When we weren’t practicing as a team, I would practice on my own. For the next year I played this game 16 hours a day, every day. I’m not kidding: I played 16 hours a day every day for over a year.
I took that game so seriously I actually took lessons for it from one of the best guys in the world. If I didn’t have better things to do, I would login to my account and show everybody the total number of days played vs. I had the #1 ranked hunter on the server I played on, and after transferring to a new server (one of the more popular ones), I was recruited by a top 10 guild in the world to be on their roster.
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.
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.Figure out that problem and you have a better chance of getting that person on a treadmill. Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of this article, let me first prove to you that I am a credible source on this topic.I don’t want to be another one of those clueless people I talked about above giving advice on this topic when I have no idea what I’m talking about.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.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.Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.I started to play “DOTA” for a few months before I decided to take my life more seriously.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.