Are you addicted to video games? Most importantly, are you aware of that? Addiction, of any kind, is heinous to your health and lifestyle. It’s true, these days it’s really difficult to not get addicted to a lot of things.
You might often proudly announce that your family is lucky because you are not addicted to drugs. Yes, that they are. However, are they really lucky? For example, your girlfriend is all excited to spend some time with you, but all you do is stare at the screen and play video games. Now she’s certainly not lucky. Or your parents, waiting for you at the dinner table but you don’t show up. Why? Video games. Isn’t that affecting your family?
If you’re reading this article, it can be presumed that you are very well aware of the damage this addiction has done or, is doing to your lifestyle.
Here Are Few Ways You Could Get Rid Of Your Addiction.
Reduce The Number Of Systems
If you have more than one system to play video games, then limit the number to one. This way you’ll be able to control your desire to play the same game in every system you own. It will save time.
Don’t Entirely Stop Playing
Just like drugs, video games can be an addiction. The goal is to stay away from both. However, you can play video games and not be addicted to them. If you stop altogether, there might be a generation of a void. This might end up in you sinking totally in the world of video games. It’ll be funny (read dangerous) if you end up getting even more into video games.
Say No To Mmos
People have died playing MMOs. These games require you to play them continuously without a break. They are extremely addictive. So, say no to MMOs unless of course, you want to follow those guys to the grave.
Set A Routine
Chalk out a routine. Specify the hours of gaming time and reward yourself with a treat every time you can achieve the goal. Don’t forget to reinforce yourself for the commendable job.
Get up, walk around, know the humans who live with you in your home, meet the unique creatures called birds, surprise yourself with a decent meal, amuse your friend by showing up at a get-together. It’s fun!
Often addiction is a result of something else altogether. Make sure you are going in the right direction. Nobody will know the cause better than you. So, it’s up to you. Confide in someone. Let them help you. Visit a therapist. It’s not like you’ll be transferred to a mental asylum overnight. There’s nothing to be afraid of or ashamed of. Whatever be the cause, it’s choice whether you want to be the victim or not.
If you’re not being to get rid of your gaming addiction no matter how hard you try, it’s best to seek professional help. Just as it has been mentioned above, the will to recover is important. Perseverance is of utmost importance. With patience and hard work, getting rid of addiction can be made much easier.