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When I play games/relapse I ,in the end, don't find them that fun.But when I'm on a no gaming streak and think about video games they seem like the most fun thing to do in the whole world (and that's usually what makes me relapse).What's up with that ? 

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probably your brain's craving to go back to your old habits. Humans as a species don't like change, but with a bit of time your brain will adapt. Until then you need to push through it - something that helps is to keep you occupied or out of situations where you'd usually turn to playing videogames (like sitting in your room alone).
My solution for this problem was trying out all sorts of new activities, no matter how "weird" they were - playing a music instrument, sports, martial arts, drawing, playing "The Floor Is Lava" --> totally advise you to try that one ^^

Some other people started meditation and claim it helped - so totally worth a try too.

And about not having fun while playing --> remind yourself of this before turning on the computer/console

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I think I had kinda the same problem. Games are no longer fun, but they are addictive. Just stay strong and it will get easier over time. (maybe in two weeks) 

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On 14/06/2018 at 5:57 PM, Philipp said:

probably your brain's craving to go back to your old habits. Humans as a species don't like change, but with a bit of time your brain will adapt. Until then you need to push through it - something that helps is to keep you occupied or out of situations where you'd usually turn to playing videogames (like sitting in your room alone).
My solution for this problem was trying out all sorts of new activities, no matter how "weird" they were - playing a music instrument, sports, martial arts, drawing, playing "The Floor Is Lava" --> totally advise you to try that one ^^

Some other people started meditation and claim it helped - so totally worth a try too.

And about not having fun while playing --> remind yourself of this before turning on the computer/console

Thanks for your answer @Philipp ! That whole brain thing is totally true ! In fact, I experienced the same thing when I was addicted to porn.In the end, all addictions work in the same way, it's about brain and dopamine.I already play the guitar and I meditate everday so I guess I'll try that oldshcool Floor Is Lava !

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On 15/06/2018 at 8:54 AM, Cindpline said:

I think I had kinda the same problem. Games are no longer fun, but they are addictive. Just stay strong and it will get easier over time. (maybe in two weeks) 

Maybe that's because we're not addicted to something but to the dopamine that something triggers in our brain.It will get easier hopefully ! Thanks for your support man !

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