Guys… Remember my last post? It was in celebration… I have betrayed myself…….
I have relapsed over the couple of weeks…
When, when I will stop Gaming, Once and forever???
I need to help you real **** now, otherwise you won’t understand me better. Ok. So here’s the story, I have been gaming since I was a child. It’s been a habit for years. I have other hobbies, though. Now that I’m 22, I’m not physically in shape and not healthy. My grades are not what I’m expecting as I am in University right now.
I have a hard time AF maintaining a proper schedule. Throughout my entire life, I had been never (or so) able to respect a schedule.. Is it possible?
Some good things now. My assets: I am highly creative person. I am Strong-willed, and Strong-desired, and, after thinking about it, that is the reason why gaming seems so appealing to me (I am highly capable of analyzing myself). I want to succeed in life. Now, some people have told me to do the basics and learn the ropes. True. But, I trust my gut instinct. I know it can be achievable. I just know it.
*Note: All my side notes will be like this.
*Note: I wish that the forum was more active!
*Note: I’m going to write minimum 500-700 words, each time, (or at least a decent paragraph, if ever this is not respected)
However, I have an idea to collaborate with some theory ppl from GameQuitters. The idea is to create a scientific essay about how to quit addiction, Or to just write a book, for the sake of it. My goal is not to get some sort of recognition, but at least get something from here.
The social dimensions, the fact that ppl can interact throughout this process, can be a source of extreme motivation, and is, according to me, a solution to quit gaming.
But the things is, ppl are probably capable to recover without these kind of solutions.
Because right now in my life I don’t know what to do. I’m rather careless about my life, as my ability to be self disciplined is very very low. Study is boring, I have to admit it!
I have friends, Real good friends, but they are not able to understand me, because I can’t tell them this truth. That’s why I need people, real connections, random ppl from the internet, to share my thoughts with and to collaborate. But, there is a clear fact; a trade-off. A trade-off between providing you the necessary information in order to understand my stuff. I don’t know how much information I can reveal, at what point or it is necessary to do so.
This project, right here, is like a dream of mine, that I want to accomplish. Help making the society a better place? Meh. But I guess I will.
My goal is to create a complex analysis based research that requires scientific rigor, dat u can call this op as ****
If I can quit gaming with this, then for sure I can achieve this project (if gaming can improve self discipline). Btw, I think I am going to be a behavior psychological analyst (I’m also major in Econ).
So I need you support!
I don’t know the rest so far, but I’m willing to start this project.
I will try my best to be consistent and reply to you.
*Note: Damn sometimes, I wish I can be much disciplined than I am right now!
What if, all this is could be an RPG. I mean life itself is Not and can’t be an RPG, but just writing things downs, reading this stuff can (this is the right explanation) give and RPG-type feeling. I have transformed my Game Quitters profile into a blog. Lulz..*
*Note: The following may contain off-topic stuff from quit gaming.
*Note: Before anything, lemme just tell you that my writing skills have dramatically improved since last year.
*Note: psychological observation: There is something called the “Sharpness of thought”, which implies precise keyterms, not general theory, when someone tells the other an advice. You cannot be too obvious, by the way, as the value of the information degrades. Also coherency is important in this text. I try to be not too obvious and very coherent too!
Ok. So, What is gaming?
For me, it’s League of Legends (lemme tell you about the variables-analysis system :if you specify by categories, like RTSs such as World of Warcraft, DOTA, that’s one level, if you add the degree of difficulty, that’s another level, if you add the number of players, that’s another level)
Making quitting games becomes analyzing theory, make analyzing theory become a game!
The good thing is, people from Game quitters don’t judge you.
Let me tell you, the first thing is there are many many factors out there, throughout the analysis. Time is the common “denominator” (it has the most links to other variables)
We use measuring (or scaling, if you prefer), to quantity degrees of matter. This might sound vague. What is “matter” in this case? Well matter refers to severable variables, such as, information. Complexity is when pieces of information (or variables) have many connections between them, making it a particular situation to analyze, therefore a problem is created. Clear so far?
