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.
From here I moved onto Counterstrike 1.6, which ended up being the game I would play the most.
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!
Maybe you even type “How to quit playing video games” into Google. A bunch of crap that doesn’t work at all, because the people who wrote the articles wrote what the What the fuck? Going to a friends house seems like good advice, except their friends are likely also playing video games, so now you are just making the problem worse, and limiting the time you play never works at all.
You can’t limit your time; you can’t use it as a reward. I’m not talking about making this decision like you make other decisions, which you aren’t really serious about. If not, you will end up playing them again and again, wasting your days playing some stupid video game, justifying it in a thousand different ways.
A firm commitment is absolutely crucial, but it isn’t enough.
A day or two after I moved in, one of my roommates, Ben, and I began to discuss our previous involvement in competitive video games, specifically the game Starcraft.
I mentioned how I took the game very seriously and “was very good”.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.I told him not to do it, because I wasn’t playing any games anymore. I was laughing on the outside but inside I was pissed. I gave in and played a few games with him, where he absolutely crushed me.If people at my house were playing, I would go do something else.