Video games are without question one of the hardest and biggest obstacles to overcome when you first get involved in a journey of self-improvement.
At least that’s what I told myself at the time, but the main reason (looking back) that I moved was in order .
I had just moved into a new house with two roommates who I didn’t know very well.
For Parents: How do you help your son/daughter quit playing video games? The tragedy is that many of the people playing video games night after night are aware of this too! (If this is you, you’ve come to the right place.) One night you decide you have had enough and you try to quit. The reason they are playing video games is to avoid studying!
Maybe you even type “How to quit playing video games” into Google. A bunch of crap that doesn’t work at all, because the people who wrote the articles wrote what the What the fuck? Going to a friends house seems like good advice, except their friends are likely also playing video games, so now you are just making the problem worse, and limiting the time you play never works at all.
If people at my house were playing, I would go do something else.
It took a strong will but I was eventually able to break the habit, and as time went on, it became easier and easier. Which brings me to the first and absolute most important puzzle to quitting video games: You must have a firm commitment to not play them. You must make the decision not to touch them at all ever again.Figure out that problem and you have a better chance of getting that person on a treadmill. Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of this article, let me first prove to you that I am a credible source on this topic.I don’t want to be another one of those clueless people I talked about above giving advice on this topic when I have no idea what I’m talking about.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.Growing up I played video games as much as I possibly could.