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Day 61

Been reading up on how to start an online business, save money, business ideas, ect. Having a lot of trouble with analysis

 

I feel pretty terrible right now. the past few days have been filled with very high highs and very low lows. But throughout it all I have not had any irresistible craving for games. I want to play games but it's optional.  I don't have to play them. I'm pretty proud of myself for that.

 

Today make 45 days of no games.

 

I just came to a realization. Dealing with life long depression is a lot of work. But I've been battling my faniacal problems. I'm still programming and I have not relapsed into gaming again. I've really been beating myself up for doing a good job. That's something I need to look out for.

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45 days is impressive, keep it up.  It seems like you are doing a good job of tracking your time, which helps inform your decisions.  That is the essence of improvement.  Are you keeping track of what you are grateful for anywhere? 

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Day 62

Had unsually strong urge to game triggered by youtube. But not nearly as bad as it was in the past. I'm doing a better job of monitoring youtube time.

 

 

 

45 days is impressive, keep it up.  It seems like you are doing a good job of tracking your time, which helps inform your decisions.  That is the essence of improvement.  Are you keeping track of what you are grateful for anywhere? 

 

I have not. This may not be a bad idea.

Day 65

 

Been doing a LOT of study on forming an online business, and I took a few, shaky, baby steps. I noticed that my depression has dropped of tremendously.

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Day 67

Did a lot more research and I'm very close to coming up with a solid business plan. I'm feeling pretty proud.

I realized that I may not be able to go back into gaming, even in moderation, since this would take critical time away from the business.

 

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Day 71

One of the things I've been agonizing over for the past 6 months was my decision to quit my job. I'm trying to get my startup out of the mud now.

I just found out that the company I used to work for has just been bought out, and I would have lost my job in the merger.

I kind of knew, ok I was absolutely positive, that this would happen soon. We had a layoff, followed by constant threats of layoffs, and the heads of the company kept making outrageous price cutting demands. 

I feel a lot better about quitting. It led me to realize that I needed to quit gaming. And it made me realize the importance of having control over my income.  

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Day 73

I made took the first steps in getting my online business going. I have never been so proud of myself in my life. 

I feel like the lessons I learned from quitting games and my long term depression has thought me valuable lessons that have put me on the path I'm on.

57 Days no games

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Day 77

Have been working full steam on the business. I saw a  farming game that I would have been interested in, in the past, but it seems like the game is a huge waste of time now.

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My new business made it's first 2 sales today. The dream is real. Quitting games has changed the way I look at the world.

76 Days no games

Congrats!!

Make that 3 sales!

Day 78

Went and visited people at old job. The company got bought out and they all expect to be fired in a few months. Ouch. I really dodged a bullet by leaving. A old friend of mine asked me what game I was playing. I lied and told him I was playing a game that came out over a year ago. I think he was skeptical. Had a long talk with my mother about the way things are going and our ongoing family struggles. She is fully supportive of my endeavor. She also asked about the games and I told her that I'm taking a break from gaming to work on business. Someday I will tell her the whole story about the addiction part but for now I don't want her to worry.

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