Simple examples to illustrate low level of difficulty problems. These, the following, are all assumptions, I made them quickly.
Example 1: Surprise, which is an emotion, is triggered by unpredictability.
Example 2: Certainty, which is the state of being sure,
Example 2: Obviousness, (from obvious), or the fact of something being very clear, can be used as an ironic statement in conversations.
[*Note: All here, what I have mentioned so far, is about psychology. I just noticed all what I write are my observations. I’m using the induction-deduction process, by the way.]
The fact of accumulating over time is an important asset. The longer we persevere, the more we have accumulated. Think of League of Legends as you buy items; you get stronger and stronger over time; as you level up.
Furthermore, whether or not to make decisions, at the right timing, (just like League of Legends) is important. Gamewise, for example, it would be timing. Because in League of Legends, it’s all about timing, whereas studying you can think about the same problem for hours and so on.
Another interesting fact that is possible (a trick, or a detail, if you prefer), is that you can manipulate your thoughts (just look at this example, the way you write (on computer) can give us a hint, but doesn’t mean you intended to do so).
Self-doubt is another feeling we have. (Is it an emotion?). It is a very interesting subject to analyze, as we will do further on.
You see, I have so much stuff going on in my mind lol, that’s why creativity is my asset. Writing things down is good for me, but if depends on another factor: time; there ore it depends on the time of the day. Sounds clear enough? A gaming feature that writing have: for example, leveling up, e.g. In leagues, can be translated into every 100 word milestone (I just thought of that as I’m writing this).
Now, there is another very interesting variable: emotions. What it can be compared too? How it can be triggered?
Instead of categorizing from the usual aspect way (psychological, social, etc…), here is another method. Gaming provides unbelievable euphoria. And at night, you reimagine the game, League of legends like if it was a movie (the images are crystal clear) Like for the sake of champion you are willing to sacrifice (that can be represented by a mathematical equation) the next Entire day. WTF?
*Note: Ever wondered that raw instinct you have (comes from your soul) after you playing massively gaming? Like you want to devour enormous quantities of food? Especially when you feel tired? It is a usual feeling, after playing games.
Now, for the last parts of today, How to deal with study?? It is boring, and NOT stimulating! That is the main source of problem. But it gives RETURN (economics term) in exchange; thus it pays valuable assets in the future.
Moreover, another key concept is Activity. Activity equals productivity, which be translated into output. In economics, output equals GDP, which reflects a country’s wealth (especially in the mercantilist era). The ratio, of [whenever you are active doing something worthy of your time] vs [the times you play games or waste your damn time doing nothing] should be considered. Simplified it gives, the output/idleness ratio.
Regularity (or consistency) is key for stability, someone who has high peaks of activity and relapses should have. If, according to a statistic model, we can predict whenever we will be active, then guess, what, not only you won’t play games anymore, but you will succeed in life AF!
So, in summary, after all that talking,
How to fix a proper schedule? Which methods should I use?
How to deal with fitness? I hate going to the gym, but I should eat better. Vegetables, fruits, high in fiber. Less eating at night, etc. What types of exercise should I do? Running outside or doing stuff at home?
How to study better? How to not get bored by studying? How to not procrastinate (get things done)? How to study effectively and to be productive?
What mentality should I have as a GameQuitter? How to eliminate irrational, self-doubt, fear, and especially fear of failure?
How to avoid an “Nth” relapse?
After all that logic analysis, I know you are probably overwhelmed with information right now, but the thing is I wanted to share my thoughts with you as I would like some feedback. Also, I wanted to say the maximum of ideas within the short text possible.
If all that interests you, I have made a blog: thecrystalspire.wordpress.com
Hope seeing you guys tmr! (I’ll try my best to be active. If not, either (if preferred) send me a pm to remind me if I forgot to reply within 3 days.
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