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How to quit watching (game) content (not playing)?

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Hello people 🌻,

7 years ago I started with game quitters and quit gaming. Relapsed multiple times, but for the past 5 years I successfully dont play computer games. However I cant stop watching my fav leauge youtubers.

Normally I am OK for (few) months where I dont even think about YT or lol, but then something changes and I am back at searching for lol content and watching one vid for curiosity, which leads to a period where I consume more videos a day.

To quit gaming was hard, but I followed the methods and it is a success, thus I think I know how to stop. For whatever reason I cant win over watching content though.

What do I need to do?

I'd be very greatful for any discussion

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Well first of all I would consider searching for new content you also enjoy, maybe on a different platform other than YouTube though.

Pick up the use of a daily goal tracker. Don't just count days that you haven't watched lol content, pick up another goal as well, for example I have a goal to draw. You can learn a play an instrument, you can start going to the gym, or just walking around your neighborhood or something, It doesn't really matter what the goal is... It just needs to be a healthy habit that you want to incorporate into your life.

What is it about lol that draws you to it? Is it the competition? Maybe you should start following, or even playing, sports. Is it the fantasy aspects? Start picking up some fantasy novels. Really pick this apart, dig deep into why you're still consuming this content.

I'm also recovering pothead. I used to watch weed related content on YouTube. There is no way in hell I could watch that stuff now and not end up relapsing! So why are you setting yourself up for failure? You obviously know it's not healthy which is why you're here posting about it!

You can't win against watching because you're an addict, none of us can control that. That's why we're here. Even if you manage to quit watching lol content, you're going to have to be careful in other aspects of your life! Addiction never limits itself to only one aspect of your life. You have to learn how to channel your obsessive impulses into more healthy habits, because those obsessive impulses will never go away. 

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