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I'm 22 years old and I hope to abstain from video games for the upcoming 90 days and beyond. I've been playing since a young age and video games have been a major part of my life, which is a problem because I have lost interest in playing games in the past. Still, I end up relapsing and getting back into playing games with the idea that I can either get into streaming or that I can live with playing video games competitively (Overwatch, CSGO). These ideas have failed to become reality, and now I am stuck in this relapse loop where it feels like I am going no where with myself. So far, video games have derailed me from finishing school and it has kept me from socializing with people. I hope to make up for that now by finding new activities to engage in, and potentially get myself back into school to earn my degree. Many times I have attempted to stop playing games, but so far it feels like I don't have any control over myself. With that said, I hope to make up for myself, learn new things, and feel better about myself in the process. This won't be easy, but I will do my best to stay on track with quitting video games, along with avoiding getting myself sucked into other bad habits such as smoking or drinking.

I will keep in touch during this journey.

Thank you

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Welcome here mate. I had the same thoughts with LoL thinking that I could earn money while playing. But that would mean: play 24/7 not because u want to earn money, simply because u have to play so much otherwise you will not keep up with other high elo players. And is this really what you want to do? Never going outside, just playing games? Sad life imo, and so I said no. I am glad that you do that too.

I wish you the best mate, looking forward to your journal.

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