowed to spend time on the internet (not youtube and social media, that's still off limit) reading the news and going on wikipedia when I should be working (aka, before I accomplish at least 6hours of work). I am starting to realize that this whole thing is less about it being an addiction and more about me trying to avoid work, so I'll try to put a stop to this, it's getting really annoying

 

Update 9/24/2022

The update at 9/11/2022 didn't work, had several relapse... lets just say it's bothering me a lot. I think I'll just stop using the internet unless it's for school related uses, so I am doping this whole 6 hours of work thing, it gradually lead me to "Well if I can use social media, why not go on youtube?". Yeah... this didn't end well. So this is a full restart now! 

Update 10/03/2022

I am making two new rule

Objective 02, as of today I'll

- Wake up at 6h15

- Make and drink a coffee coffee

- Brush my teeth and get dressed for god's sake (added that one)

- Do 15 minutes of work

 

And most importantly, Rule No 01

I engage myself to give 50$ in donation to this website each time that I break the rules that I've established here, and that, for a period of 90 days

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Update 11/06/2022

Objective 02 is now

- Wake up at 6h00 am

- Make and drink coffee

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Objectives

       01: Not allowed to play video games, and use social medias for non educative purpose

      02 : Wake up at 6h00 am

               Make and drink coffee

 

RULES

      01 : Donate 50$ to this website every time that I fail to accomplish 01 of those objective during the day

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Day 01

Everything ok so far!

But even then I still feel like I need to push myself to do anything.

So.

I Joined a studying forum today, started a journal there too, but it's about studying a set amount of time everyday for 90 days. So basically, it's the same thing then here, just different.

I wonder how this is going to go. Should be fine ish.

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Day 0, at 10h30pm ish

I surprised myself yesterday, I was working on some homework, and without even thinking I sorta just figured, huh, some music would be nice, and went on youtube. Then, after like 20 minutes I remembered that I was doing this challenge.

I am starting to notice how much of a reflex all of this is (that whole social media = DOPAMINE thing). Found it interesting in a way, and something to keep in mind from now on.

Not giving up on this

Bye bye now

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Hi, why the reset though? Did you game or went on social media after cheking out some music on Youtube?

Hope you did not make the same mistake I did: trying to give up everything cold turkey at once is tough. Now,  gaming is most detrimental for me so I sort of focus on that first.

Anyway getting 01 day in total is good. Hope you write more, and longer.

Best of luck

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1 hour ago, LostRiver said:

Hi, why the reset though? Did you game or went on social media after cheking out some music on Youtube?

Hope you did not make the same mistake I did: trying to give up everything cold turkey at once is tough. Now,  gaming is most detrimental for me so I sort of focus on that first.

Anyway getting 01 day in total is good. Hope you write more, and longer.

Best of luck

Nah, but I consider that youtube count as social media

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Day 2, streak since 7/15/2022, 10:30Pm

Didn't feel the need to play video game or watch videos on youtube

Nice and nice.

Bored as hell though

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Day 3, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30Pm

Took me three days, but I just noticed the days won counter, between my member ID and joined date.

What is this tinny thing

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Hey Lemynaded, awesome that you're quitting and wanting to make better use of your time.

It sounds like a full-on detox doing gaming and social media at the same time. I would struggle. Netflix has definitely been a crutch on my journey so far.

I also haven't worked out how to use the 'days counter' thing.

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Day 4, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30Pm

Hey, thanks for the reply!

18 hours ago, blueclouds said:

Hey Lemynaded, awesome that you're quitting and wanting to make better use of your time.

It sounds like a full-on detox doing gaming and social media at the same time. I would struggle. Netflix has definitely been a crutch on my journey so far.

Honnestly I've been doing ok so far. It might change, but we'll get there once we get there. But hey! Even then it should be fine eventually, with all the support we get on the forum. It's just a matter of time

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Day 5, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30Pm

 

I just finished an exam rushed, sending my homework right now

FINALLY SOME SLEEP!

