Originally Posted by clao
I am overweight hovering 250-280 my entire teen years (although this was even before I was gaming so I think its a me problem then a gaming problem) I work 8hr a day and then come home and neither play games for maybe 4 to 5hrs and then go sleep and repeat. Quit my old job that paid me good and then rehired immediately at another location (accounting degree we get hire like fire on oil) weekends usually go fishing or go to the occasional street racing scene and have a look at all the supped up cars. I think I only have like 5 to 10 IRL friends only lol.
I think if I quit gaming might be able to lose weight and maybe get a life again ahhaha
5-10 friends in real life IS AWESOME...I can name maybe 3. Real friends that is.
I was always into sports, but what I didn't touch on is that gaming destroyed my sleep patterns too, I would stay up till 3 sometimes playing, then go to work exhausted. My heart was affected. I almost caught a heart attack, because my body was run down due to lack of sleep for a period of 3 years.
I am only now regaining my ground of good health, by sleeping more and feeling better. I was walking around with red eyes and sand bags under my eyes, my heart could not handle it. I am so glad there is traction now with reality.
I am not saying that I will quit gaming completely, but I need time to reflect and recover mentally and physically from it.
You know I realized how many times I could have went to see my friends, but didn't...because I just stayed and played. How many times I wanted to see my Mom, but I wanted to play more.
Priorities out of order is a bad thing.
Originally Posted by psyclum
you are still fine... since you are still using the unit of measure in hours. 1300hr may sound like alot, but it's not really that much... my /played time back in my EQ addiction was over 1000 "days" between the few main toons i had. and /played measures the time that you are actually logged into the EQ servers. granted i wasn't always playing while logged in, but having well over 24000 hours logged into the EQ servers, i'm pretty sure i clocked at least half of that just farming / raiding
when you are in a raiding guild, you are pretty much committed to 8 hrs a day 6 days a week of raiding. and you still have to keep up with your own leveling / farming on your own clock
so 1300 hr's goes by pretty quick
i mean it wasn't hard to clock in 30+ hours just on the weekends when an expansion came out and you are expected to reach level cap ASAP so we can raid
anyway. you're fine with just 1300 hr's
when you start measuring in "days" instead of "hours" then you may have to start considering quitting
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S
I thought 300+ hours in BF3 was bad in my college days...
Good for you. I recently have knocked down my gaming to a near minimum now. Basically I'm to the point of..."What's the point"... mentality with most games.
I basically game on my downtime when I'm not with fam/taking care of stuff/work/cleaning etc...
21 days of goodness, another 21 days of betterness, and last 21 days of greatness! You got it man!
I've started running in the mornings. I did ROTC back in the day but never went in the service, man I was fit... Now, not so bad but a long way to get where I want to be. I'm upto 3.5mi but I'm hoping to do a half this fall...
Best of LUCK!
It's amazing just how much extra things you can do without gaming, I'm personally surprised myself. Glad to hear you are running again, a good change from sitting still in the same place.
Originally Posted by JackCY
So what are some activities you would suggest to do that are able to get one's attention, can be done anywhere and don't require you to invest loads of money into them, much like gaming is almost free and widely available with minimum investment needed.
I've been on both sides, but I'm curious as to what activities you personally found interesting and able to grab your attention enough to stay with them, especially ones that are affordable to anyone.
I record music, it has been my main hobby since 2006 or so. It stimulates so much creativity and does get me high, literally. I feel so much energy after recording something that is close to my heart. Even next day, my mindstate is positive, even if I recorded a sad song.
I also do medical hypnosis for people that helps people on mental and spiritual level. It's work, but it's very fulfilling, because I can see how much I helped a person afterwards.
I was volunteering in hospital, and animal shelter/wildlife center. It helps your soul grow. It's very fulfilling to me overall, knowing that you have a purpose in this life.
Last, but not least....go out on some dates with women (if you are not married
), woman's point of view is quite refreshing at times. And without getting too vulgar...sex is great Edited by XLifted - 6/23/16 at 7:37pm