Day 4 - Not sure what to do with myself

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Day 4 - Not sure what to do with myself

I have been gaming for so long that it was really my only single "hobby". It took up all of my extra time (and, to be fair, time that I didn't have). When I wasn't playing video games I was looking up video game reviews, surfing gaming websites, or just thinking about video games. Such a bloody waste of time. Makes me mad thinking about all the wasted time. But I degress.

I don't feel the urge (at least at the moment) to rush back to playing video games. I'm entertaining the idea of selling my console and just being rid of it for good but, sadly, a part of me still isn't ready to let it go. This isn't a case of me thinking that I'll get to gaming with a schedule or time restriction. I know myself well enough to realize that it's not in me to just play here and there. I'm all in or not at all. 

I read over the 12 step recovery today for the first time. Pretty heavy stuff. I'll get there. It's still very hard for me to admit that gaming is an addiction even though I know that it is. 

Anyway, here's to day 4. I hope everybody out there is staying strong and going game free. I think we all know that life can only be better without them. 

Good luck all.

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Strength to you! Thanks for

Strength to you! Thanks for update.

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Thanks for sharing my friend 

Thanks for sharing my friend 

Never alone, go to meetings <3 Mumble voice meetings on cgaa are great, see you there <3

 

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Day 5

Four days free so far! Had a dream last night that I sat down for just a quick game. Same kind of dreams I would have when I quit smoking. Such a relief to wake up from that. 

I have been more productive these past four days then I have been in a very long time. Unfortunately, I have also noticed that I'm more irritable then usual. Just have to remember to be aware of myself. 

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