Commencing to Game

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Commencing to Game

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
You are reading from the book
Twenty Four Hours a Day Hardcover (24 Hours)

Thought for the Day

"Once an [addict], always an [addict]. Commencing to [game] after a period of sobriety, we are, in a short time, as bad as ever. If we have admitted we are [addicts], we must have no reservations of any kind, nor any lurking notion that some day we will be immune to [gaming]. What sort of thinking dominates an [addict] who repeats time after time the desperate experiment of the first [game]? Parallel with sound reasoning, there inevitably runs some insanely trivial excuse for [playing] the first [game]. There is little thought of what the terrific consequences may be." Have I given up all excuses for [playing] a [game]?"

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It's one of my favorite

It's one of my favorite readings! I definitly can not use again. I should never forget that. Today, was kinda cool for me. I was thinking of video games, but I had no desire to use whatsoever. That was a first for me, and I thought a great accomplishment. Thanks for such a positive share. :)

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I'd like to get to that

I'd like to get to that point, where I don't think about games or think about them without wanting to play. It gives me hope to see that it's posible. Thank you.

I joined yesterday, was determined not to game today but did. I played, then deleted the ap altogether from my phone. After that, I picked up my phone to game at work without thinking, and it took me a minute to remember that I deleted the ap.

I'm going to try to write whenever I open my laptop with gaming in mind.

Game free since.... 11am today!

Game free since 12am,, 1/15/14 A little humbler

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Good for you tired :) Can

Good for you tired :)

Can you get to the chat meetings at night? They are very helpful because you'd be with people just like you and me. It's easier to quit gaming together, with each other.

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Welcome! We are so glad that

Welcome! We are so glad that you have joined. Just keep working it one day at a time. (Sometimes even minute at a time) You can do it.

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Patria & Kim - as corny as

Patria & Kim - as corny as it sounds, I got tears in my eyes when I saw your replies - surprised that anyone would even care. Silly, huh? But thank you so much!

I find that I'm still in denial. I think that it'd be ok just to play one game. And I think that it really won't make any difference. Now THAT REALLY IS SILLY! and I realize it as soon as I get onto this site. So I'll keep getting on here whenever I can. It helps so much to see that other people have remained game-free for weeks and months and years. it IS posible.

-and I'll keep trying to get to the chat meetings.

Thanks again.

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Big hugs ToL. Welcome to

Big hugs ToL. Welcome to Olga. I hope to see you at a meeting sometime.

Ps: we all have those thoughts.. it may seem silly, but it's real. Our addiction wants to be fed.. but the more we starve it, the less power it has.

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Welcome to OLGA, ToL.  I've

Welcome to OLGA, ToL. I've totally gamed sometimes just as a matter of reflex or habit, and yes, giving up the games feels like giving up a little bit of who I am, and it's hard to do. The first time I had to tell people here that I'd gone back to games I teared up a bit when I found out that they weren't angry at me. We know what it's like...and it's really hard to get angry at somebody who actually wants to stop when you have personal experience with how hard it is to stop. Keep coming back...keep posting...make it to a meeting if you can.

My addict brain often tries to tell me that I'm "better" or that I can "control it" or some such nonsense...you're not alone on this one either. Hugs!

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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Welcome to OLGA, ToL! As we

Welcome to OLGA, ToL! As we like to say around here,"We get you!"

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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