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DoneToday
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breaking the cycle

I have not gamed all week and its hard but feels good.  I stopped a couple years ago for a month or two and found this site.  Life got better in somes ways but not others and I got back into some of my big games.  This winter was a wreck, can't believe I still have my job.

What do people do here?  I am open to advice.  I want to keep my streak going.  Can't afford to lose my job.

I read the big list on things to do besides gaming and already have some of that in place.  Its so hard to keep busy all day.  I still want to game sometimes and staying busy helps but I get worn out.  How do I unwind?

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Congrats at being game free

Congrats at being game free for a week !

If you need something to chill out to how about reading a book, listening to radio , gentle yoga or learning to meditate

Check out online meetings to stay connected. link below

INFO

Parent's online meeting THURSDAY 9pmEST/EDT click here

Online meetings gaming addicts click here

Spouses/SO's of addicts click here

Parents of addicts click here for advice

Help for video game addicts click here

Please help! Donate here

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welcome

Welcome J.  Glad you found us here.

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What do people do here?  How do I unwind?

It was hard for me to relax when I first got off games.  Really, my focus then needed to be just not starting the first video game each day, taking it 24 hours at a time.  I read on this forum, went to the voice meetings, and futzed around a lot on the computer.  I felt out of sorts, but I can see now that I was also getting better very slowly day by day.  It took months for my motivation and energy to get better and for my sleep patterns to straighten out.

Over time, I picked up an old hobby here, a new hobby there, and my life filled up.  I found good ways to deal with stress and relax some.  It's different for everyone, but for me it was getting outside, walking in the woods, soccer with friends, meditating with a group, and sometimes just hanging out.  It definitely helped to talk with people in recovery from video gaming addiction on the phone and hear them in the meetings.

Hang in there!

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Thanks for writing me back. 

Thanks for writing me back.  I now have a full seven days without gaming.  But its Saturday night tonight and I have no plans and already I feel like my grip is slipping.  I need to get back in touch with a couple of old friends and get out.

I will look into the online meetings and will have to try one out.  Seems I need help keeping my resolve up.

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I hope you were able to get

I hope you were able to get through Satuday night. Today is Easter Sunday; a new beginning for everyone !

INFO

Parent's online meeting THURSDAY 9pmEST/EDT click here

Online meetings gaming addicts click here

Spouses/SO's of addicts click here

Parents of addicts click here for advice

Help for video game addicts click here

Please help! Donate here

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