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Introduction! NickScales


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Hi everybody!! This is my first day of my commitment to be video game free. I was a professional league of legends player and hit grandmaster. Top .05% on the North American server and was the best player in the country at my specific champion. I worked hard and became obsessed with the game in high school and actually led my high school team to the California state championship. I’m now in college but have taken time off to learn how to program, and even though I’m making progress I find myself still chasing the high of playing against other league pro’s like I once did. Being competitive by nature, if I feel like I could have preformed better I tend to pour hours into the game to improve once again- even though I have other goals and aspirations. I’ve tried starting a business before and have had multiple short term girlfriends but no success in the long term. When I’m down I find myself urging to pursue league and remember how desperately I want to go pro, and it creates a cycle of gaming for days on end and forgetting about the world around me. I’m very excited to reach my goals in the future and this is the best way to start! Happy to join a thriving community like this one - cheers! 

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I was sooo addicted to lol because I am also that competitive guy. Chased those pro goals. Luckily it took over me so fast that I knew I had to stop. So I never really got good in the game. Cant imagine how hard it is to stay away from it if you are actually a PRO eg being good in something which is so damn addictive. I literally didnt pla since 3 years or more, and I still want to restart now and then.

couldnt you make a living with this game as grandmaster? 

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Couldn’t I make a living oh man… haha yes I could have figured something out but it wasn’t the life I wanted to live. Day number 2 is difficult today. It wasn’t for deactivating my accounts I might have lost already or would have been sitting right there telling myself don’t open the application. Waiting for it to get better 🙏

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Hello everyone,

 

This is my fourth day of quitting games. I have seen huge changes in my life and have been working hard. Honestly it’s getting harder thought and my cravings are prominent at times I used to game. I can only imagine what I will be like one day these changes are great. I’ve continued to read, meditate, and am about to program once again. An adaptable schedule is in place.. will connect later! 

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Hi everybody,

 

this is my 6th day of being game free and I’m feeling a craving. Probably the biggest one yet. Maybe this is the hump I have to get over and must keep pushing. This is interesting why it’s coming on day 6. My brain feels like it’s drawing me towards it and I feel less motivation to do productive things like read and code. I feel like I miss gaming or some aspect of short term gratification. Maybe life’s not exciting enough for me? Not quite sure, however I will keep pushing for the sake of the experiment and the new me. If I have to be unhappy for a bit than so be it! 
 

best,

Nick

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This might be day number 8 or 9? 
 

im feeling ok. Other worries that we’re sitting there before gaming are now present. I’m not coding enough, I feel like I’m not capable of doing it. All these thoughts there were lost due to the gaming are now at the forefront of my mind. If I really focus on what I know I have to do my life will change. The gaming served as almost a blissful ignorance for what I really have to accomplish which is good! TIME TO FOCUS 

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My thoughts of gaming actually aren’t there currently. This is interesting, however my depression is coming from elsewhere. It’s so interesting - when I’m not ahead of my work I am depressed and when I am ahead of my work I am happy. I need more work ethic. 
 

best,

Nick 

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