As of today I've been game-free for 30 days.
I'm sitting here trying to figure out if it's been easy or difficult. In some ways I guess it's been both. I've found plenty to do and have certainly been more productive during these past 30 days. On the other hand, thoughts of gaming still haunt me. I'm not sure if I would call these urges...they aren't that strong. I am struck by how powerful and insidious this addiction can be.
I've also been thinking about something I have always heard about addiction. That is it's progressive nature. A while back I was game-free for two years. For some reason, which I can't even recall now, I started playing again. When I returned to gaming the intensity of my playing didn't "reset". Instead it picked up where it would have been had I not had the two year hiatus. Within two or three sessions I was completely immersed again. It is terrifying to think about.
Anyway, I'm grateful to be free of gaming today. Thanks to everyone out there who has helped me get this far.
Game free since 3/3/2014.