I’m going to lead you on a journey on how to quit video games. I started gaming in the early 90’s. I was only around 5 years old when I started playing Star Wars Dark Forces. I loved the adventure! Over the next few years I would play all the N64 hits. Star Fox, Mario Kart, Super Smash,etc. I played every type of video game genre imaginable. Over the years I would pick up the new systems as they released.
First it was the PS2, Gamecube, and then the Xbox. I became a super competitive Halo 2 player and eventually becoming one of the best players in the world. A few years later the Xbox 360 and the PS3 were released and I found myself continuing to repeat the motions during the previous console generation. I loved the competition, adventure, and challenge that video games were giving me. I didn’t have the athletic ability in real life so video games were an outlet to competition.
This outlet then lead me to go on virtual adventures. Virtual environments can be or in many cases more entertaining then real life itself. At the time I was also being bullied at school. I had no friends,depressed, suicidal, and no life outside of school. During this time period video games gave me an outlet were I wasn’t bullied and was treated like a normal person. Online I dominated and everyone wanted me to be their friend. It was a good feeling that I didn’t want to lose. In fact I was treated better than a normal person, I was treated like a God online. Why would I want to quit videos games when I was the best?
The relationship that I had with video games could best be explained in the girlfriend boyfriend para dime in the sense that video games and the people online were always there for me. Fast forward a few years later and I began playing the Xbox One and PS4 consoles. The bullying had stopped by now but I still had the relationship with gaming. I knew it was slowing me down but I didn’t want to break up with her.
I was still playing 3-5 hours a day and many times more on weekends. After roughly 20 years I had a decision to make. Was I going to stay poor, play video games all day, or am I going to conquer my fears? I made the decision to conquer my fears! Instead of exploring a virtual environment I now explore the real world, make friends with real people ,and go on real adventures. With in my blog I will be detailing on how I have become video game free. Thanks for stopping in and I look forward to helping you on your journey to quitting video games.
Here is a video of me talking about my experiences as a video gamer and what led to me to play and quit playing video games. Click here.