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90 Days Detox

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Day #0

My name is Daniel and I have a problem. Tomorrow morning I will start my first day of detox. I have tried the Detox before, only lasted about 60 days.

Things to do:

Get rid of gaming accounts
Set up K-9 and StayFocusd
Get a workout routine
Get a morning routine, for waking up.and and night routine for sleeping
Consider the option of taking meds

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Having a journal will help out in all of those areas, as you can sit and reflect on your words and writing. More often than not it will give you the answers you are looking for.

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. 
K-9 is a free internet filter and parental control software. It has several options lacking on Stayfocusd. When I stop gaming I procastinate a lot on my laptop. That´s why I need the internet filters.
Once I set them both, they are very effective tools.

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Welcome back Daniel! I also procrastinate a lot, I use SF + Cold Turkey, I heard good things about K9 but I'm not sure yet, can you please report back with your experience using it?

You can do this man!

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Day #0

Total disaster, felt anxious all day. I binged on a half season of a show and gamed about 1 hour. Woke up later than usual, breakfast was terrible, skipped workout and during the evening I had a beer and a smoke. 
I remember Something similar happened during my first detox, as in failing to start the first days. I feel a bit afraid and anxious.

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Just keep posting on your journal every day, even if you relapse. The very act of posting is a signal of your intention to change yourself. And it's a victory of sorts!

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Day #1

Setting up the web filters.

I feel like my mind is desperately craving for hyper stimulating activities. 
My plan is to keep my eating habits steady, get a workout and get out of the house, probably the public library.

The diet was decent, skipped the workout an failed to go to the library, however I went to a bar to finish reading a book.
Still free of gaming so it was a good day.

Ok! It´s finally time to sleep! The nuclear option came handy. How about a nuclear option for 2160 hours?

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@Vlad I need to lose some weight, about 5kg, and I need to get my journals in order so I can write a book.I also have some web domains on hold.

@Mettermrck Yep, there are about 4 public libraries in my town, the best one is usually empty. I actually want to create a public speaking group there and they seemed interested.

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Day #2

Here we go! I will update this post at the evening, hopefully with positive results.

All good except for the porn. Gonna start a NoFap challenge journal on another forum.
Today I went to play some chess over the board. It was ok. Had  a beer and a smoke, might go for another.

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@Vlad I need to lose some weight, about 5kg, and I need to get my journals in order so I can write a book.I also have some web domains on hold.

@Mettermrck Yep, there are about 4 public libraries in my town, the best one is usually empty. I actually want to create a public speaking group there and they seemed interested.

5 kgs is very manageable. Please keep us posted

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Day #4

Usually at this time I would be gaming. Earlier today I also remembered some other game I used to play a lot but can't recall which one. Remembered a post someone did about being addicted to several videogames.

I was doing a small job in the morning. Went out of the house to give my g/f her dental retainer. When I came back I felt shift on my energy and focus. The little job was over and started to crave videogames  and streams.

The craving is persisting during idle time or free time. Thumbs up to Stafocusd for not allowing me to visit the videogame I used to play! I tried to visit the website.

Before I started my detox I spent my time gaming and drinking beer. Some porn in between.

Edited by Daniel

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Perhaps it's better that you don't recall it at all) I wonder about public libraries in Mexico. I used libraries in Moscow on few occasions to collect material for study articles or diploma work. I usually had troubles finding what I was looking for. Do you use libraries to study or just like the atmosphere?

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@HappyCat: My thoughts exactly, I stopped trying to recall, not the best idea really.

I love the atmosphere in the library. Free entry, a/c, wifi, clean bathrooms, water, comfortable seats and tables, usually empty and in silence. It's below a theater, a museum a bookstore and coffeeshop. Behind there's a cultural space for classes of music and ballet. It's in the middle of a green area that is usually taken care off. It's close to a lagoon and and infront of center of conventions and concerts. I will take a bunch of pictures to post them here.

To the library I mostly go grab books because they lend them, that way I don't buy books often. 

I'm craving videogames. Small crave thou

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Day #5

I'm waking up earlier and going to sleep earlier, that's good. I feel I can really accomplish much during the day. It's a big frustating doing favors for others. I felt it makes me lost tempo.

I have thought of gaming but it's fine, however I need to review my filters and see that everything is order.

I been having the "just a quick one" craving.

Internet chess and streaming is becoming a problem and a timesink. Will adress it with the filters and nuclear options of Stayfocusd.

I have been smoking often but today I finished my pack of cigarretes. So as long as I don't buy anymore I shall be ok.

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