I have been game and tv free for what will be 12 days today, and I am very happy about all of the changes that I can see happening in my life.
What I don't like are the dreams. I keep having these bad dreams, always involving me gaming again, relapsing, and then responding to that. While the dreams themselves aren't terrifying, it is rather difficult for me to remember that I'm dreaming at the time. It is pretty stressful to me to accept the reality of my relapse, start counting my days clean over again, recommit to not gaming, and then wake up. While I am relieved to not have relapsed, I can't imagine this stress is helping me rest when I'm sleeping, and although the dreams fade pretty quickly after I wake up, It is still an unnerving way to start my day.
All things considered, at least the stress goes away during the day. That is more than I could have said when I was still gaming.