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This is my first entry in my daily journal. Later today will be a full 24 hrs without gaming. I've tried a couple of times in the past to stop but with minimal success. I would stop for a few weeks and then I would go right back to gaming. I would also try to find excuses to go back to gaming.

My first goal is to complete a 90 day detox from gaming and then I want to take that momentum and keep moving forward. I know that there are going to be good days and bad days but I'll just take it one day at a time.

I'd appreciate all the support I can get and in return I'll also give support.

 

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Welcome stevec,

You know this will be hard, but it will get easier over time. keep us updated and we will support you!

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Hi Stevec,

Welcome to the community. I'm in the same boat as you, having quit for a while to start again weeks later. 
There are many resources on here to help you refrain from gaming. I'm interested to see how you will pick this up.

Good luck.

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Good job starting your journal!

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It's now  12:30 AM and I should be sleeping but I decided to write in my journal instead. 

Day 1 went well but there were times that I experienced some boredom but I managed to find other activities to occupy my time rather than gaming. So rather than falling into the trap of gaming I spent time reading, playing guitar and also watched a couple of movies. I'm hoping to eventually work more of a variety of activities into my daily routine.

Hoping that day 2 will be just as successful but will take it one step at a time and learn to be in control rather than letting gaming control me.

Woke up at around 8:45 AM and went out to shovel the driveway, took me about an hour but that's better than spending an hour at gaming. I have a few other things to do today, might even get out of the house for awhile and get a coffee. 

Hope you all have a great day and keep up the fight.????

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It's now  12:30 AM and I should be sleeping but I decided to write in my journal instead. 

Day 1 went well but there were times that I experienced some boredom but I managed to find other activities to occupy my time rather than gaming. So rather than falling into the trap of gaming I spent time reading, playing guitar and also watched a couple of movies. I'm hoping to eventually work more of a variety of activities into my daily routine.

Hoping that day 2 will be just as successful but will take it one step at a time and learn to be in control rather than letting gaming control me.

Hope you all have a great day and keep up the fight.????

Awesome first day. Focus one day at a time. Happy New Year!

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@Cam Adair Thanks I really appreciate the support. I'm glad to have found this forum and also your YouTube channel.

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Hey, Stevec2283,

Sounds like you're making great progress already. Welcome to the community and Happy New Year!

You play the guitar? That's so cool. What's your favorite song?

 

Best,

Luxo

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@LuxoLamp As for my favorite song, can't really say that I have one favorite song. I enjoy a wide variety of music.

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Another successful day that I was able to stay away from gaming. I occupied my time with other things and got out of the house for awhile.

I think that by learning new things is one way to keep yourself away from gaming. So today I decided to start learning html. I haven't done anything with html since I was in school. I'm going to try to learn Web Design.

So tomorrow is day 3, hopefully it goes well. Tomorrow should be ok, I won't be home much because I'll be at work until in the evening.

Night everyone!!!

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I think that by learning new things is one way to keep yourself away from gaming. So today I decided to start learning html. I haven't done anything with html since I was in school. I'm going to try to learn Web Design.

Absolutely! Learning is engaging and engagement is one of the things you like in games. So if you're engaging in other things, you aren't as worried about games. :)

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Day 3 is almost over....Most of my day wasn't spent in the house because I was at work so I didn't have time to even think about gaming or even if I did I wouldn't be able to act on it until I got home. Today was a pretty quiet day, but was a successful one.

I've been thinking that I may start doing a Vlog to update you guys on my progress and I plan on trying to focus more time on another hobby that I have which is learning Japanese.

Night everyone, keep on fighting to reach your goals 

 

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Vlog could be great!

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Great job starting your journal and your first few entries! Agreed that this community is great, just keep up the journaling, stay a part, and be honest with yourself and others with your goals.

Looking forward to your Vlog :)

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It is now Day 5 and I feel as if I'm picking up momentum, I haven't really had any cravings for gaming but I'm not going to count that out yet. I'm not going to become too overconfident because just when I think things are going well, things can change and I'm willing to roll with it and take it as it comes. One thing I do find is that I sometimes have stop myself because I start humming video game themes xD

I'm trying to incorporate more things into my daily routine so I can drown out any idea of playing video games. I know that it will be a long journey but I know that in the end I will only better myself rather than hold myself back with the biggest time waster, that being video games.

Hope you all have a great day and keep fighting for your goals.

 

 

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