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Your comment makes me something to think about. I do have a cousin that wants me to play Rick and Morty videogame. I keep declining. I doubt I would play it even if I wasn't on detox.

When I was very young I was a very social gamer (I would game with real life friends) but as I grew older I became a lone gamer, MMORPG, Strategy Games, MOBAS. Always trying to achieve power by myself and only working together for greater benefit.

Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames. I do believe that some videogames can be valuable for their interesting plot and helping developing our imagination. Games like Zelda: Majora's Mask, I don't regret a single minute of gameplay. The thing is this videogame has a very low replay value and I played it when I was a child.

Other games like MMORPG or MOBAS, I wish I never had known about them. MMORPG helped me develop a bond with real life friends when I was a teenager, developed my imagination a bit, but I would say definitly not worth it. MOBAS are pure chaos, they are like the pornography of videogames, the worst.

A couple of years ago I read about a game that would make me feel like Zelda MM, it's called Child of Light. The thing is I'm not a child anymore and I actually thought it would be better if I get those kind of videogames as a gift for my young cousins or nieces. I just don't feel compelled for those videogame adventures, I rather fix and improve my life, stop daydreaming and actually achieve my goals.

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Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames.

You're doing all the right things, Daniel. Your feelings are justified. Just put into perspective that people who drink or do drugs together feel the same temporary sense of camaraderie that those guys on streams have.

On the other hand, the bonds that you form doing something productive are harder to create, but they are way more transferable into other activities, as productive people to enjoy and be good at multiple activities in life. So, don't envy the "neigbor's grass that seems greener" to an outsider, you're going in the right direction.

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Day #13

My sleep schedule has become super solid always sleeping from 10:00pm to 6:00am,

Haven't really had urges to play any videogames. I rarely think about them unless I am writting about it in the forum. Won't use as an excuse to stop writting. I will keep checking the forum at least twice a day.

Yesterday I included youtube in Stayfocusd filter. Too much time going in that site. How many times do I have to rewatch an old movie scene, before I realize the amount of time I am wasting?


A teacher once told me "rememeber why are you here" I'm in this forum so I can stop playing videogames.

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Great job, Daniel! I've often felt that one of the downsides of Google and YouTube is that I can indulge every thought of curiosity and nostalgia. Every little question that pops in my head can be addressed and answered, taking up another 5-10 minutes of time.

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WARNING: TRIGGER ALERT (VIDEOGAME TITLES MENTIONED)

Your comment makes me something to think about. I do have a cousin that wants me to play Rick and Morty videogame. I keep declining. I doubt I would play it even if I wasn't on detox.

When I was very young I was a very social gamer (I would game with real life friends) but as I grew older I became a lone gamer, MMORPG, Strategy Games, MOBAS. Always trying to achieve power by myself and only working together for greater benefit.

Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames. I do believe that some videogames can be valuable for their interesting plot and helping developing our imagination. Games like Zelda: Majora's Mask, I don't regret a single minute of gameplay. The thing is this videogame has a very low replay value and I played it when I was a child.

Other games like MMORPG or MOBAS, I wish I never had known about them. MMORPG helped me develop a bond with real life friends when I was a teenager, developed my imagination a bit, but I would say definitly not worth it. MOBAS are pure chaos, they are like the pornography of videogames, the worst.

A couple of years ago I read about a game that would make me feel like Zelda MM, it's called Child of Light. The thing is I'm not a child anymore and I actually thought it would be better if I get those kind of videogames as a gift for my young cousins or nieces. I just don't feel compelled for those videogame adventures, I rather fix and improve my life, stop daydreaming and actually achieve my goals.

That's right, Daniel, games are nothing but the developers way of saying, 'i don't care how you play me, as long as you tell people you like this game, your just as dedicated to spend money gambling your life over reasoning'. And that's how you get sucked in IMO.

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Great job, Daniel! I've often felt that one of the downsides of Google and YouTube is that I can indulge every thought of curiosity and nostalgia. Every little question that pops in my head can be addressed and answered, taking up another 5-10 minutes of time.

Very similar to what happens to me. 

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It seems I missed posting on day #14, anyways, from now on I will be journaling during the evening, about 2 hours before going to sleep.

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Day #14

Missed journaling this day. At the moment I am journaling here, at NoFap and writting in a notebook. This reminds me I replaced the sheets of my old leather diary,
I will post pics of it. Also on day 13 I went to the beach and got some pics, will post them soon. It reminded me a bit of those videos Cam's makes of exploring cool places. There's something I have wanted to do and that's camping, probably with a friend. I have also heard about going camping with nothing but a knife but that's a bit extreme.

