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Day 1
 

  • What is your commitment? No games? No streams? Anything else?
    No gaming, no watching streams, no watching pornography, no masturbation.
     
  • How long do you want this challenge to last? By default it is one month, but 90 days is recommended for your detox.
    90 days.
     
  • What are your goals?
    Complete 90 days.
     
  • Why are you doing this?
    The reason I am quitting gaming is to focus on my health, finances, education, and relationship.
     

I just answered the second detox survey. I have relapsed several times.

The enemies right now are: 

Twitch: I been watching Esports
Vainglory: I have 3 accounts that either need to be sold or deleted
Lichess: I have been playing CrazyHouse while listening to Spotify

 

I can simply use StayFocusd or K9 for Twitch and Lichess and be done with those two.

 

It was very hard for me to contact support and ask for account deletion.

Sometimes I imagined myself creating a twitch channel about vainglory with the main focus on one of the in-game character.
I would wear an outfit of the character and be playing live.

I didn't want to delete the acccounts. I wanted to sell them or keep them in case I opened a twitch channel.
After much willpower I finally contacted support and asked for account deletion.
 

 

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Sometimes I think that if I could make money of the game I am addicted to, it would't be an addiction but a job. 

When I go to the gym I walk, it takes me 10 minutes. I always think about gaming in that time.

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Welcome Daniel! It takes a lot of courage to share like this.

The difference between addiction and a job is that addiction doesn't just mean you spend all of your time on it, it also means that you "can't" stop or that it's also having negative consequences in other areas of your life.

So if that's the case as it seems you've suggested, the detox is the right move.

For streams and such, blocking them will help, but you also want to identify why it is that you're drawn to them. This video can help a bit on that.

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Hello, Cam.

I watched the video and I will be answering the following questions

Why are you quitting gaming? , what's your goal?

What are your new passive activities?

Who are your new role models?

In the meantime I am getting out of the house to get a haircut and buy some meds

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I thought I wouldn't be able to delete my accounts. But I did.
I used K-9 to block Twitch and Lichess. K-9 setting are at minimal.

Why are you quitting gaming?
The reason I am quitting gaming is to focus on my health, finances, education, and relationship.

How will you replace watching gaming streams?
I have two websites which will be my new hobbies.
Reading books from the public library (I will walk there which is a plus)
Listening to Podcasts.

How will you replace your old role models?
I will be following:
Tynan
Jujimufu
Victor Pride
GameQuitters Videos

The next step is my phone. It's an old Iphone 4, however I am gonna put K9 on it to avoid watching streams or pornography.

 

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You're making the right decision.

 

"The reason people arent successful in life is not due to a lack of work ethic, talent or opportunity. It's due to people being too comfortable in their mediocre lives"

 

Games make sitting in your room alone fun. How ridiculous is that!!! We should be out exploring and experiencing the world and growing technically and spirituality. Not rotting away in our rooms. 

 

Nobody ever regretted quitting games.

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Day 2

Today while walking to the gym I thought about gaming. I also thought about becoming a twitch streamer.

During my haircut I saw two kids playing Call of Duty. A third one wasn't interested in gaming, only wanted his haircut.

After I got a haircut and walked back home I thought about the equivalent of  the Metabolic syndrome but with videogames.

It would be Masturbation Videogames and Pornography. MVP. Funny

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Factory reset on my phone was a success. Installed K9 on it. Also instaled  Habitica, Spotify and Blackboard. I will about installing Youtube with heavy censorship (to avoid watching those "Bikini Fitness Model Workout" videos

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Since I can remember I was good playing videogames. I was very competitive in multiplayer games. I enjoyed cooperative games but there were few. The Esports boom makes me imagine I could get in there. I guess thats the goal of the Esports. To make believe the average person that you can simply pick a game and become a superstar.

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Since I can remember I was good playing videogames. I was very competitive in multiplayer games. I enjoyed cooperative games but there were few. The Esports boom makes me imagine I could get in there. I guess thats the goal of the Esports. To make believe the average person that you can simply pick a game and become a superstar.

It's harder to make it pro in esports than it is to make it pro in any other major sports league like the NHL, NFL, NBA or MLB. More on that in this video.

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Thanks Cam, I will check the video tomorrow.

From now on I will make one post per day on this journal, and editing the post to put random thoughts on it.

You get punished in-game if you quit the game. You get rewarded in real life if you quit the game.

 

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Why are you quitting gaming?
The reason I am quitting gaming is to focus on my health, finances, education, and relationship.

How will you replace watching gaming streams?
I have two websites which will be my new hobbies.
Reading books from the public library (I will walk there which is a plus)
Listening to Podcasts.

How will you replace your old role models?
I will be following:
Tynan
Jujimufu
Victor Pride
GameQuitters Videos

The next step is my phone. It's an old Iphone 4, however I am gonna put K9 on it to avoid watching streams or pornography.

 

Good job on your resolution. Stay strong. 

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Day 3

Watched Cam's video about E-Sports. When you have a dream you follow the right steps to achieve your dream.
If you don't, it probably wasn't your dream you just "kind of want it".

The purpose of man is to perfect oneself and the universe. How does videogames help achieve perfection?
 

Thoughts of the day:

Busy hands are happy hands.

Leisure is the mother of all vices.

Before my detox, when I played Vainglory, after going to the gym, I would come back home and play a couple of games, before taking a shower.

Read "You Are The Result Of Yourself" by Pablo Neruda. I am thinking of memorizing it.

 


 

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Day 4

Last night I created a thread to find a an accountability partner. Yesterday my girlfriend noticed me a little bit more animated.

I´ve noticed the importance of having a morning routine (to help you get out of bed) and a night routine (to help you get in bed).

I have been using plenty of reminders and alarms to get things done. I been using Habitica app as well.

Today I dreamt of being in church and wanting to leave so I could play videogames. This happened a lot in real life about 6 months ago.

"Whoever loves videogames never has enough;
    whoever loves gaming is never satisfied with their time playing it"

 

I have a problem. I need to get Internet Explorer a filter as well. My willpower is still strong so I need to fix it while I can. K-9 didn´t detect this fishy website with a couple of mini nude pictures. Strange.

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Day 4

Last night I created a thread to find a an accountability partner. Yesterday my girlfriend noticed me a little bit more animated.

I´ve noticed the importance of having a morning routine (to help you get out of bed) and a night routine (to help you get in bed).

I have been using plenty of reminders and alarms to get things done. I been using Habitica app as well.

you're taking the right action and that will lead to incredible results. Great work, Daniel!

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Day 5

Watched Cam's video about videogame music.

Today I had a wet dream. It has been a long time since I had one. My cousin talks to me about Pokemon Go and we end up talking about old Pokemon games, like game boy, and n64. PokemonGo would be interesting if I was 12 years old. But I am not. I guess it's just a trend people are following. When he asked me to play I told him had enough problems while I played Vainglory.

I still think about Vainglory usually about an in-game character.

During the morning I studied about mayan and aztec civilization, it reminded me of the time I used to play Age of Empires.

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