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Hello there, I guess I am doing this. 

I have been playing games ever since I was like 8, I am 19 now. I tied to quit a while back but I just half-assed it, I lasted a week or so. I don't think that games are the worst of my vices, but I have to start somewhere and games seem like a good place to start because they have been my vice for the longest time. I was always an outcast and games helped me when I was feeling alone, I avoided a lot of suffering thanks to them and I am grateful for that. But times change, people change and what once worked now doesn't.

And I am in a better position, I am not so weird anymore, I am getting myself sorted out, thanks to Dr. Jordan B Peterson ( seriously recommend you watch his youtube vidoes, he is a professor of psychology and has some really great insights) watching hours of his videos made me realize that I cant go on like this, wasting my time away like a slave to entertainment.

I have missed a lot of opportunities because of games. I still remember the time when I was 15 and instead of going out with my friend and picking up girls I stayed home playing mass effect. I was obsessed with those games. I became very socially inept, my social anxiety is quite high, I don't have any other interests other than games, internet porn, drugs. But I am willing to do what it takes to get myself on the right track. I have a rough plan for my future and I sort of know what I want to do with my life. 

So now, as doctor Peterson would say, I am going to try to slay the dragon, to embody the archetype of hero, fix myself and try to help others around me.

 

Wish me luck :) 

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Big fan of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson as well. Love that he was able to help you break out of the cycle. 

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Good Luck! 

I've already completed my 90 so here is some advice to you.

Some of the greatest benefits I got were from self help books. You also said you (used to) have social anxiety. So here is a little reading list. 

The Chimp Paradox

The subtle art of not giving a fuck

How to win friends and influence people. 

 

Once again, good luck on your journey and hopefully you can get yourself sorted too :) 

 

(Also, clean your room.) 

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KEEP IT UP!!!!

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Hello! I was at similar age when I joined GQ, so I can assiosiate with you! :)

How about starting a daily journal on the forum? This helps a lot in consistency!

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