How obsessive gamers can quit playing

Cam Adair, founder of "Game Quitters," says finding alternate activities is key for people hoping to stop playing video games.
1:57 | 05/25/17

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Fail I share for different tips I have for you if you weren't playing video games but first it is that you need to commit to a ninety day detox. You need to reset period and ninety days is what research shows us it takes for your brains reset. Tick numbers you if you need to identify why you play there for reasons why you play. Temporary escape social connection causing measurable growth. And purpose these are just human needs you have there's nothing wrong with them. If you're gonna quit gaming you need to find those in replacement activities but first he had something mentally engaging this is learning a new language. Learning a new instrument. Joining us sports team something it allows you to. They get that sense of challenge the second activity something wresting something you can view a hole when you're tired and bored. From the day reading cooking listening pod cast calling a friend anyway where you can have relaxed from the day with out going to games. Having some new activities you can view where you can make some new friends on other things in common with you. I'm having any doubt we'll hopeful. Number three schedule your day. When you quit gaming. You're gonna experienced things like cravings so being intentionally with higher spending your time choosing those new activities that traverse you. That will hold a lot and a fourth care. It's a joy to support community. You want to surround yourself by other people who were on the same journey is you seeking do you have on style gaming on credit you can drinking but it is forum. Or you can find a twelve step program locally but pioneer supports me where you can surround yourself by other people who understand what you're going through. He can be vulnerable angry you can share openly. And have them actually relate to your experience there are tens of thousands of people all over the world. That are on his journey with you take your one day at a time and remember that you've got this.

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