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gaming addiction is ruining my life
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hi /adv/

I just can't spend any time at home working

I just play vidya

I don't even read anymore, I used to read books like crazy

I want to study, my grades are really going down and it's going to ruin my future

I just can't concentrate at all, my grades are shit, all because of gaming

without gaming though, I can feel no joy in life anymore

What do I do now? I spend 9 hours a day on my PC.
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>>16689216
suck some dick
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>>16689216
Go somewhere else to study, like a coffee shop or library.
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>>16689216

decide what is more important, gaming or your studies. then build your life around what is more important.

imo people put too much emphasis on getting a career they dont really want. its not that hard to make it in the world and live a reasonably comfortable life that suits your hobbies.

that being said, lets operate under the assumption that you are going to want to continue studying.

here is what you do
>make a list of everything you need to do school wise
>divide it by what needs to be done that specific day
>its its generic 'study' time, set out a certain amount of time you want to adhere to

then you just do it. you can play video games / hang out with friends / other leisure activities only when you complete your daily tasks. have a check list and mark things off as you go.

>BUT ACTUALLY DOING WHAT I NEED TO DO IS HARD CUZ I CAN JUST WALK OVER TO MY COMPUTER AND CLICK A BUTTON

if this is your outlook about the situation then youa re fucked. no amount of advice we can give you will help cuz even saying something like 'delete the games; will lead to you saying 'THAT WONT WORK CUZ I CAN JUST REINSTALL THEM'

you have to have a human level of accountability here if you want this to work at fucking all.

the best things i can offer is
>make the checklist
>adhere to it
>Reward yourself only when its been completed
>try and use a buddy system to make sure you dont sneak away (re: roommates / parents dictating when you can or cant play video games).
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>>16689216

Listen here dirtbag.

I've wanted to be a doctor to help people or be but games destroyed my chance to be the thing i wanted i did not have support to deal with the addiction.
I've failed high school,4 years wasted.
Now i have a job for 3 years now.
My job as disgraceful as it is payed for my games,gaming rig and other shits.
Now at 21 after 3 years i've finally considered going to uni.
So chin up there always a way.
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>>16689240
You guys are retarded

I still was first on my server to clear Naxxramas while having straight A's in highschool

Highschool is a joke

Must suck to be stupid
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>>16689248

Different Country different shit,trust me it's not that simple.
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thanks for advice guys

I'll try the checklist, try to get back to y'all in a week or two to tell ya if it works out
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Addiction is very often a sign of something else going wrong in your life, anon. You need to try really hard and figure out why you're craving games so much. For many people, it's because they need more friends in real life to do fun things with. Do you play any sports with your friends? Do you go on trips? Being social is really critical to your mental health no matter how much of a loner people think they are. You might also be stressed out about something in life and gaming is your way of simply avoiding the problem. This is harder to deal with. In 99% of the cases, it's a combination of many factors.
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>>16689267
I guess it might be a combination of
-Stress from not living up to my expectations of myself
-Shame from fucking up at studies so badly despite having no other big problems in life (rich and loving family, etc.)
-lack of concentration and study skills (elementary and middle were easy as fuck for me so never developed them)

As for friends, I have quite a few friends at school but we don't go to trips etc. often. Nobody truly close but I have a lot of fun with them.

Only other significant hobby is reading and porn. Tiny bit of tennis and electric guitar on the side.

I think I like games because they immerse me to the point where I lose self-awareness (I forget my problems, troubles, not stressed by IRL stuff, etc.)
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adding to prev post, most people I act like close friends around are in a single tiny forum
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What is Vidya? A dumb word for video-games?
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>>16689330
yes
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>>16689333
Thanks
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Burn your PC or console. 9 hours is serious shit mane, cut it tomorrow.
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>>16689248
Not 40 man, assclown.
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>>16689216
Just do your study stuff in the morning. Make a tight schedule; do everyday a bit, a few hours should be enough to get a pass. Chapter 1 monday, chapter 2 tuesday, wednesday assignment x; you get the idea. Now the trick is, to only play games when you are done with your daily requirements and not a moment sooner. This way you can grow some discipline.Now you can game in the evening for hours, but only after having done your shit.
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>>16689216
smoke meth
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>>16689220
Why haven't you killed yourself Pegasus? Why do you hang around the /adv/ boards like a bad smell?
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>>16689562
>boards

Hello reddit
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>>16689599
I could if he said "this sub" but you're just being a faggot. You know that 4chan has boards unless you're the red fit or newfag
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Its not because of gaming OP

maybe you dont value the commitments due to a greater understanding of the framework itself

video games are designed, sand-box experiences. I wonder why you have lost your curiosity. Why do you bother to play them? Do you play against people? or more Fallout..
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>hi /adv/
>
>I just can't spend any time at home working
>
>I just shoot smack
>
>I don't even read anymore, I used to read books like crazy
>
>I want to study, my grades are really going down and it's going to ruin my future
>
>I just can't concentrate at all, my grades are shit, all because of Heroin
>
>without H though, I can feel no joy in life anymore
>
>What do I do now? I spend 9 hours a day in my chair
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