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Juha added a topic in Accountability Partners24 year old Male looking for an accountability partnerHello,
I'm a 24 year old male from Finland and I'm looking for an accountability partner to go along with 90-day detox and achieving personal goals.
I'm currently something like 25 days of 90 on my detox. It's sometimes really hard for me to just get things started, I'm trying to get the rhythm to get into gym 2-3 times a week and get my nutrition fixed on the side. I have many other plans and goals but these are main things I'm trying to work on, but let's talk about that other stuff if you're interested.
It would be good if we can chat every other day. I prefer texting but voice chat on skype/discord is not a problem either.
Send PM and let's talk about more!
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Juha added a topic in Everything Else5 Seconds Rule@Cam
My brother linked me one really interesting video and I think it would somehow work when it comes to quit gaming.
I don't know have you talked about this yet, just started to took closer look for all of this stuff but here it is : https://youtu.be/GEdNNEqiA_w
There is more content of this, but this video give quick idea what's that 5 Second rule is about
What you think about this?
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Juha added a topic in Daily JournalsFresh StartDay #1
It's 11.09 pm and I feel I have took big step on this.
It was really hard to get out of bed, browsed internet on phone for 30min (Bad habit, doing that a lot). After that I went to a place which is meant for people who are going through hard part on life. Haven't thought that too much but after thinking with this mindset I have right now about quitting games and starting new chapter on life, It's feels great to know I have some place to go every morning and get support from there.
When I got home I managed to produce music for 2h or more and I'm kinda happy with results I got. Watched some Cams GameQuitter videos and made plans how to move forward.
I still played one game of CS:Go but it haven't been as big problem as WoW. I was almost shaking while thinking to delete WoW and all other games. But as evening went on I managed to do some big things. I logged into WoW sent all the stuff and gold (+200k & 500k worth on items) I had for one character and gave everything to randoms, after I was done with it I just deleted it. TBH it wasn't that big as it felt first. Deleted also every other games but CS:Go but will do that aswell, not just today. Well maybe CS is big problem for me after all.
Next I'm gonna plug off my computer and will get back on this on saturday.
I am proud of myself with results I made today
So until next time (saturday)
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Juha added a topic in Start Here + IntroductionsMy storyHey everyone,
My name is Juha. I'm a 24-year-old guy and I have been addicted to gaming for more than 10 years already. My gaming started on PS1 with some 2000's games, can’t remember which, but that's not relevant.
When I got my first computer it barely ran any other games but runescape. At that point already it was such a grind something like 8 hours / day gaming, but the real game changer was when my brother moved to other country and I got my hands on his gaming PC. At the same time, I was so excited to finally have gaming PC, but I also felt so empty since my brother wasn't anywhere close, so I got deeper on gaming to avoid going through the feelings and loneliness.
I have been diagnosed with deep depression and I see therapist twice a week. We have discussed all this stuff there. We even have tried to make some plans for controlling how much time I spend each day on computer, but I don’t have the self-discipline or control over that, it's more like when I sit at the computer, I'll be there +8h and then maybe eat something and go back or watch some Netflix. Almost all the time I spend, I spend watching some sort of screen. This year only my average gaming each day is more than 10h+, mostly WoW but CSGo time to time when my friends ask me to play with them
Gaming to me is an escape method which I have used for ages, it's helping me to forget my social anxiety and everything really. It feels like when I press my computer’s start button, it's also a start button to another side of me which in this situation is my addiction, from that point for the next hours it's controlling everything and trying to hold on it all the possible ways.
Alt + F4 (Quit gaming):
2014 I have already tried once to stop gaming, I sent a letter to Blizzard EU HQ where I gave them permissions to delete my whole Battle.net account. I also deleted every single game from my PC, it took a few months until I reinstalled most of them.
That attempt was a consequence due to one of my online friend sent me link Cam's TEDx Talk
Last time I started gaming again just because I didn't know anything about what to do when I'm not gaming but it's great to see what and how much Cam has done past few years to help us out on this.
Maybe I forgot some stuff but anyway here we go.
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