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JoeFish

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  1. JoeFish added a post in a topic Hey I'm new to this game quitters   

    Thanks for all the support from you guys! This community has been great!!
     
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  2. JoeFish added a post in a topic Hey I'm new to this game quitters   

    Thanks @camadair. You have literally been a lifesaver for me I can't thank you enough! Just keep doing what you doing, the world needs more people like you!  
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  3. JoeFish added a post in a topic Hey I'm new to this game quitters   

    Just a bit of a catch up of how the detox is going.
    I'm now 51 days into my detox and i cant even describe how much my life has changed. I no longer feel such compulsion towards gaming, previously there wouldn't be a minute go by without me thinking about gaming but now i can focus more on my school work and other hobbies. My school grades have gone up significantly which has improved my relationship with my parents, I have gained many new friends just from talking to new people which used to scare me a lot (I'm assuming game induced anxiety because i see no other reason for it going away) and finally decided to improve at my favourite sport - rock climbing. I used to hate going climbing and i only went once a week to please my parents enough that they would let me play video games but when i quit video games i it became ten times more fun. I used to hate it because it parted me from my time playing video games not because i didn't enjoy the sport. So, when i quit video games i re-found my love for climbing! I now go 4 times a week and i train at the gym for it another 2 times a week. I have joined the North-West UK climbing team which represent the North-West at national tournaments and i am going to audition for the UK national team next Saturday!! I feel like I've really found my calling in life and it all started when i quit video games.
    I want to thank everyone who has helped me on my journey and while i know my detox isn't over yet, I no longer have need of a detox. I'm quitting for life.  
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  4. JoeFish added a post in a topic We need to spread the message of how life can be so much better...   

    "I'm going afk for life, what about you?"
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  5. JoeFish added a post in a topic We need to spread the message of how life can be so much better...   

    Hmmmm tough question cam... Id say have a video game related picture on it definitely as it will draw the attention of gamers (for example space invaders logo, something that everyone will recognise.) but for a motto im stuck anyone else got any ideas????
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  6. JoeFish added a topic in Celebrate   

    We need to spread the message of how life can be so much better...
    Ive quit video games now for around 18 days which doesnt sound like alot of the time but its the longest ive been without playing any sort of games since i was 6 years old. I can genuinely say that ive never felt better about myself and never been happier in all my life. While this was extremely difficult at first its becoming more and more easy the longer into my detox that i get. We need to spread the news to gamers that there is life outside of video games. @Cam Adair is doing a great job at this but if it wasnt that i accidentally came across his channel by accident i would not be in this position today. My life has changed so much since i quit even though it was only a short time ago and gamers need to know this, what they can achieve in life and how they can do it. The best option i can see for this to happen is to spread the news of cams channel as it has loads of great advice on their that has stopped me relapsing many a time and was the reason i quit in the first place. Dont let other people suffer like you have with these addictions. SPREAD THE WORD!
     
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  7. JoeFish added a post in a topic Hey I'm new to this game quitters   

    Thanks cam!
     
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  8. JoeFish added a post in a topic Hey I'm new to this game quitters   

    Thanks guys these tips help alot, im now on day 17 and still going strong. Its so much easier now and i think im going to stop forever.  
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  9. JoeFish added a topic in Start Here + Introductions   

    Hey I'm new to this game quitters
    I've been a pc gamer my entire life, started with runescape when I was 6 and expanded through pretty much every game I know. Playing around 7-8 hours a day and failing pretty much every subject at college I suddenly realised that I couldn't carry on like this, further I realised that I wasn't actually enjoying the games. They had just become as necessary as breathing. I would come home and turn my pc on and play hours of csgo and league and come offline in the early hours of the morning angry and unhappy, I hated it but I couldn't stop. I haven't always been like this only the past year or so but it happened before I realised. A week ago I realised that I hf a problem and googled how to quit video games. Cam came up and I watched all his videos and since then I haven't played a single game. I'm now 4 days into my detox and still going strong but I'm having a few troubles with boredom. I know cam has made a lot of videos on this topic but I just can't shift it, I don't know what hobbies I could take up as I don't have the money or resources as it's all been invested into gaming.
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