14-06-2012 11:36 AM - edited 14-06-2012 11:36 AM
I've quite my 8 year long addiction and I feel proud. I was completely addicted to World Of Warcraft, and I'm not even joking, I seriously had problems, I've lost all to most of my friends, I use to be super chubby, I lost confidence and got social anxiety, developed speech problems and many more things. But .. The one thing that made me stop my addiction was this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTPAOWa83S4
No way will I play a game with cute fluffy panda's doing dances like this, I feel like an complete child, time to change my life around I think :] I need cookies for managing to stop my subscription. ^. ^ Such an achievement!
I played this game, every year for 8 years, 10 hours a day in one sitting, sometimes I'd stay up for a full 24 hours on weekends loosing all great sleep. Now that I look over the time I've spent, and the things I've lost, I feel like an idiot, 8 great years of my life spent inside my one room, I should probably seek medical help ?
on 14-06-2012 11:41 AM
on 14-06-2012 11:51 AM
14-06-2012 11:56 AM - edited 14-06-2012 11:59 AM
If you just go and replace your addiction, this new thing will just be your new addiction.
You need to seek medical help, yes.
Practice distractions. Whenever you feel the need to go and play your addiction, go and do something else. Phone a friend, do a wordsearch, read a book, take a walk, write a blog entry, etc.
I was thinking that maybe getting a pet would help quite a bit, one that takes more looking after, not like a dog or anything, but something a bit more exotic like a Bearded Dragon Lizard. Its not the first time I've tried to quit, the game is always on my mind and that's not really natural. But anything can be accomplished, and so this time I've taken measures, such as request my Credit Card company to block payments to Blizzard. Waiting for word back on that one, but I think they;ll do it.
Thank you for the suggestions, I'd like to try a vlog actually. ^- ^ But I could get back into Manga, that's kind of like a book *shrug* =D
Humm, so do you guys think that something is Psychologically wrong, and that I'm addicted to gaming in general? Sorry I'm confused =(
14-06-2012 12:11 PM - edited 14-06-2012 12:13 PM
Nothing is wrong with you, addictions are common. If smokers had something wrong with them for their addiction, imagine how much that would cost on the NHS? xD
It's just, it's very hard to get over an additiction by yourself. You need help and support.
Personally, I wouldn't get something like an exotic pet. They need a LOT of the right treatment. They're expensive to keep too, plus you can't really play with them or anything, and they're so damn boring ><
Get a dog. You can play with him/her all the time, have cuddles etc. and it's something that will get you motivated to get out the house and walk
If you want one that's loyal and loving, go with a labrador or a retriever. We've had 2 springers in the past, and they were such nuts dogs, it was hard to keep them under control.
We now have a labrador and she's just so great. She's never once growled at anyone, or barked at someone in a negative way, only barked for attention when she wants to play
They are very easy to puppy train too. She was very easy to teach to go to the toilet outside.
Yeah, go for the manga, and I'll watch your vlogs and be your first subscriber if you like
14-06-2012 12:21 PM - edited 14-06-2012 12:22 PM
Thank you Elfen ^-^ Your a sweet soul. Think you've made me want to get a doggy =) I'll need to talk to my mom about it. Your awesome on every level :]! Please pardon my very quick response to your long message, I need to rush out but I appreciate everything you've said =). And thats a very cute picture :3.
on 14-06-2012 12:25 PM
on 14-06-2012 12:28 PM
on 14-06-2012 01:12 PM
Thank you Elfen ^-^ Your a sweet soul. Think you've made me want to get a doggy =)
Wasn't it you that rescued a dog once? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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