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Clean for a month!


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Hey game quitters,

A month ago I was filled with anxiety, desperately wasting my days, and I said in my introduction story:
"I have realized that my relationship with gaming always was and will remain unhealthy. When I game I successfully ignore everything around me. I flee into gaming. I see that I would ruin everything if I continue to game. I would likely kill myself down the line if I continued to game. So I had to stop and I will never return to it. Now I've seen how easily I turn from casual to hardcore gaming - it is way beyond my control."

Luckily, It's been over 30 days since I stopped playing video games and almost that much since I quit watching porn. It went really successfully! I came here to express some self-pride in my baby steps towards a better life, as well as share my experience with you, maybe you will find it relatable or even inspirational.

I didn't watch any streams or gaming related content, and I can say that craves for gaming have stopped, hopefully for good. I intend to never play games again.

I had my ups and downs, naturally. But every few days I could easily see I was making progress. I didn't just had to stop gaming, I had to slowly put my life in order, and I am so glad to say that I am proud of what I was able to do in that month, here's a short list:

  1. I was able to reconnect with friends that I've been ignoring and apologize for my absence
  2. I've done a lot of work in and around the house, earning my father's respect
  3. Finally been able to sustain daily meditation practice, I do mantra meditation at least half an hour a day
  4. Every few days I would watch a classic movie from my IMDB list, and listen to new exciting music. Not binging, just enjoying art as a stimulant for life in moderation.
  5. Started studying for exams (this is a recent development, I didn't push myself to study for first 3 weeks, I knew I wouldn't be able to)
  6. Started working out hard again, hitting the gym around 4 times a week since corona measures loosened (I am from eastern Europe)
  7. Started to schedule my daily activities more effectively

My mood, self-confidence, and positive emotions are almost as high as they have ever been, while anxiety and negative emotions are under control. I don't have much else to say except I hope I continue with this path I am on. If I do,and I intend to, I am looking forwards to my new accomplishments. This is my daily journal if you wish to accompany me on this ride.

Best of luck to you guys and girls, 
with love, gargamel

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