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  1. simmsjt added a post in a topic Anxiety   

    Thanks for the advice. I guess anxiety has never been something I've thought I could fix. It's always been something that I've delt with my whole life. I've been going to counseling it has helped in many areas but not when it comes to the anxiety. I'll look into Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy @HappyCat. Thank you for your kind words @giblets. Maybe I am being to hard on myself.
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  2. simmsjt added a topic in Main Room   

    Just curious how other people deal with anxiety? The biggest appeal to gaming for me is anxiety management. If I get really anxious I can play for a few hours and it will go away for awhile. I thought maybe it was games that were causing it. But after going 4 months without gaming I was still experiencing it and that's what drew me back into gaming.
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  3. simmsjt added a post in a topic Seriously desicion   

    Great job so far man! keep up the good work!!!
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  4. simmsjt added a post in a topic Jacob's Journal   

    Day's without gaming: 14
    Did good today.
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  5. simmsjt added a post in a topic I'm back...   

    Thank you both. I really appreciate the words of encouragement.
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  6. simmsjt added a post in a topic Jacob's Journal   

    Day's without gaming: 13
    Thanks for the kind words everyone. Today was a lot easier as I was traveling. About to go spend time with a friend who is a big gamer so hopefully I can avoid the temptation while i'm over there.
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  7. simmsjt added a post in a topic Jacob's Journal   

    Day's without gaming: 12
    Back again unfortunately. Man it sucks I was doing so well. I thought I could handle a little light gaming that was a mistake. I'm trying to move forward in life so I need to quit again. Need to reconnect with people on here. It's hard going through stuff alone.
    I am grateful for:
    1. My father
    2. Water
    3. having a bed
    Good things that happened to me today:
    1. Made some money selling old things on craigslist
    2. Got to eat breakfast with my family at a diner
    3. I posted on here!
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  8. simmsjt added a topic in Relapse   

    I'm back...
    I'm honestly embarrassed to be writing this. I was doing really well for about a month after I finished my first 90 day detox. But I started wondering if maybe it would be ok to play a little bit. At first it wasn't bad I'd just play for an hour a day no big deal. But then my life got stressful and I started using the games for my classic escapism. I ended up gaming for about 60 hours a week on average. I really want to move forward with my life but I keep getting sucked into games. I'm enrolling in school which start  in September. I'm moving up to Colorado for school and I'm super worried that I'm going to fail out again because of gaming. I just quit again. It's been about 12 days without gaming. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated. Thanks for letting me vent yall.
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  9. simmsjt added a post in a topic You've got to start somewhere   

    Welcome we are all super excited you have taken another step on your journey. Keep up the great work!
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  10. simmsjt added a post in a topic (Another) new start   

    What you are describing is very normal. For the first two weeks I quit I would get random shaking in my hand and I cried myself to sleep everynight.
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  11. simmsjt added a post in a topic Lacking the knowledge on a wide range of topics   

    Other than doing more activities and socializing more to create your own stories the best thing you can do is read. Read read and read some more. Reading helps you think about different topics and experience other viewpoints faster than anything else. If you are having trouble starting go to your local used book story and try and find 3 different books to take home and try out.
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  12. simmsjt added a post in a topic Need some help with writing my book about gaming addiction   

    How is it coming along?
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  13. simmsjt added a post in a topic (Another) new start   

    Wow very brave to post all that. Welcome to the community Chris. Have you thought about starting a journal? It really helped me get through my 90 days.
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  14. simmsjt added a post in a topic Ville's Journal   

    Awesome day #1. Consistence really helps with the journaling. Write everyday if you can. Even if it's only one sentence. If you want ideas for templates look at other peoples journals. I started including 3 good things that happened that day which has really helped with shifting my mindset. But these are just suggestions. Do whatever works best for you
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  15. simmsjt added a post in a topic Introduction   

    Welcome to the community. I'm super happy you're here. I noticed you started journaling great job!
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