wheatbiscuit 34 Posted May 18 Share Posted May 18 (edited) Hey guys (I've basically always called any group of people I want to be with 'guys'), I've read and listed a few things from chapter 1 of Respawn in a notebook, and this is me starting a journal topic. This stuff is a little like homework, but it doesn't seem like we ought to be getting marks out of 20. 🙂 I've found myself smiling frequently enough reading your own journals - things like making the family dinner @DanielG or mutual reading of parents' minds @jailbreaker. are on the (long, really) list of things I know I like doing. So basically, since I found GameQuitters at the start of the month, I went 6 and then 4 day stretches in consecutive weeks without gaming, before I was lured back by impulse or activity I was made aware of. This happened while I was bored, and after a lot of productivity in the days leading up. Since it's Thursday here, - and again like last week, I was making up my mind whether or not to really start posting here - I want to kickstart what would be the first weekend I'll have spent not gaming. Anyway, here's one of the templates for journal entry #1(plus 3 full days, though I hope to eventually lose count and find the idea of gaming kind of ludicrous, like Cam). DAY # - 1 Time I woke up: 7:30 am Time I went to sleep yesterday: 9:00 pm, thereabouts Physical task: Walking to a distant commercial gym for 30 minutes, staying for what felt like a quick 2.5 hours, and then back Mental task: Reading(?) for about 90 minutes from 7:30 am Projects: Going through some more of this medium-length fitness career blueprint which has activities not unlike Respawn - will re-visit before bed. Miscellaneous accomplishments: ~ Writing down why I've gamed and why I want to quit: (competition(earlier days), habit, social, tracked goals and general challenge - then because I was stalling chores, looking for work and studying ~ I was still awkward in the gym but not as anxious - I was proud of how present I felt, maybe ~ Only crossed the road with green pedestrian lights (from what I remember) ~ Only had to watch one motivational video, each lasting 10 minutes before leaving for gym and before showering - much less time than my standard gaming achievement would have taken, I think), though the time spend reading should be factored in ~ Didn't feel awkward liking a few of everyone else's posts - I usually fear the significance interpreted by doing the same on popular social media Summary of Day #: (almost left this blank, oops) - Woke up, reading after breakfast (ate twice before heading out), gym (got in and mostly finished before the lunchtime crowd), walked home (it was busy), texted my Dad, standard lunch, more videos, got into Respawn and browsed around here - the sun's already setting at 5pm (Winter approaches in the south, brr) What I am grateful for today: ~ A decent night's sleep ~ Warm clothing and residual warmth from exercise ~ The relative peace and quiet in the downstairs part of the gym compared to the loud music on the above floor ~ Seeing more new forum posts from fellow game quitters Over and out! (will probably use this template again straight away next time) Edited May 18 by wheatbiscuit 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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