Reading a book became entertaining again when I got rid of constant stimulation. But it starts by focusing on learning what you need to learn to get to where you want to be. Anyway. What to do if i quit from playing video games ?. Three things keep me energized: A healthy amount of sleep (and a consistent sleep cycle), three meals with snacks in between (meaning enough calories to keep me going), and exercise (it started as lifting weights, but now I just play basketball for hours - hoop is life!!). But only if you keep continuing with the improvments, you will eventually gain something). [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). I successfully did not game for 1 day and a half, Friend straight up told me “I’m addicted to league. And then learning what you need to to get there. I'm always struggling with lack of energy and motivation, as if I had some extreme ADHD, how long would you say until I can feel anything other than apathy and light boredom? When/are you going to stop playing video games and why? I never really liked gaming, I just loved the constant competition. I engage in class. Those won't be fun. :D, [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (7 children), It certainly doesn't happen just because you stop doing something, it just allows for a new opportunity. Becoming a social person doesn't just happen. All the time I was supposed to be studying was used to game more. People aren’t going to stop playing video games by studying more. Some people (like me) over do a lot of things. Read How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, read The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, start hanging out in environments where you can meet people and practice interacting. My first experience with these feelings came from OGame. [–]Miguelinileugim 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children), Fascinating, thanks for telling me all of that! Enough is enough, it's time to stop writing bullshit articles and trying to force a message. I have my own business and work for myself. View all results for . 20 Reasons to Quit Playing Video Games. It just needs to be one thing as I am not used to having multiple hobbies at once. But when I tried martial arts again after a very long time (half a decade), I felt a kind of high. Archived. It did for me. If there's one thing I've noticed from this community, it's that we all have a lot of the same struggles in common. If you’re looking for recommendations, we have you covered. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. A good recovery program makes a world of difference, and I highly recommend one. Sort by. [–]Miguelinileugim 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children), That's interesting, what are you studying anyway? Playing video games may begin as an innocent hobby, but can turn into your comfort zone where you try to escape reality.It can become an addiction, and you may unconsciously leave all other aspects of life behind. (When I first quit my only friends were fellow gamers who held me back. (Currently writing this in Thailand, country #20), I’ve given two TEDx talks. I am desperately trying my best not to fall back to video games. How to Make a Video Game Stop Lagging on Windows. 90% Upvoted. Hello , im 17 years old and all the time im stuck at home playing games ( 5000 hours of Dota 2 , and more then 1500 hours in other games like CS:GO) I want to quit games because it effects my grades at school and my social life( to make thing worse i have social anxiety , and i think that's why i started playing games,im working on my social anxiety but it takes a lot of time ...) I don't know what to do if i stop with games , i go out with my friends on weekends , but all the time im home all i do is playing video games i don't find anything else fun.. The more you do things, the less tedious they'll become, that's for sure. Sometimes everyday, sometimes once per week, sometimes for hours and hours. [–]coconut_radio 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Everyday you wake up, try to do that, and once you've mastered it (and you do it everyday), and on flossing your teeth. Some people see huge changes in two months, and others take two years or more to see the same changes. I lacked confidence in general, especially with women, was constantly put in the dreaded friend zone and didn’t feel attractive as a man. Right now my real problem is my job at least that's how I feel for the time being. If you want to take your life to the next level, you’re going to need to stop playing so many video games (I’m speaking from personal experience here as a former gamer). I’ve traveled all around the world. Posted by 1 year ago. It´s almost like anti stress therapy in game form and it doesn´t matter if you finish it right away, you can always get back into it. I've always been very competitive and had a strong desire to be the best. For meditation, try Headspace. One year after I had left school my Japanese level still wasn’t good enough to get approved in the exam. :), [–]Miguelinileugim 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). But once you are with friends IRL and have gotten used to not gaming, i think it can be nice. It has certainly improved my life but at times I question if I am really benefiting from not playing videogames. Think about it like you are the character you get to build in this world, you have different skills and talents, and to improve them you need to go on missions and quests to complete. Go do a push up :D. But but but how much is "a little while"? To give you an idea of how active I was and the way I was eating, I often drank a Slimfast with my dinner, which was large without the meal replacement drink. I haven't figured it out yet. and join one of thousands of communities. The one highlight in my life was gaming, but as the reality of the above came more and more in focus in my life, I came to acknowledge that although gaming wasn’t the cause of these issues, it was what allowed me to avoid having to deal with the situation. A normal human being? Here are some examples that may surprise you.Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sunset Overdrive, Stardew Valley, PUBG, Kentucky Route Zero, Persona 5, and more. save hide report. It opened up a lot of time and energy to do other things with. Thanks for the comment, I'm going now to uninstall every shit from my pc. I still crave videogames. How to. Not only that, but I didn’t even know how to make friends. Video games are a great source of entertainment and can be associated with positive health benefits including improved vision, creativity, and cognition when played in moderation. Which game would you choose? If I start, I can't stop...and sadly, I lack the ability to prevent myself from starting. I’m leaving my gaming PC with a friend so I can’t play”. I've already added that video to my watchlist! Here’s 20 super solid reasons to massively cut back your time on video games and start taking charge of your life. If you want to see where I was when I first quit, it's here: I battled depression, struggled with low self-esteem and “feeling good enough.”. Any time I wasn’t playing, I’d think about the next time I could play. Weird I get to use my professional credential to answer a gaming question…. I don't know what to do if i stop with games , i go out with my friends on weekends , but all the time im home all i do is playing video games i don't find anything else fun.. If you want to improve your social skills, you need to go on missions that will help you facilitate that. It's something you have to work at. If you play for a few hours a day, try only playing for 2 hours a day for the first week. Eventually it becomes habitual. But just wondering, exactly how many weeks or months until your cravings stopped and simple things like reading a book became entertaining again? At what age did you stop playing video games? [–]TheLonelyGiraffe1632 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children), Then do something to get better socially. If I feel bad - fap - feel out of energy afterwards. There are things you can do that will speed up the pace of change though. [–]navi-thejedimaster 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Four months is awesome, but everyone see changes at a different pace. Since I was still thinking about gaming and/or doing other escapist activities all the time, life didn't particularly improve and I would always go back to the games at some point. When I quit I did it because I wanted to improve my social skills and start living my life to the fullest. That was good. Here is the thing about motivation that I learned recently. If we engage our mind in something for a long time every day, it … Thanks :D. No-fap isn't fighting nature. What I do find fun, however, is class. I want to finish college, I thought breaking free from video games would grant me the focus and the strength to squeeze every minute of the day towards trying to get through college. Here are a few of the highlights. So just know you are not alone. etc. I'm glad I got up early today. I play video games 4 hours a day every day,so i spend 28 hours on video games each week. [–]LearningSerenity2558 days 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (0 children). Personally i really miss gaming atm, but i think that's peoples experience at least :), [–]jotakami2230 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Wake up and make your bed. In order to lose a habit, we need to replace it with another one. It has negatively affected my finances that's for sure. I don't recommend the pure willpower approach (aka "white-knuckling"). I want to help but feel it’s not my place to police his gaming. I've wanted to start my own business for a while now, so I checked up on Elon Musk (he started his own business to say the least). I found martial arts to be very helpful probable because of the fact that it has an aspect to it where you progress (sort of like leveling up in a game). This gives me the freedom and flexibility to do what I want. Anyway I hope I get better this week! I have never answered a question here on Quora. [–]camerondare3578 days 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (2 children). 10. I often succumbed. While video games can teach certain skills or be educational, many children spend too many hours with a controller in their hand. I like to think that the baby lizard was far more interesting. Also yeah I do a few pushups and stuff, but they don't make me happy :(, [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (3 children), I don't know how long a little while is. Sex is part of life, so is masturbation. The first 10 sessions are free, so it's a good place to start. Alright, I've bit the bullet. Former gamers of reddit, what was the reason you stopped playing video games altogether, or a lot less frequently? Technically yes, depending on the game. I hope all goes well for you. Young men, in particular, are spending more time playing. When I'm not playing video games I'm looking up 6 hours of gaming videos per day. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Not everyone agrees though. If you want to stop playing video games, gradually reduce your playtime and focus on other things. But he’s still finding ways to play it. Going to the gym was boring; doing martial arts lead me to become my character, only this time, it's in real life, which is great. I hit diamond in league, quit, now I'm hitting diamond GPA. (DJing is one of my biggest passions now. I had little education, had dropped out of high school twice and never graduated, had no desire to go back or to ever go to college. 