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How to Recover Your Life After an Addiction to Video Games

Updated on December 18, 2017
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Brian is a personal developmemt enthusiast who believes that everyone has a chance to live out their lives and to empower them to achieve.

"Video games coming soon” is a common interest of gamers. The love for video games can become the cost of one’s life if their consumption of video games becomes very disturbing. The purpose of video games is to give us some fun to refresh and rebuild ourselves, and not to become an occupation in its own self. Addiction to video games becomes undesirable when one comes to terms with the limited time they have to do what they ought to do, be it studies, work or family. You have found yourself at crossroads, facing the addiction to video games and certainly, an escape is what you will have to do. You have decided to escape, to escape from the almost lifelong slavery to video games. Here is how you will do it. Usually when one comes to realize that they are addicted to something and now are totally determined to escape, the first thing that comes to mind is “What have I lost during this addiction?” One true valuable item you have lost in this period, is TIME. Time is the most valuable resource that God has given to all men, I have heard it said that treat time cheaply and it will treat you like shit. Today come to terms with the fact that you have lost time, and let us now embark on helping you find out what you could have done with all this time wasted in video games, can you still do these things you have missed, can you still love those people you have ignored because of video games, can you still retake that paper you failed because of not reading it enough as you were playing video games? Can you still find that girlfriend you have ignored for the past time, can you still apply for that job you got fired from because of your incompetence at work as instead of doing work tasks at home you played games and failed to deliver reports on time? If yes, this is the first remedy, this is getting back a life after a life of only video games. If you still can, go love your family like you have never loved them before, call that girlfriend you have not talked to in a while and tell her that you love her.

Send in your application again to that company and this time be competent. Is there a hobby you have almost given up on, Say football, golf, baseball name it, call up some friends that share that hobby and suggest a game over the weekend. If it is an exam you have failed due to your addiction to video games, reapply to take that exam if it still means a lot to you. Study for the exam like you are reclaiming the time you wasted with video games. Make a goal to excel in this test and let this be your best revenge for this games addiction. Video games taking over your life means weakening your relationships with family and friends, neglecting important duties like a place of work, school. These are things you have to get back. The biggest way of weighing between things especially during decision making is to analyze and see if something will help you five years into your future. Games have definitely cost you a monetary cost. Look at all the money you have lost buying the technologies and the games. What could you have done with this money that you now can’t do because you have misused your money? List down these items and make an aim to buy them. Now open up a savings box for the money you need to buy these items, may be you want to buy the IPhone X. Whenever you want to buy that new video game, instead save money in your savings box and aim to raise up to the total sum you need to buy your first item on the list. Do these until you buy all that you wrote on your list? Make sure you don’t add your entire paycheck to the savings box because certainly you couldn’t have spent it all on video games, save there only what you were tempted to spend on buying video games.

You will realize how much value you have been taking out of your life because of your game addiction and certainly this will set you back on a path to recover your life. Having spent a lot of your time sited before a computer or console, it is needless to say that you have bad health, little to no exercise, poor posture considering that you might be harming your eye sight to. This is dangerous and as you look to see how you will regain your life, look at how you will regain your health, how you will regain your physically fit body. This is going to get you to make some pushups in the morning before you shower and some pushups before you shower in the evening, drink plenty of water during this time and focus on getting back any exercise schedules you had in the past. You will recover your body and perhaps even become better, more physically fit that you were before which will even set you a greater path to reclaim your health and fitness from video games. If you are to look at it in terms of what you have lost and trying to regain it, you will get a life after a life of only video games.

Send in your application again to that company and this time be competent. Is there a hobby you have almost given up on, Say football, golf, baseball name it, call up some friends that share that hobby and suggest a game over the weekend. If it is an exam you have failed due to your addiction to video games, reapply to take that exam if it still means a lot to you. Study for the exam like you are reclaiming the time you wasted with video games. Make a goal to excel in this test and let this be your best revenge for this games addiction. Video games taking over your life means weakening your relationships with family and friends, neglecting important duties like a place of work, school. These are things you have to get back. The biggest way of weighing between things especially during decision making is to analyze and see if something will help you five years into your future. Games have definitely cost you a monetary cost. Look at all the money you have lost buying the technologies and the games. What could you have done with this money that you now can’t do because you have misused your money? List down these items and make an aim to buy them. Now open up a savings box for the money you need to buy these items, may be you want to buy the IPhone X. Whenever you want to buy that new video game, instead save money in your savings box and aim to raise up to the total sum you need to buy your first item on the list. Do these until you buy all that you wrote on your list?

Make sure you don’t add your entire paycheck to the savings box because certainly you couldn’t have spent it all on video games, save there only what you were tempted to spend on buying video games. You will realize how much value you have been taking out of your life because of your game addiction and certainly this will set you back on a path to recover your life. Having spent a lot of your time sited before a computer or console, it is needless to say that you have bad health, little to no exercise, poor posture considering that you might be harming your eye sight to. This is dangerous and as you look to see how you will regain your life, look at how you will regain your health, how you will regain your physically fit body. This is going to get you to make some pushups in the morning before you shower and some pushups before you shower in the evening, drink plenty of water during this time and focus on getting back any exercise schedules you had in the past. You will recover your body and perhaps even become better, more physically fit that you were before which will even set you a greater path to reclaim your health and fitness from video games. If you are to look at it in terms of what you have lost and trying to regain it, you will get a life after a life of only video games.

© 2017 Brian L Nathans

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