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Yesterday, I took down my set up, I put my monitors in the closet, and I put the PC there too. I put the laptop on the table and used it only for school stuff. I found myself laying in bed for 6 hours watching Twitch. I slept until 3 PM. That day, today, I took my monitors and PC upstairs and scheduled for a friend to take them away, I cleared out all my consoles, and I will give them away tomorrow. Today, now, 8:32 PM, I have begun the transition away from video games. I will likely lose friends, I hopefully get closer to family and get into a better place in life physically, mentally and emotionally. I am thrilled I found this community and I hope to change my life for the better. 

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Good job starting your journal - it will help a lot. Some friends will support you and others will not. The ones who support you are your true friends. You will also be able to make new friends through new activities like the gym, etc. Hang in there!

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Congrats on taking your first steps, welcome to the community! I can definitely relate to having to lock all of my equipment away in a cupboard, it was the only way I could keep away from them.

In terms of staying away from Twitch (if that's something you want to do), I'd recommend the StayFocusd extension. I put Twitch, Reddit and a few other sites on the block list, and hit the Nuclear Option for 10000000 minutes. It works pretty well for me, but everyone will be different so it's worth trying out just as an experiment.

You mentioned you want to get into a better place physically, mentally and emotionally. What does that look like to you? Do you have any goals you'd like to work towards? 

Wishing you all the best, and I hope you continue on this journey. Life's pretty great on the other side!

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