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Hello everybody,

I am Peter, 31 years old and from the Netherlands. I my youth i played alot of videogames and still went on playing in my student time. I quit gaming awhile ago, had some relapses. But instead i started watching streams on twitch and YouTube alot. Also i mindless scroll on my Phone alot. It feels like i am still not over my screen addiction. And it is ruing my life. I have a good job, i work as a psychologist. And i am ashamed that even though i do that work i cant get over my screenaddiction myself. I hope with this forum and journaling it will help! I only alow myself to be on whatsapp, newspaper app and daling apps. No instagram, YouTube or linkedin. No longer than 1 hour a day on my Phone. I hope this will help to get my brain a reset and live more in the moment and adware.

 

Thankyou!! 

 

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Glad to have you in this community.

What will be your rewards for a good day’s work? We do need cravings after all, otherwise desire to get things done can disappear. 

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Day 2: 

I did squash yesterday, daynap andmy brother came to have diner and we watched some tv. The rest of the time i was clearing or on my Phone, or lisening to music. It is strange how automatic being on my Phone such a part of me. I downloaded a app to manage my time. Tofay i will try to hack my habitat to put my Phone in the closet in my hallway, this way it will break my automatic response to grap it. Also i put my Phone on grayscale, and i remover all my sociale media apps. 

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On 1/14/2023 at 6:42 PM, Amphibian220 said:

Glad to have you in this community.

What will be your rewards for a good day’s work? We do need cravings after all, otherwise desire to get things done can disappear. 

Good question, i think that i alow myself to watch a fun movie or television show. This way i make watching screens mindfull and it will get a different associaties. I know i use watching screens to numb my emotions and thoughs, but watch tv i can still think and feel because it is not fast enough like gaming. So it is a okay to so i guess? 

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with me watching a game of hockey on TV once in a while helps me for two reasons:

I haven’t got a strong attachment to it and it allows me to rest. Anything else is like a narcotic, even news are designed in a way that it is hard to stop watching it.

And about emotions, when I confront them, I get fear at first, but then a sense of resolution and real achievement when I start acting to solve an issue.

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23 hours ago, Dutchguy1991 said:

Good question, i think that i alow myself to watch a fun movie or television show. This way i make watching screens mindfull and it will get a different associaties. I know i use watching screens to numb my emotions and thoughs, but watch tv i can still think and feel because it is not fast enough like gaming. So it is a okay to so i guess? 

dont reward yourself with stuff like that. those things trigger basically same addictive parts in you like games. Focus on offline things. I am not much the friend of rewarding since a good day is a good day isnt it? but thats up to you, just no addiction trigger rewards

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The more correct wording on my part would be, how will you balance your studying with other activities to keep your morale high?

I think we are all talking about tackling different needs to avoid exhaustion. If all i do is study without sports, family relations, being part of community, healthy eating, traveling- this is unsustainable in the long run. 

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On 1/15/2023 at 11:20 PM, Dutchguy1991 said:

Day 2: 

I did squash yesterday, daynap andmy brother came to have diner and we watched some tv. The rest of the time i was clearing or on my Phone, or lisening to music. It is strange how automatic being on my Phone such a part of me. I downloaded a app to manage my time. Tofay i will try to hack my habitat to put my Phone in the closet in my hallway, this way it will break my automatic response to grap it. Also i put my Phone on grayscale, and i remover all my sociale media apps. 

Hey! Props for trying out so many things already, this seems like a good start of a longer journey. Keep trying new things 🙂

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