Growing up I played video games as much as I possibly could.It got to the point where I would refuse to even do any chores around the house because that would take time away from playing video games.I didn’t play video games casually either; I played them to an extremely competitive level, competed in tournaments and ran one of my teams like you would run a business.
If I were overweight, running would be a huge challenge for me.
Again, eating healthy is good and all, but that takes effort too, and changing your eating habits is not exactly an exciting proposition – which is why a ton of people don’t do it. The right advice is to find a solution to the actual problem: their laziness, lack of drive, lack of self-worth, lack of self-esteem, etc.
You can’t limit your time; you can’t use it as a reward. I’m not talking about making this decision like you make other decisions, which you aren’t really serious about. If not, you will end up playing them again and again, wasting your days playing some stupid video game, justifying it in a thousand different ways.
A firm commitment is absolutely crucial, but it isn’t enough.
Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.
I started to play “DOTA” for a few months before I decided to take my life more seriously.
When you have nothing else to do on a Friday night, what do you do? When you come home tired after working 9–5, what do you do? When you’re looking to just relax for a minute and kill some time, what do you do? And soon this turns into a major addiction, and one of the hardest ones to break.
Disclaimer: this article is for people who have a desire to quit playing video games (or want to help someone they know who is addicted.) If you aren’t looking to quit, then this article is not for you.
From here I moved onto Counterstrike 1.6, which ended up being the game I would play the most.