Mission log

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Mission log

Captain's log...not so much, no. Enough of that nonsense. It's my log, not my character's. But I digress. This is where my thoughts now belong, written with all due honesty. Consequently spelling might not be checked and the whole thing may be a bit confusing.

It has been four days since I last gamed. Not exactly an acheivement, but still. I found out that in order not to game one needs to surround oneself with people. There is nothing worse than being alone in a room with a computer; and that's exactly the situation I'm in now. Not surprisingly I almost gave up a few minutes ago. In fact WoT is being installed at the moment. No worries, I won't play. This post is to see to it. For wouldn't I betray myself and the people of this community by posting a lie? Besides, I have better things to do.

You see, I've set myself a couple of short term goals in life. That's what I miss. Games have a goal to reach most of the time. And life must not be any different! It cannot be.

Goal one: Improve jump height so as to be able to slam dunk.

It should take a month at most. At least it's something to keep me away from gaming...

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Um...4 days is actually a

Um...4 days is actually a huge accomplishment. Congrats! The first days are extremely hard, so the fact that you've made it to 4 days is big.

If you have better things to do, why not cancel the install? No need to tempt yourself. I hope all goes well for you, and know that anybody who wants to stop gaming is welcome here, no matter what may have just happened in RL 5 minutes ago.

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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Big hugs!!! I vote to cancel

Big hugs!!! I vote to cancel the install. Surrounding one's self with people is difficult when one has spent a lot of time isolating with games.

For me, the trick has been to figure a way to manage my life, so that no matter if I am alone, or in a crowd... my mind is not in the game..

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Congrats on the four

Congrats on the four days!!

I third the vote to cancel the install. It would be less of a temptation than leaving it to uninstall later. Your first goal is a great one. Do you have non-gamer or other supportive friends to talk to when you are feeling tempted? Coming here helps too, I spent a LOT of time here when I first quit.


"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." ~Michel de Montaigne

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Are you freaking kidding

Are you freaking kidding me??? I had people on here to help me get to four HOURS, and I really think four days is HUGE when you're giving up gaming. {{Cheering, clapping, jumping up and down to celebrate with you}}}

I give another vote for canceling the install.

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Congrat! You did good, keep

Congrat! You did good, keep it up!

It's good to have goals and dreams, but while you're waiting for things to change, waiting for promises to come to pass, don't be discontent with where you are. Learn to enjoy the season that you're in--Pastor Joel Osteen

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