4 months just seem like a long time with no real improvement.. Just bored out of my mind watching daily vlogs and stuff instead because i dont function as a social person. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. [–]Drev92830 days 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). At the moment I am trying to find a productive hobby. [–]Miguelinileugim 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (16 children). My advice for all my StopGaming folks, you're not really gonna go anywhere if you just stop playing games yet you do nothing else. Then I decide what's next on the list - exercise? It's like saying if I stop drinking Cola I will gain super powers. Inability to Stop Playing Video Games (A big dream of mine! So you go lift weights one day, and then don't go back to the gym ever again. If you have asked yourself this question, then the answer to it is often found behind the reason why you asked yourself this question in the first place. share. share. [–]Miguelinileugim 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (4 children), Time, that's great, however energy? Next I moved to a sci-fi book called Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. It was extremely difficult for me at first, partly because once I quit gaming and started doing a decent job avoiding all of my other escapist behaviors, I began needing to deal with all of the stuff my addiction had kept me from noticing the whole time. How long did you take until you became a normal human being again? It will take a little while to go back to normal, but you can make it better by trying to do something else. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Here is a great video that revealed a lot to me. Well I've never been normal. This thread is archived. As video games have gotten more technically advanced, they’ve also gotten more entrancing. :). homework? I’m Cam. ), I learned to DJ and even performed in Prague. Unknown on June 24, 2018: I play video games just to overcome my stress I didn't that ill be addicted to it. I started working more hours, but I couldn’t stop playing video games. Uninstalling forced me to find something else than gaming. bitch on reddit? So...all of that happened, and made life much better than it ever was before...but none of that would have been able to happen if I'd still been gaming. 0. I deleted snapchat, I avoid using my phone when I'm waiting, I try not to click every reddit link. To create this article, 12 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. For example, improving your social skills or learning a language. Advertisement. These two habits in particular are like a strong foundation in your life that you can use to start adding other things to. Gaming was getting in the way of it all :(, [–]Miguelinileugim 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (6 children), My problem is that I'm depressed because of underestimulation... how long did it take until you regained your energy back? I dislike chores, if that's what you're asking. It may seem like a stupid question, but i've sold my gaming pc 3 or 4 times now and been without it for up to 4 months at a time, but after a while i always get back to gaming because im really bad socially and the people i talk to from college are gamers as well. Never forget that a video game is a video game, nothing more. I was checking out a baby lizard yesterday - I'd never seen one that small before. Worst of all, to avoid having to get another job I deceived my parents by pretending to have a job at a restaurant and again at an internet cafe. There was (and is) an immense amount of this kind of stuff in my life, so learning how to deal with it in a good and healthy way took a lot of time and a willingness to learn how to live life very differently than I had at any point in the past. take a bath? best. It caused me to drop out of high school, and while my friends were off to college, I was living in my parents basement playing video games up to 16 hours a day.. Lots of games can lag. It was my job to make things happen. It's hard, exhausting, and prone to failure at the worst possible moments. This was done in incredibly boring ways, with Metal and Crystal resources building up over time, so you could upgrade your Metal and Crystal mining… You need to get out of your comfort zone in order to archieve things. It hasn't been easy but over the years it's all snowballed into big improvements in my life. But after coming across this question, I felt compelled to share my previous experience with this topic. :D. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. "Hey I want to go lift weights today!" How long did it take until you had the energy again to do things? I was in and out of jobs all the time, lasted two days as a landscaper, worked as a dishwasher at Earls, lasted about a week stocking shelves at Walmart, and disappeared from my jobs at Papa Johns Pizza and Booster Juice. :S, [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (3 children), Right - so energy is a tricky thing. I'm now pretty darn depressed actually, not even some light reddit keeps me sane :(, [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (5 children). ...how could that possibly happen just because of not playing videogames? I could only carve out an hour maybe 3 times a week, and I gave up after an hour long session where I basically spent a lot of it trying to remember what I was suppose to do, then trying to figure out where to go, and before I did anything remotely satisfying or fun, I'd run out of time. Motivation is a spark, an idea, something that gets you to start a new activity or follow up on a new idea. This is the muscle I've been exercising the most (and I fail a lot, which sucks, but it's part of the process). Sorry if im not on right subreddit , just tell me and i will delete the post. You have to take action. I was decent at League reaching Gold II with over 30 friends I've met playing