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Vincent added a topic in Start Here + IntroductionsQuitting Video Games to Focus on My Studies and on Improving My LifeHello everyone. My name is Vincent.
I am here because gaming has had too much of a negative effect on my studies (and my life in general) for far too long. Now that I started my master thesis the fear of gaming affecting my success has finally given me the motivation to quit, and I haven't played any video games for almost 2 months. I have tried to quit a few times before and went through the same cycle of uninstalling and reinstalling games every time. But this time I have gone a step further by deleting my League of Legends account. The interesting thing is that I haven't really enjoyed playing games for quite some time, I just think that playing will make me happy but when I do, I always end up disappointed. In fact I feel that way about almost any activity that I think has no deeper purpose, I will think that indulging in it will give me joy, but similarly I am often wrong. And even if I do enjoy it, the feeling is temporary and will go away as soon as I am done doing whatever I was doing, leaving me with nothing but the feeling that I have wasted my time.
Since quitting I have started to work out more regularly (2 to 3 times a week) and I have already read several self-improvement books this year. The only time I am ever tempted to go back to gaming is when one of my best friends asks me if I will play again and I can't get myself to say "No", because since I quit, he and I do not have much left in common, so I always say "Maybe". I guess at some point I will have to tell him that I don't want to play anymore.
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