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Yzal

It's time to let it go

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Hi, 

I start to play video game from age 12, at that time game just additional entertainment just play it 2 or 3 times a week, but start age 15 I went deeper in this world, I play it about 6 to 9 hour per day. My character started to change, from funny little boy to frown boy. My parents always advice me, but I don't take it seriously.

  I spend my highschool play free time plays video game rather than make friends, discover new hobby, get great score in academic and improve other skills. So, time flies very fast, when I realised it, I already entered the college, never thought I able to pass it.

  Huh, in college with the freedom i got from stayed away from my parents, my gaming habit enter the chronic stage. I start to play online game until midnight, sometime I don't even get a sleep at night because want to achieve the virtual rank that doesn't have value, just to show off between all my gamer friends that I better than them.

  Now, I wake up age 24, I not achieve to much in my life that what I am planning to achieve. Which are I plan in my 20 I able to become polyglot, able to speak Japanese, Arabic and Mandarin. Also, I wanted to travel to many countries, discover the uniqueness in each country and more importantly to have good memories to reminiscent rather than the memory of playing in a virtual world where nobody will interested when I share with them.

   Now, it's time to let it go, even it hard, even I already tried it many times, such as I uninstalled the game in the morning but in evening I can't overcome my craving to video game and end up installing it back, what such miserable loop I trapped in (T _ T). I want to free and break this loop forever.

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Hi Yzal,

You searched up quitting gaming, you joined this forum, you post the introduction. A great start you did to yourself. 

I used to game all night, sometimes all day, without eating food, because eating waste my time. I am now in my 50th day without games. Tell you what, I fking love the life I am doing right now. 

What I found the most helpful thing when quitting game is to replace it with your dream. It’s not easy to look into literally achieving the dream. Everything seems working against you and you want to retreat. That’s natural when starting from 0. Take small but firm steps, allow yourself to breathe, to laugh, to cry, then stand up and fight again. When you are working towards achieving your dream, it does wonders for fighting the urge to game. I know because it’s not hard for me to do 50 days straight. My life is just too full to give room to gaming.

Traveling seems like a great dream to have, especially for fighting the urge to game. You will have social interactions, you will face difficulties and you will have good memories. Good luck

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Hi Bgk,

I just start first step, which is remove the game account, so I will not come back to it again. When I deleted my online account, I felt very painful because all my effort for several years put in it to develop the hero in this game, when I will see it for last time, my body was shaking. After I remove the account it felt like some part of me disappear. But, I still need to accept it because it was a part of small sacrifice needed to open up bigger possibility door for success in future. Lastly, good bye my gamer self, it was such good time but I need to move on.

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21 minutes ago, Yzal said:

I felt very painful because all my effort for several years put in it to develop the hero in this game

i know the feelings bro , i was addicted to league of legends i spent a huge amount of money and time on this game , and lately after i masterd my favorite champion it was even harder to quit. but thank god i can say now i quit , it's not for a long time but i know i don't want to back in gaming world.

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I know what you are talking about. I once beat 99.3% players in my game. I spent a big amount of time, effort and my life in getting better in that game. Deleting it feels like deleting part of myself, but is that really so?

To keep doing one thing for several years shows dedication. To delete the game now shows determination. They are essential qualities to succeed in the real world. Maybe the game was deleted but your qualities behind playing games can be carried into the real world, and people really value those qualities.

 

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