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Stevec2283

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  1. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Steve's Journey(A Fresh Start)   

    Today is Day 3 of my game free life and so far things have been going well except a couple of times I thought of gaming, but I've stuck to my guns. I know that over time these urges to play games will pass, so for now I just need to endure them and do other things to try and keep my mind off of gaming.
    I really need to find other activities to replace gaming. Some things that helped me in the past that I'm going to try and reincorporate into my daily routine are things like reading, learning a new language, playing guitar and physical activities such as walking. I will also try not to allow stress to get the better of me and cause me to want to go back to gaming. I really need to fight this time and as I've said before, if I was able to be successful in the past, then I can be successful moving forward and overcome gaming once and for all.
    I no longer want to live my life in the virtual world but want to live in the real world.
    GAME FREE DAYS: 3
    "LEAVE THE PIXEL WORLD, ENTER THE REAL WORLD."
     
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  2. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Steve's Journey(A Fresh Start)   

    Here's a link to my previous journal 
    https://forum.gamequitters.com/topic/3309-time-for-something-new/
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  3. Stevec2283 added a topic in Daily Journals   

    Steve's Journey(A Fresh Start)
    This a fresh new start for me so I decided to start a new topic. I've been saying for awhile that I would be quitting video games and I would start and maybe go a day or so but then I would immediately make excuses as to why I should play video games  and that I could even play in moderation. But after so many relapses I've come to the realization that moderation doesn't work for me, it's either that I play video games regularly or I don't play them at all, there is no in between for me. 
    I realize that this journey is not going to be easy and that there will be bumps along the way but I know from previous success that it's possible for me to quit gaming. I need to learn from my previous mistakes and work at not repeating them. Gaming is something that I want to completely remove from my life. It once controlled my life but I want to take back control. 
    I restarted my journey to a game free life on Sept 06 and so far it has been going well, I haven't really had any urges to play video games. As I said before, it's not going to be easy but I know that I can be successful.
    DAYS GAME FREE: 2
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  4. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    Today is Day 1(yeah I know, I sound like a broken record) and I want to be successful this time in quitting gaming. I really need to try and figure this one out and it frustrates me that at one point I was doing so well and had over 30 days game free but rather than beat myself up over it, I'd much rather learn from it and move forward. 
    So far my day has been pretty good and I haven't really had any urges to play games. I'm going to try to go back to what worked for me before and that is to plan my days.
     
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  5. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    @Cam Adair The excuse that I usually use is that I need something to fall back on in order to deal with stress. 
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  6. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

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  7. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    Today is day 1 and so far my day has been going well. I haven't had any urges to play games but then again I haven't really had time to think about games because I was gone all morning and I've been working all afternoon and will work until later tonight. 
    I've decided that I'm going to take a look back at what made me successful in the past and learn to use it this time around.
     
    DAYS GAME FREE: 1
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  8. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    That I'm good at making excuses as to why I should play games.
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  9. Stevec2283 added a topic in Main Room   

    Word related game(ie. Scrabble, etc.)
    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were regarding mentally engaging games such as Scrabble and other word related games online, are they video games or not? 
    To me, it's something to get you thinking, but with that being said it can also be addicting. So I don't know if I should play them or not.
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  10. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    I've decided to come back again and give quitting gaming another go.
    I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to quit. I'd quit for awhile and then I'd start again, it has been an endless cycle and something that I've been really struggling with. 
    I'm tired of allowing myself to be controlled by something that is a complete waste of valuable time, time that can be spent doing more meaningful things. I've decided that, starting tomorrow I will quit gaming and use my time wisely. 
    I know that this will not be easy but I've seen how some of you have been able to complete the 90 day detox and beyond that, so I know that it's possible for me as well.
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  11. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    I've been lurking for awhile now and I've been seeing how well you're all doing. Glad that you're all doing well.
    It has been awhile since I've been here and things have been going pretty good for me. I did for awhile go back to playing games. Gaming was almost like a security blanket, something I could go to if I was stressed, but of what benefit is gaming, things didn't change and all gaming was is a temporary escape. 
    Today is day 2 of my game free life. I need to face things head on and stop using the things going on in my life as an excuse to play games. I need to find other worthwhile activities and do those instead. 
    No matter how many times I fall, I'm going to keep picking myself back up and keep fighting.
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  12. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    I've gave it some thought and have decided that right now there are some personal things I  have to attend to, so I will be focusing my attention on these. For this reason I will be leaving the forum and I'm unsure as to when I will be back.
    To all those who've tried to help me since I joined, I say thank you and to Cam, thanks for your support as well.
    Also to Cam, for right now, please delete my account and whenever I return, I will make a fresh start.
    I wish everyone at the Gamequitters forum all the best. 
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  13. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    Today is day 9 in my game free life, I've been struggling with other personal matters outside of gaming which has made things quite difficult. There are times that I'm not sure if I can keep going and I sometimes wonder where I should really be focusing my attention, either to quitting gaming or dealing with the personal issues. I really need to think about what's better for me at the moment. 
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  14. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    Today is day 7 of my game free life and so far it has been going well and I've had very few times that I've thought about gaming. Even though I'm not gaming, I still struggle with being productive and I often find myself doing things just to avoid gaming. One area I still struggle with is spending hours watching videos on Youtube, and yes I'm not gaming but I'm not being productive either, I'm only wasting time that I could spend doing other things are worthwhile. I'm going to work towards being more productive and waste less time.
    Things I want to accomplish:
    -Be more active(started)
    -Do more reading(started)
    -Waste less time(WIP)
     
    This journey is not going to be easy and there are going to be bumps in the road but I know that it's possible. Even if I should fall, I will pick myself back up and keep moving forward. Even though I've failed in the past, I'm not going to let it weigh me down...Whats done is done and all I can do now is forget the past and move forward.
     
     
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  15. Stevec2283 added a post in a topic Time for something new   

    Later today will be 1 day since I quit gaming, I really need to figure it out this time. As I've said in a previous post, gaming for me was a way to escape stress or to temporarily forget whatever I was dealing with. I really need to try and find other activities that I can use as a coping mechanism so I can handle stress better.
     I know that this is not going to be easy and it'll take a lot of effort on my part but I know that I can do it. I've been trying since January to beat this and with minimal success, but rather than focus on what's already been done, I will leave the past in the past and move forward. 
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