And also I am doing ok. I've been feeling some urges to go on youtube, but so far, it's been ok

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Day 7, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

 

A FULL WEEK, LETS FUCKING GO!

Ima try to go for the two digits

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23 hours ago, Lemynaded said:

Day 7, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

 

A FULL WEEK, LETS FUCKING GO!

Ima try to go for the two digits

Congratulations!

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Day 8, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

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17 hours ago, Lobares2 said:

Good luck man 🙂

Whats the name of that studying-journal forum?

Oh! It's not exactly a studying-journal forum, but it felt like a good place to make one you know. The site is called The Student Room.

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10 hours ago, Paul A. said:

Congratulations!

Thanks

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So! Day 8! Things are going well, not gonna lie. I DO have a break for the two next following weeks, and I know I am prone to play video game when I feel like I have nothing to do, so it might be a bit more challenging but I am confident it will go well.

Also, I was wondering if any of you fine people knew of an exercise / workout forum where I could keep a daily journal like this, I always wanted to get into daily exercise but never had the motivation to stick to it.

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What do you mean with having a ‚break‘ like allowing yourself to play? Is there a reason for that?

 

I used to track everything here on gq. I had a counter for everything, sports, studying, no gaming etc that worked pretty well 🙂 But there are definitely also workout forums with daily journals. Sadly I only know a few in my native language. 

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6 minutes ago, Lobares2 said:

What do you mean with having a ‚break‘ like allowing yourself to play? Is there a reason for that?

 

I used to track everything here on gq. I had a counter for everything, sports, studying, no gaming etc that worked pretty well 🙂 But there are definitely also workout forums with daily journals. Sadly I only know a few in my native language. 

I meant break as in school break.

You know vacations

I'll try to look for some workout forums, thanks for your input 🙂

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Ohh I see

Yea definitely take care, boring times = ‚hey I could play a bit‘ etc 😄 Pretty standard thing for most of the people here. I think overwhelming work(eg stress) AND boredom are two big triggers for relapsing.

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Day 9, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

Hey we're getting close to day 10, nice.

Yesterday was a good day, weather was nice. Nothing of note happened though.

Didn't manage to work as much as I wanted.

...

Yep, that's pretty much it

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Day 10, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

Hey day 10, we're in the double digits! Hurray!

Going to be honest though I started to feel actual urges to play video game / binge youtube videos recently.

 

Might be because of boredom... But then again, the reason why I am so bored in the first place is probably because whatever I am doing right now just isn't as fun as playing video game / binge watching.

And uh... well, I mean that's why doing this detox in the first place. So I guess I ought to see it as a good thing. 

 

Aside from that, I actually found a workout forum called nerd fitness (love the name btw) , and I've considered starting a daily workout journal over there. 

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Remind yourself that those thoughts and urges to play will decrease a lot with time. After a few weeks you will only have a few peaks here and there(which probably never will be gone) but most of the time you will just follow your goals. At the start its always like going cold turkey -> more free time -> use this time for something meaningful and be successful in that. Its important to be successful in what you do because that is the dopamin trigger and leads to being even more productive. 

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Day 11, streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

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13 hours ago, Lobares2 said:

Remind yourself that those thoughts and urges to play will decrease a lot with time. After a few weeks you will only have a few peaks here and there(which probably never will be gone) but most of the time you will just follow your goals.

Looking forward to that.

Today I feel fine, and I know I'll pretty much be busy all day so it will be a good day

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Day 12 streak since 7/15/2022 10:30pm

Yesterday was fun

I got to see my dad after a long time, we ate steak, went on the water, talked a bunch, good times.

Finally started this workout, started keeping a journal on that other website I mentioned. This makes me happy, I hope it eventually pushes me in being productive in the morning.

Oh ! And I am going camping during the weekend, won't be able to update this journal until monday

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Day 15, steak since 7/15/2022

Just came back from my camping trip.

The whole place was gorgeous, I enjoyed every second of it.

Also we came back with some beer, in my case, I bought a brown ale and a dark ale. Tasted the brown one, bloody delicious.

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