How to end my computer game addiction?

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Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by tbieter » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:35 pm

tbieter wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Londoner wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 am
How about learning a language online, using something like Duolingo? Lots of little challenges to be overcome, a clear sense of progression. You can comment on the process and get responses from other 'players'. And unlike most computer games, you can use the skills you acquire in real life, with real people.
Practice self-discipline by using will power. When you go online and experience the desire to play, resist, and go to this forum. Then sign off and run from your computer. The more you resist a desire, the weaker it becomes. Thomas Aquinas and William James both taught this psychological principle. This is how I quit smoking, without using any aid, after two packs a day for fifty years. Now I have no desire to smoke even though the smell of someone smoking near me is enticing. Self-discipline is a virtue.
I see that on October 17 I will celebrate a 10th anniversary of being on this forum.

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