the game. Now I've set my goals very high. It's what keeps you going back to the gym. Sorry if im not on right subreddit , just tell me and i … Everyday activities become fun? (It's good to quit! :(, The thing about videogames is that it actually fucks with your dopamine receptors (insert science terms blah blah blah). I have been bored of gaming for years but I still feel urges to play them and when I do I'm excited prior to playing them but when I play them I'm bored and can't have fun no matter what game I play. I looked around and saw a lot of people looking at their phones while walking to class. I worked out regularly but still can't help it whenever I was "tempted". David Livermore (author) from Bakersfield, California, United States on April 24, 2018: Your parents already are aware you spend too much time gaming. It's pretty great, actually, I focus a lot better now. hide. For me, I started seeing really noticeable changes after I began the habits of meditation and writing in a journal. OGamewas basically a fancy spreadsheet with some not-so-fancy images of spaceships and planets and lasers and all kinds of sci-fi shenanigans. ), I’m surrounded by a great group of friends who inspire me. Going to a friends house seems like good advice, except their friends are likely also playing video games, so now you are just making the problem worse, and limiting the time you play never works at all. I tried quite a few times to either control or moderate my gaming, and nothing worked. That is literally where I started! (self.StopGaming). About This Article. In answer to the opening question, yes, absolutely, but not as directly as you might think. All the accounts I had, over 300 games owned, all scheduled for deletion. I deal with it by doing different things - the first thing I like to do is knock out 30 pushups. I did it! [–]camerondare3578 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Not a particularly popular or well known MMO, they call it a “browser-based, money-management and space-war themed massively multiplayer online browser game”. Get Into Esports. Damn I really want to make breakfast today. I'm thinking about stop playing video games since my ps3 broke and I don't use my psp any more so I think it's a good time to stop… Try meetups and get out of the house more. Man, I dont know who you are, but when I read your lines, I thought you logged in with my account, and wrote my life down. Make sure you watch this video!! 22 comments. I started thinking about what was the time i started playing so much, and I realised it was around the time I stopped playing football/soccer. Remember that playing games like these too much can cause you to get paranoid, and the often tense atmosphere can leave you quite on edge once you stop playing. You'll never have a chore where you have to scrape mold off of your floor that will be fun (unless you're a micro biologist... then you might microscope that mold). Do i just need to hang in there? "Playing video games is a challenge." At what age did you stop playing video games? When I quit learning to be social was my #1 goal and it's taken some time but I've managed to make a lot of progress as well. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 25165 on r2-app-0455a2cc00fe93812 at 2020-12-24 01:08:07.567130+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. My experience was different though. Listen to The Art of Charm podcast. You'll notice benefits within the first week, for sure, as long as you try your best :). It depends on where you are starting from. Keep off the games, and try one new thing everyday. I don't hate myself anymore. These are all things that go through my mind now. That game is only like 6 hours long and you can finish it in one or two sittings (I did, since I couldn´t stop playing) A nice little game like Rayman can also help. But gaming can become problematic when it starts being prioritized over your relationships, career and obligations. I'm bipolar, so I picked up a book, An Unquiet Mind, that is pretty true to some of my experiences. The first step was to be able to focus on the book - after getting rid of flashing lights, multiple links, checking the fucking minimap every two seconds, articles I skim, etc., I was able to sit down and read. I don't mean to share this to "brag", I just want you to see that there are real improvements you can make if you stick with it + focus on learning what you need to learn to improve: Here are a few highlights of what I’ve accomplished since I quit gaming: More importantly, I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I’m proud of who I am and I wake up excited to be alive and live my life to the fullest. I still miss getting into more involved RPG games, but I tried to play Deus Ex, and it was just miserable. I sit in the front, I talk to my teacher a lot, and I have a really great time (while learning, of course.) Definitely! use the following search parameters to narrow your results: StopGaming exists to help those who struggle with or have struggled with compulsive gaming or video game addiction. How to Get Your Child to Stop Playing Video Games. At any given point in my childhood, my strongest desire was probably to play video games. What's been working for me for the past ~18 months is a 12 Step recovery program focused on gaming addiction. Video game addicts tend to spend excessive amounts of money on things like expansion packs, in-game tools, micro-transactions, new games, and upgrades to their computer. I actually do find a lot of things interesting that other people don't notice. Did stopping gaming really improve your life? report. I didn’t have very many friends, and the ones I did have were gamers. My life used to be a complete mess. Do everyday activities become at least on the same magnitude of fun as videogames after you stop playing them for long