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.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!
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.
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.
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.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.Does anybody like hearing that predictable advice anyways? An example of this is the common advice given to people that are overweight – specifically the ones who are overweight and do something about it.. But a major reason these people are overweight is because they’re lazy.I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I read that predictable advice it just pisses me off. What’s the common advice you get when you’re overweight? (I know it’s not the only reason, but let’s be real here, it’s a major one.) If someone is lazy, are they really going to go running? I’m an athletic guy, I’m driven, and the amount of effort it takes me to go for a run is tremendous.He joked about buying the game again so we could play.