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Hi guys, I've quitted video games for about a year now and my life has changed forever, I owe it all to the people I met and interacted with, in real life and on the internet: INCLUDING Cam. For this post, I'll first recap on the rough important events that has happened to me in 2016. The progression from where I was before to now is gradual but I'd like to prove it to you that if you put in the work, you can achieve it! After this post, will be posting some traditional journaling on the format Cam has layed out.

(2016)

January

Went out with a girl, she even invited me out. SOMEHOW got myself rejected. One week later had food poisoning and was hospitalized. Recovered and spend the whole day DOING NOTHING, thought wow my life sucks. Found Cam and Game Quitters and uninstalled every single game I had that day.

February

Picked up my first self help book: "How to win friends and influence people" and applied to many part time jobs until I got my first part time job. Since then I've read and applied nearly 30 self help books that year ALONE.

March

Applied and became an intern for a Youtube channel/media startup called: "Asian Boss" - you may know these guys, I've filmed and edited some of their videos:

 https://www.youtube.com/user/askasianboss

Learnt A LOT from them - huge mentors in my life, in terms of Youtube, business and mindsets. Started helping them out for their shoots in Japan. Key influence in influencing me to start Youtube.

April

Was invited to a 'special group camp'. Knew barely anyone in the event, decided I was going to chat up with whoever I felt like it. Became friends with this quiet girl and played guitar with her. She asked for my contact info and then asked me to play a session with her. She recorded the session, next week my phone blew up and it turns out she's in the biggest idol group in Japan LOL totally mind blown. You can see the video here (that's me):

https://twitter.com/take_miyu112/status/728411569328029697

https://twitter.com/take_miyu112/status/730955414137769984

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFD-_fIECsz/?taken-by=miyusanno.official

May

Decided to start my own Youtube channel, recorded my first video and put it on - I sucked like shit and got like 5 views on my first video: 

https://www.youtube.com/c/simplyjeet

June

Decided I was going to start my own university club, partnered with my friend and gathered the starting members. I have never been in a position of leadership EVER, I just decided one day that I would like to do it and went for it.

July

First time visiting Youtube Space Tokyo, got invited to an event through connections with Asian Boss. Usually you would need 1k/10k subs to get into the space, but got in through connections. First time meeting Kei, was really nervous at first. Also met a lot of big named and interesting Youtubers.

September

Returned home (I'm living abroad in Japan) and met with a lot of high school friends and childhood friends. I played games with them on the occasion that we went out, first time I touched gaming after quitting. It felt very different, I didn't get the same dopamine rush before but it was fun to catch up with friends once in a while. Once the trip ended, I uninstalled all the games I installed again.

October

Due to circumstances, I decided to leave the club I created with my friend. There were a lot of internal conflicts going on and I decided that it was best for me to leave. I learnt a lot from the whole experience of creating and running a cub though.

November

My channel hit 100 subs! Was really slow, but better slow than never. I also discovered another Youtube channel which I learnt A LOT from called Actualized.org, he does personal development:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ActualizedOrg

December

Was invited to visit Youtube space Tokyo again, for a workshop event, got into the VIP room and had the opportunity to meet and befriend these two pretty-big named Youtubers.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo3JwE3HezUWFdVcehQk9Q

https://www.youtube.com/user/BILLbilly01

The real important lesson I've taken through this event from the presentors: "Asian Boss" "Ray Du English" and "Billbilly" was that to succeed in Youtube (or life) was not about what you have or don't have but about persistence and making do of the resources of what you have to make your dream come true. That inspired me.

January 2017

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2/9/2017

What I'm grateful for today:

Grateful that I'm alive

Grateful that I've met the right people along my journey

Grateful that I can still walk

What did I do today?

I started my day waking up LATE: 3PM. Deciding to make the best use of my day I still achieved my goal of recording and uploading a video to Youtube for my channel and I did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbdR32skNqg

Exercise

Light walking

Meditation

20 minutes

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Yeap, I have a TERRIBLE habit of waking up late, probably from those years of late night gaming till morning - I've tried all year to solve it and failed miserably many times. The funny thing was that quitting gaming didn't change my habit, so I'm still working on finding a way to solve it. If there are any suggestions and resources I can use, would love to hear it! Do you wake up early?

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Yeap, I have a TERRIBLE habit of waking up late, probably from those years of late night gaming till morning - I've tried all year to solve it and failed miserably many times. The funny thing was that quitting gaming didn't change my habit, so I'm still working on finding a way to solve it. If there are any suggestions and resources I can use, would love to hear it! Do you wake up early?

Oh well, quitting games is not everything. That's one thing.

Building up habits is another.

I wake up early (5-8 a.m. depends on what I need to do each day) and thanks to that I feel more productive)

I can guide you through the way to build up this awesome habit.

