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I need advice on life at my 24 years of age. After getting a

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I need advice on life at my 24 years of age. After getting a stable job and becoming 5% more mature in some areas, I get these thoughts everyday: I want to live a simpler traditional life. I am currently surrounded by technology, videogames, devices, music, videos, information, but none of that makes me happy. The question is, how do I detach from years and years of indoors nerding? What would you consider a "hard reset" and how to do it? Do I even want to do it, or do I accept that I live like this?

All of my hobbies involve material things and electronic things, I cannot cut wood, make bread or paint.
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>>18523361
Go to a meditation retreat. Then build a cabin in the woods and die from lime disease.
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Forcing yourself into changes you don't really want is not sustainable. Keep your machines, maybe unplugged or in storage, until you forget about them (i.e. you really don't need them). Until then, find a better, alternative way of life and really feel the benefits. When you do use those machines, stay mindful of how it affects you. Your mind will naturally let go of habits it understands to be bad, the thing is to teach it.
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I have this problem to op I would go out and party with people my age but im very jaded about things. Knowledge and our machines are just an extension of ourselves always doing what we want which is why we find comfort in them. Im trying to step out of my comfort zone
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when you next book annual leave from work (vacation or otherwise) perhaps for 2 weeks, try not using any technology and see if it brings you the happiness you seek. Based on that make a career or lifestyle decision.
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>>18523411

Am I really forcing myself into this though? It feels like my mind keeps poking me with this idea, not the other way around, but you're probably right that going to extremes doesn't help

>>18523418

Yeah I feel like we are hamsters in a hamster wheel just chasing the next electronic "high" day after day inside our little rooms

>>18523423

Vacation is coming up, it's the whole month of August. I have money and time, and yet I have no idea what to do with it. The way things have turned out, I would automatically spend august indoors playing videogames
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>>18523556
>Am I really forcing...
That's for you to decide. If you feel like you're ready to take that step, then do it and don't look back, more power to you. Just have a plan for what you want to do with all your newfound time.
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>>18523573

Yeah that might be the first step. To actually get an idea of who I am and what I would like to do, and then doing it with true intent and purpose.

>>18523394

As much of a meme this thought is, you know what? On some retarded level, I would prefer that over dying after a life of computer games, closed doors and indoors living.
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>>18523556

Your wanting to abstain from video games and other tech really raises some other bigger questions. So, you're addicted to using them and have recognised they're not making you happy, yet you still use them, this is addiction. I guess it only becomes an addiction if you're out of control. One thing that may help would be to agree with yourself it's ok to play them once a week, say on a Friday and try filling your other time doing more productive things.
I think you've done very well to recognise this 'instant gratification' reward system that controls our lives nowadays and I'm currently going through the same thoughts with excessive porn use.

Whilst being out of work makes things more difficult, there are other things that may offer some comfort. Offer to walk dogs or volunteer at a shelter, plan your next career move, look into more social endeavours, plan a DIY project, gardening, meditation, study an interest, read, paint/ draw, brain storm business ideas. Hope these suggestions were of some use
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>>18523598
Not op but this is all I know. Everything might as well as be a distraction. I recognize I have a problem using computers and playing games and shit all day sometimes although not so much anymore but I don't see it as boring when im doing it. Now im more conscious though more questioning I realize I have a problem but im not sure what else I can do because this is all I know. I have friends but I shun them some days I don't want to go out and other times im not in the position to do so cause it's way too late in the night. I even question going out with them because it seems quite menial at times. I do work but all my free time seems to be spent aimlessly at home.
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>>18523598

Hey, OP here and thank you so much for your suggestions. Like, really, that list just sparked so many ideas for August. As for the addiction part, I don't really feel like I am addicted. I have disconnected my room's computer for 30 days before, and it was.. more or less the same, it was ok. I just feel like I have learned to live like this, and I don't know how to live in a different way

>>18523620

I know that sensation. It's not like we HAVE to do things a certain way, but inside of you you just know it; it is healthier and just more rewarding to go out with some friends. Somehow, this giant input of digital entertainment has left us numb, aimless. Don't you feel weird when somebody asks other people what they did in the weekend? What the fuck did I do in the weekend?

What did I do the last year apart from working? And this is not shaming myself either. My lifestyle is viable and logical, it makes sense. But if we raise the standards to which we hold ourselves to, this is not really who I want to be.
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>>18523361
Start small. Go for walks, do voluntary work, etc. >>18523598 made good suggestions. Try implementing something of the sort into your routine, some daily activity that has nothing to do with electronics.
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