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Day #10

Tonight on my way home, I remembered the time I used to play videogames (which is not so long ago). It's no wonder I never could get anything done while gaming. One of the reasons smoking has been on my mind lately is because I read a book by Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch. I had no cigars since I ran out of smokes.

I must admit I have been spending an alarming amount of time on Spotify. I really love making  listening to music and making my own playlists.

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Day #11

I have been waking up earlier since I stopped gaming, many successful men recommend this approach, "early to bed and early to rise, makes man rich healthy, wealthy and wise"

I remembered when I sold my chessclock seems it was a bad move. I also remembered a time when I was about to buy an usb turntable and the guy even agreed to teach me how to use it. I let the oportunity slip bay, just like when I was a child and refused a keyboard due to my preference for videogames. I'm tired of looking back at the past with regret. From now on I want to look back and see how I seized opportunities, took chances, risks and living fearlessly and honestly.

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I swear by that. A good start to your day can really affect your attitude.

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Day #12

Imagine someone inviting you to play videogames, I would answer, "Sorry, I can't, I have been clean for the last two weeks".

Today I beat my mind while jogging.

Elon Musk said "No, I don't ever give up, I'd have to be dead or completely incapacitated."

Will Smith said "They keys to life are running and reading"

He said "When you're running, there's a little person that talks to you and says, "Oh I'm tired. My lung's about to pop. I'm so hurt. There's no way I can possibly continue." You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you're running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life."

There was also a letter I can't completely recall "I'm losing my left flank, my center is weak, the moment is excellent for me to attack!"

These where my thoughts during 15 minutes of a slow-paced jog. The last time I jogged for 15 min in a row is probably about 4 years ago.

 

 

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I imagine that wouldn't be easy...you'd feel anti-social or putting down something your friend likes. But it's something to be proud of, staying game-free for two weeks.

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WARNING: TRIGGER ALERT (VIDEOGAME TITLES MENTIONED)

Your comment makes me something to think about. I do have a cousin that wants me to play Rick and Morty videogame. I keep declining. I doubt I would play it even if I wasn't on detox.

When I was very young I was a very social gamer (I would game with real life friends) but as I grew older I became a lone gamer, MMORPG, Strategy Games, MOBAS. Always trying to achieve power by myself and only working together for greater benefit.

Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames. I do believe that some videogames can be valuable for their interesting plot and helping developing our imagination. Games like Zelda: Majora's Mask, I don't regret a single minute of gameplay. The thing is this videogame has a very low replay value and I played it when I was a child.

Other games like MMORPG or MOBAS, I wish I never had known about them. MMORPG helped me develop a bond with real life friends when I was a teenager, developed my imagination a bit, but I would say definitly not worth it. MOBAS are pure chaos, they are like the pornography of videogames, the worst.

A couple of years ago I read about a game that would make me feel like Zelda MM, it's called Child of Light. The thing is I'm not a child anymore and I actually thought it would be better if I get those kind of videogames as a gift for my young cousins or nieces. I just don't feel compelled for those videogame adventures, I rather fix and improve my life, stop daydreaming and actually achieve my goals.

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Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames.

You're doing all the right things, Daniel. Your feelings are justified. Just put into perspective that people who drink or do drugs together feel the same temporary sense of camaraderie that those guys on streams have.

On the other hand, the bonds that you form doing something productive are harder to create, but they are way more transferable into other activities, as productive people to enjoy and be good at multiple activities in life. So, don't envy the "neigbor's grass that seems greener" to an outsider, you're going in the right direction.

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Your perspective is very helpful Vlad, thanks. 

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Day #13

My sleep schedule has become super solid always sleeping from 10:00pm to 6:00am,

Haven't really had urges to play any videogames. I rarely think about them unless I am writting about it in the forum. Won't use as an excuse to stop writting. I will keep checking the forum at least twice a day.

Yesterday I included youtube in Stayfocusd filter. Too much time going in that site. How many times do I have to rewatch an old movie scene, before I realize the amount of time I am wasting?


A teacher once told me "rememeber why are you here" I'm in this forum so I can stop playing videogames.

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Great job, Daniel! I've often felt that one of the downsides of Google and YouTube is that I can indulge every thought of curiosity and nostalgia. Every little question that pops in my head can be addressed and answered, taking up another 5-10 minutes of time.

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WARNING: TRIGGER ALERT (VIDEOGAME TITLES MENTIONED)

Your comment makes me something to think about. I do have a cousin that wants me to play Rick and Morty videogame. I keep declining. I doubt I would play it even if I wasn't on detox.

When I was very young I was a very social gamer (I would game with real life friends) but as I grew older I became a lone gamer, MMORPG, Strategy Games, MOBAS. Always trying to achieve power by myself and only working together for greater benefit.

Sometimes while watching streamers, I would think "man, I wish I had a group of gamer friends like them". I rather not be a slave of videogames. I do believe that some videogames can be valuable for their interesting plot and helping developing our imagination. Games like Zelda: Majora's Mask, I don't regret a single minute of gameplay. The thing is this videogame has a very low replay value and I played it when I was a child.

Other games like MMORPG or MOBAS, I wish I never had known about them. MMORPG helped me develop a bond with real life friends when I was a teenager, developed my imagination a bit, but I would say definitly not worth it. MOBAS are pure chaos, they are like the pornography of videogames, the worst.

A couple of years ago I read about a game that would make me feel like Zelda MM, it's called Child of Light. The thing is I'm not a child anymore and I actually thought it would be better if I get those kind of videogames as a gift for my young cousins or nieces. I just don't feel compelled for those videogame adventures, I rather fix and improve my life, stop daydreaming and actually achieve my goals.

That's right, Daniel, games are nothing but the developers way of saying, 'i don't care how you play me, as long as you tell people you like this game, your just as dedicated to spend money gambling your life over reasoning'. And that's how you get sucked in IMO.

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Great job, Daniel! I've often felt that one of the downsides of Google and YouTube is that I can indulge every thought of curiosity and nostalgia. Every little question that pops in my head can be addressed and answered, taking up another 5-10 minutes of time.

Very similar to what happens to me. 

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