First Blog Post-Video Game Addiction
So, this is my first blog post and honestly, I couldn't think of a better topic.
So, some of you might have noticed a significant drop in activity these last few weeks, so I figure I'd explain why. You see, I am an addict. Not the funny "I am so addicted to this game, man! :)" kind, but the real kind.
I have a serious problem and I have had this problem for quite some time.
It all started back when I was younger (around 5 or so) when I was given my first video game system, which was a yellow Game Boy Color with a copy of Pokemon Yellow version. Around the same time, my father passed suddenly due to a preexisting heart condition. At that age, I didn't know how to cope, so I ended up using my games as a means of escape.
This continued throughout my life, through spinal surgeries, chronic pain, depression, and everything else life brought to me, and it ended up escalating. A few years back, I could snatch up 8-13 hours a day on games. After meeting my significant other, it got a little better as I got out more, got a job, and had more opportunities to pass the time and not dwell on the games I wasn't playing.
Due to stress and other issues, this problem started getting worse again. I started overthinking about them and they, yet again, became a problem in my life. Absorbing my thought pattern, taking over my schedules, and ruining my ability to communicate. So, I decided to start working myself back to where I was. My fiance had the idea to cut down to 15 minutes(One check of Fallout Shelter) a day and the occasional multiplayer game I play with her+a bit of VITA on the bus ride to work.
I've been doing this for about 3 weeks now, and the difficulty is enormous. So many days I want to pig out and platinum Shadow of Mordor in a day or just have free play time in general, but am currently pushing through it.
I am posting this here, since I figured there would be plenty of people who understand the pull of gaming, and that few things can absorb you quite like them.
Anyway, hope you enjoy learning a bit more about me and maybe I'll post some more of these things in the future.