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Gaming, the Great Escape.

Discussion in 'Social Anxiety Forum' started by janemariesayed, Dec 23, 2016.

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    Goofy

    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

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    I do still play the games but I get bored with them too which is great. I hope I get so bored at some point that I won't bother with them again. It's been on the news lately that gaming is considered as bad an addiction as gambling is.
     
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    I used to play video games a lot throughout HS as a way to escape. I would put off doing homework or studying just so i could play more, especially when i felt depressed. There would be entire weeks where my life revolved around gaming and everything else would be pushed to the side. Clearly, i had a lack of self control and that turned my gaming into an unhealthy habit.


    But I dont think your gaming habits are unhealthy, and most people can play games without becoming addicted. However, if you are using gaming to fill holes in your life, or to ignore feelings, then it's probably time to evaluate your gaming habits.

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    I keep giving up playing games and then going back to them. The thing is I get so much more done and feel better about myself when I don't play. At the moment I'm on a 'given up playing' mode again and I'm hoping that lasts. I remember I had a much better life before computer games. I used to paint in oils and do loads of research on my favourite subjects, and read. I would go out more and socialise. I think they are one of the worst legal things I've ever come across in my life.
     
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    My husband and I are both gamers. It is definitely a fun way to distract yourself from how you are feeling and escape for a while. I have been playing games a lot lately since I'm not currently working, but I do feel guilty at times because I could be doing something productive instead. I'm playing StarDew Valley lately and really enjoy it.
     
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    I am on and off the games. I am still struggling at times. When I listen to subliminals I do get productive. At the moment I'm only playing one game and it doesn't keep me on it all day. I like to be productive.
     
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    I can relate to that feeling. I prefer the feeling of actual acconplishment instead of artificial accomplishment(gaming).

    Last night i was up until 1 am gaming and i felt so empty when i went to sleep. Really wish i had worked on my schoolwork instead.

    Quitting games is difficult for me because I dont realize how empty I feel while I'm playing. That feeling only comes after you stop.
    Thats why i binge so much weekends.

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    You make a good point there about feeling empty inside. I get a guilt feeling too but when I'm playing I don't notice that empty feeling. When I end up being productive though, I go to bed pleased with myself and grateful that I managed to do something worthwhile.
     
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