I used to game 8 hours a day or more. I don't do that anymore except for everyone once in awhile, especially if I don't have access to my computer. I know I could me spending my time more wisely like learning how to program or something. People ask me,"What hobbies do you have?" I usually just say "Nothing." "Are you into computers or anything?" "Yeah but I don't do anything specific."
I want to learn more about computers because that is what I want to pursue a career in, but I have no idea what. If I get bored on the computer, I usually go into a grumpy mood and just want to play video games. Does anyone have any advice on how I can break this and start using my time more wisely?
asked Jul 06 '10 at 09:51
If you are on a PC, the easiest programming language for you to start out on, from recommendations I've seen, would be Visual Basic. If you're on a Mac, start of with AppleScript, as that has got to be the easiest programming language in the world. Once you've had some fun with that, then start learning Objective-C, where you can make Mac and iPhone applications, and then start making money off of them as well.
answered Jul 06 '10 at 10:21
First, uninstall the games. Then playing them will be a little tougher because you have to wait.
answered Jul 06 '10 at 10:12
A good way to stop your 'addiction' is to pull your pc apart, right down to taking the motherboard out and even the processor (but be really careful with the processor). You might want to pick up some thermal paste when you put the heat sink back on the processor.
If you have the manual for the motherboard then try and get to know what each part is so if someone ever asks then you can simply say 'this is the agp slot, this is used for graphics cards, bla bla, blu bla, bla bla'.
Doing this will enable you to learn about it, and stop you playing games.
If you have your windows disk then you could try putting a version of Linux on your pc. Something even like Arch which makes you put the graphical interface on your self will be a good learning tool (though you really need another pc to read the manual on)
But any linux distro will stop you gaming and teach you a bit about computers.
If you have an interest in computers then try and find out what interests you about them. If you do learn programming then it will take a bit of dedication as you are not going to be a pro in two days. Try and build something worthwhile too or try and aim to make something useful.
You could also try joining some clubs if there are any in your area to do things that interest you. You may find that you will get grumpy after a few days of not gaming. I think this is pretty normal, you may even get depressed if you come to realize you have nothing going on in your life except gaming.
If you cannot find any clubs then see if there are any good online communities and try and take part in them. I've been on forums when I used to mod my car and randomly met up with a bunch of strangers just through the forums, it was a bit odd but really fun and I made some new friends out of it.
Get outside, if you have a push bike (bicycle) then go for a ride or go for regular walks. Fresh air is one of the best cures for stress, boredom and anger.
You could try cutting your game time down, gaming is fun and there is nothing wrong with it, pick one game and just play that for a few hours a night or devote one day to it if that's easier but do other things during the week.
I'm sure i've missed a bunch of things, but that's just a few ideas to get you started.
answered Jul 06 '10 at 10:37
Get a computer with a crappy graphics card. This way, you won't be playing any games.
answered Jul 06 '10 at 10:18
When you have free time and you decide to play a game, start of by playing for only 2 hours. Set a alarm if you have to. Also, you might want to stay away from other gamers and focus on controlling your time spent alone. Try replacing your gaming hours with another hobbie on certain days. There are plenty of hobbies you can do besides video games; such as, playing a sport,reading,walking,talking with family, and etc.
answered Jul 06 '10 at 16:30
Spend one day and do a 24 hour non stop gaming session and beat all of your current games or at east try to (you can even use some cheat codes) after that, the games wont be fun to replay and new games don't come out often.
No good new games means no gaming even if you wanted to and if you have games that cant be beaten, then the act of non stop gaming for a day will make you sick of the game and you will be game addiction free for a few weeks.
self control is a beautiful thing said the fat man=)
answered Jul 20 '10 at 01:16
Profile says you're 15. Like the Stop Smoking Treatments, replace your Gaming Addiction with something else, then ween yourself off of that.
You're not alone. Others are addicted to gaming:
answered Jul 20 '10 at 02:15