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Day #15

I have been spending a ridiculous ammount of time on Spotify curating my playlists and listening to more songs to get on my playlists. This will be dealt with. This could be a hobby as playlist curator or even as a DJ. However as any healthy hobby a limited ammount of time must be imposed.

In the morning after my workout while walking back home I was trying to remember some game I used to play when I was a kid. I couldn't remember. In the evening I remembered one of my favorite players of the MOBA I used to play. I was thinking how much I enjoy spotify and that I should change my username to "iLoveSpotify" (similar to that player name). And remembered a few mins, the time I used to play, while it seemed like I had a lot of fun at the time I must remember all the wasted time I allowed the game to take over. Also remembered that I used to want to write a guide after "quitting" as a way to say good bye. I never did. The sites are blocked So I won't write anything.

Do I feel fine? Yes indeed, I have no need for videogames, but I still remember them. 

I am really loving my night ritual. I soak my feet in apple vinegar, put some of my favorite music on spotify and start journaling away.

After about 30 min. and/or after I am done journaling, I brush my teeth and get to bed. I write whatever pending needs to get done tomorrow. If I am still not too sleepy (which I usually am, I read a few pages of Seneca or Marco Aurelius.

G'night.

-edit Wanted to mention that the player I used to admire started with a great career in the moba but later messed up a lot and eventually quitted the game (apparently).

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Day #15

I am really loving my night ritual. I soak my feet in apple vinegar, put some of my favorite music on spotify and start journaling away.

If I am still not too sleepy (which I usually am, I read a few pages of Seneca or Marco Aurelius.

Good job!

What's with apple vinegar btw?

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Day #15

I am really loving my night ritual. I soak my feet in apple vinegar, put some of my favorite music on spotify and start journaling away.

If I am still not too sleepy (which I usually am, I read a few pages of Seneca or Marco Aurelius.

Good job!

What's with apple vinegar btw?

Where I live the weather is hot and humid, so my personal preference for shoes are sandals. If I am careless with my feet, after a few weeks some of my toenails get mold. So far the best method for cleaning my feet is with apple vinegar, I truly recommend it, don't dilute it and soak your feet for 30 min.

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Day #16

I feel I procrastinate but I am slowly improving it. I am now keeping my laptop in my case when I am not using it, so now is now always on the desk ready for mindless browsing. I feel youtube is the new TV as in the new stupid box. I understand there's a lot to be gain from youtube (like TED talks) but for now, for me is more dangerous than beneficial.

I thought a bit of videogames when I was sitting at the garden furniture. In that place I used to binge playing until 2 am everytime I could. I thnk to myself what a waste. While many people sleep at 2am chasing their dreams or building something amazing, here I was pretending to be a character of a  videogame in a MOBA. I am not any different from an alcoholic or hard-drug addict.

Pictures of my old journal with brand new pages. It's like it's asking me to write something magical on it. A life worth living.

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I know this feeling. It always comes in retrospective. I had to quit musical college because I didn't have time for it. I could have made an opportunity for myself before I graduated the universiry, but I was scared of trying and mostly spent my time at home. 

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Day #17

I know this feeling. It always comes in retrospective. I had to quit musical college because I didn't have time for it. I could have made an opportunity for myself before I graduated the universiry, but I was scared of trying and mostly spent my time at home. 

This is something I want to get rid of. The fear of trying something new or risky. Life is too short to not do what we really want, or the best we can be, or worst to live looking back in regret.

I really need to sleep so I will keep this short. The more I stay away from videogames the more I want to improve my life. I feel like a fog of my mind is vanishing. 

 

 

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Adapted from another forum:

It is that simple. Stop gaming, transmute the energy to something else to change your life. Your current life sucks. That is what takes time for people to understand. You don't like your life that is why you escape. So use the Gamequitters energy to change what you don't like. 

 

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Day #17

I know this feeling. It always comes in retrospective. I had to quit musical college because I didn't have time for it. I could have made an opportunity for myself before I graduated the universiry, but I was scared of trying and mostly spent my time at home. 

This is something I want to get rid of. The fear of trying something new or risky. Life is too short to not do what we really want, or the best we can be, or worst to live looking back in regret.

I really need to sleep so I will keep this short. The more I stay away from videogames the more I want to improve my life. I feel like a fog of my mind is vanishing. 

 

 

Yep, it'll be all over soon, just keep on improving, Daniel, your mind just simply needs to remove the space occupied by gaming.

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Day #18

Added facebook to Stafocusd filter. Woot, woot. I'm thinking to get access to my videogames accounts and try to sell them, I could get about 5 or 10 bucks for them. That or deleting them.

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Day #19

Today has been okay. I reviewed the photo album of my old gaming phone. A lof of gaming pics, I may just delete the accounts instead. I feel more focused, but there's still a long list of things I need to do/change.

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