Are you ready for this? :)

 

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Yeap, I have a TERRIBLE habit of waking up late, probably from those years of late night gaming till morning - I've tried all year to solve it and failed miserably many times. The funny thing was that quitting gaming didn't change my habit, so I'm still working on finding a way to solve it. If there are any suggestions and resources I can use, would love to hear it! Do you wake up early?

Oh well, quitting games is not everything. That's one thing.

Building up habits is another.

I wake up early (5-8 a.m. depends on what I need to do each day) and thanks to that I feel more productive)

I can guide you through the way to build up this awesome habit.

Are you ready for this? :)

 

Yeap, lemme go ahead and PM you

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Yeap, I have a TERRIBLE habit of waking up late, probably from those years of late night gaming till morning - I've tried all year to solve it and failed miserably many times. The funny thing was that quitting gaming didn't change my habit, so I'm still working on finding a way to solve it. If there are any suggestions and resources I can use, would love to hear it! Do you wake up early?

Oh well, quitting games is not everything. That's one thing.

Building up habits is another.

I wake up early (5-8 a.m. depends on what I need to do each day) and thanks to that I feel more productive)

I can guide you through the way to build up this awesome habit.

Are you ready for this? :)

 

Yeap, lemme go ahead and PM you

Allright, let's start with level one here:

  • What benefits will it give to you?
  • What benefits will it give to others?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for you?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for others?

Answer to these questions and give each argument power on scale (1-5). When you do this, I'll tell you if you're ready to go further :)

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Hey! Great way to start your journal is to sum up and recap your previous year of success! :)

That's the great example of how you can quit playing video games. With @Cam Adair of course.

Is it your habit to wake up so late? If so, I encourage you to work on it!

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Yeap, I have a TERRIBLE habit of waking up late, probably from those years of late night gaming till morning - I've tried all year to solve it and failed miserably many times. The funny thing was that quitting gaming didn't change my habit, so I'm still working on finding a way to solve it. If there are any suggestions and resources I can use, would love to hear it! Do you wake up early?

Oh well, quitting games is not everything. That's one thing.

Building up habits is another.

I wake up early (5-8 a.m. depends on what I need to do each day) and thanks to that I feel more productive)

I can guide you through the way to build up this awesome habit.

Are you ready for this? :)

 

Yeap, lemme go ahead and PM you

Allright, let's start with level one here:

  • What benefits will it give to you?
  • What benefits will it give to others?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for you?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for others?

Answer to these questions and give each argument power on scale (1-5). When you do this, I'll tell you if you're ready to go further :)

  • What benefits will it give to you? 
  • What benefits will it give to others?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for you?
  • What are the negative sides of waking up early for others?

 

What are the benefits it will give you?

More energy, A LOT clearer focus on my academics, my vision. Will become healthier. Will have improved social interactions due to better focus. A LOT more time to do things.

What benefits will it give to others?

Others will be energised due to my energy being high. My work will be able to provide more value to others. I will be a more calmer, relaxed state which allows others to do so.

What are the negative side effects of NOT waking up early for you?

My health will suffer. I will always have to rush to school/work and sometimes be late. I won't be able to do as much work for my vision. My concentration will never be at peak performance. I will have to deal with many 'wasted' days

What are the negative side effects of NOT waking up early for others

I will sometimes be late, which may annoy others. My performance in school and work may disappoint other people. I will not be able to meet people I usually can meet if I wake up early. 

I'm sure there's more, but that's what I can think of from the top of my head :D

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Hell yea, that's a deep analysis.

I recommend to rewrite this and keep it in a visible place for you. This way you'll be more able to make an aware decision and start waking up early.

Ready for the next step? :)

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Very interesting, great job, very structured writing.

About changing sleeping habits:  I work swing shifts so I'm accustomed to changing my schedule drastically.  I've found the key is GOOD SLEEP, no matter if you're sleeping in the middle of the day [very often me] or sleeping at night.  In order to sleep well, you need to avoid distractions.  Get a sound machine, a cheap one bought in the baby section at Walmart is all you need.  It also needs to be dark, as dark as possible.  Lastly, you'll sleep better if your room is cool.

Follow those three things and you won't have to worry about waking up early, your body will do it for you.  It may be you need a few days of sleeping twelve hours, your body knows what sleep it needs.  Once you discover healthy sleeping habits, your body will wake itself up after seven to nine hours of sleep.

Best of luck.  When all else fails, and only once in awhile, I take a Tylenol PM just before bed.  Caution:  if you don't get at least eight hours of sleep after taking a sleeping aid, you'll wake up feeling worse.

Oh yea, Coffee, lots and lots of coffee, and none of that decaf garbage.  Decaf is only useful for throwing at chipper morning people.

d1rty

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