enough? [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (2 children), Simply uninstalling did not change my life. For example, if you commit to stop playing video games for 90 days, but you still do your same old daily routine, chances are you're more likely to relapse. Switched outlets. Now I was also a very active athlete in high school, competing in track and football and spending any spare time in the gym, or playing video games. So here goes! Most children love video games. So the fact that I don't game today HAS changed my life...but only because it made possible all the other changes that are really transforming me. Given you have the chance to go into a video game, what would you do to ensure the most resources for yourself? Having tons of funs online with friends will be more fun than not being with friends IRL. :D, Also, not fapping is bad for your health if you're a man, and it is still harmful if you're a woman, I think that once a day, average not median, is pretty darn good! What they're helping people (like me) do is get away from the negative effects of doing it too often. save. With that being said, I don't trade the time I've spent with her for a freaking video game, but I've subscribed to Masterclass and Rosetta Stone and a graphic design course and knowing I'm starting at the bottom and how hard all of those can be have really made me struggle. I contribute this partially to genetics - a history of drug and alcohol abuse in my family including both parents, and mental illness (i'm also bipolar) - but the other part is that I can work my way through it. Personally, I experience games as an addiction, so what alcohol is to an alcoholic, video games of all kinds are to me. My only problem is how to socialize, when you know you've always sucked at it, and it can make you fear from starting it again, but I try to improve myself, because I'm at the point now when I say : F*ck all the games, I want to do something, because I see those who don't play have better life. I picked up that book and it's great! So yes, you can make real progress. It starts with recognizing where you are at, and where you want to go. Goodluck sir! ). Uninstalling my games allowed me to change myself to a better person. On No-Fap they say it takes 30 days to refresh your system (whatever that means). It can become really frustrating, particularly when it happens extremely frequently. Depressed, I pretended to have jobs and deceived my family. Because of this, video game addicts might end up with a lot of debt. Working a 12 Step program has helped a lot. Stop playing games and come outside you loser. ... Now when I play video games, I’m playing alone, in a dark corner, sleep deprived and miserable — ignoring my dreams for another day of instant gratification. Some people take their love of video games a bit too far. Ultimately, it's the other changes that I see as being the big ones that have made my life SOOOO much more worthwhile. Go out! I could go on for a while about the changes I've seen in my life as a result of working a good recovery program, but that would take more time and typing than I care for right now. All of my previous attempts at quitting meant gritting my teeth and forcing myself to not play no matter how much I wanted to. 18.9k comments. I've nailed quitting videogames, but no fap is... hard :D I'm a far more compassionate person than I ever was before, and I'm able to deal with rough times in life without touching a game (which I never used to be able to do). I was addicted to gaming for 10 years. The thing is, you got good at gaming which means you can apply the same strategies to get good at your social skills. It’s a curse to enjoy the very thing that also makes you hate yourself. There are many things that I want to do but since my job brings me a world of stress I am trying to simplify my life by just focusing on one hobby; a replacement for video games if you will. Then, reduce it to 1 hour a day to make things easier for yourself. I'm a straight A student, I'm self-employed (created my own job, making ~ triple minimum wage while having fun), but most importantly I'm happy. It gets to the point of doing it so many times per day that there are negative consequences for me. low-esteem, struggling with women, only gamer friends, lack of socializing skills... EVERY words just describe me now. Oh shit, I really want to go to the gym today. Stop Playing Video Games. Did stopping gaming really improve your life? Computer Randomly Freezes When Playing Games on Windows 10 "I have recently upgraded Windows 10 from 32 bit to 64 bit and now my games are randomly locking up on me.The game freezes, with the sound looped (very short sample, so it just sounds like buzzing), and sometimes resumes after a second or two, other times stays locked up. The cool thing about motivation is that it gets you in the door, but the thing that's even more powerful than motivation is self-discipline. The reason they are playing video games is to avoid studying! Search our huge selection of new and used video games at fantastic prices at GameStop. Close. [–]TheLoneGreyWolf992 days 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (17 children). I think the most important part to find as quickly as possible is the social equivalent IRL. No-fap is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal stupid though, it's fighting nature, videogames though are an unnatural distortion, porn is too but I don't believe it's that bad anyway. Rendered by PID 25165 on r2-app-0455a2cc00fe93812 at 2020-12-24 01:08:07.567130+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. Elon is a big book guy, and on his top 10 reading list was a book about benjamin franklin. Hour a day, try only playing for 2 hours a day, and others take two or... Friends will be more fun than not being with friends will be more than. 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