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One of the reasons why you justify gaming during the winter is that it’s too cold to go outside, so you have “nothing better to do.” Especially if you don’t have a car.

So instead of being at home and being bored all day, you might as well game. Plus, gaming isn’t any worse than just sitting around watching TV or mindlessly browsing the internet. Sound familiar?

But the truth is, we all know that is bullshit. There are millions of people out there in the world right now who don’t game and manage to do just fine during the winter months.

So no, just because it’s winter that does not mean you can justify gaming. To help you, here are the five activities I would recommend for you to try:

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Should You Play Mobile Games?

Should you play mobile games? The simple answer is no, and there are a couple of reasons why.

The first is that it’s really easy to justify “just one game” when you’re bored or tired, and we all know that one game leads to another one and another one and next thing you know, you’ve just spent 20-40 minutes or longer playing these games.

Now it’s easy to think that 20-40 minutes here and there isn’t a big deal, but it all adds up, and if you invested that time into things like reading, listening to podcasts, or learning a new language, you could actually make a lot of progress in them.

Learn the other reasons by reading the full article.

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When you quit gaming it’s important to be aware of the times you will be the most vulnerable to relapse… and the holidays are one of those times. Here’s how to avoid gaming over the holidays: Gaming over the holidays is something you’ve always done – it’s been your routine. You’re done school for the […]

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When you quit playing video games you’ll notice is a shift in how you feel.

For the first few days (or even weeks depending on your situation) you tend to have no energy and your mood sucks. You may get irritated easily, experience headaches, or even have dreams about games.

It’s easy to feel like you are going a bit crazy.

This is all normal and it happens because your brain responds to gaming in specific ways.

Research suggests you go through a 90 day detox from gaming. Find out why:

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Gaming has always been your reward. You’ve done well on a test, so you get to game. You’ve finished a semester at school, so you get to game. Gaming is your reward.

But this is also one of the reasons why you can relapse after you quit. You’ve done well and you want to reward yourself. So how do you reward yourself without gaming? Find out:

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After you quit gaming what you realize is that you also spend a lot of time watching gaming streams, which happens because you want to kill time and learn about new games, but also because you enjoy following the different personalities of the streamers.

So, should you watch gaming streams? Find out:

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As a gamer you spend a lot of time in the house. Maybe that’s even why you started gaming in the first place… what else were you going to do? After you quit gaming it’s important to break this habit, especially to avoid a relapse. So how do you get out of the house more often?

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When you quit gaming certain events are predictable. We all seem to go through the same things.

Because of this, we have the opportunity to prepare for them ahead of time and that way, when they occur they don’t catch us off guard and potentially cause us to relapse.

What are the seven things you should expect after you quit gaming? Find out:

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5 Podcasts I Recommend

When you make a big shift in your life, like moving on from playing video games it’s important to take steps to improve your overall perspective. As I’ve shared in the past, reading books is one of best and easiest ways to do just that, and today I want to share with you another easy and accessible way, using podcasts.

Here are the five podcasts I recommend for you to listen to that will help you live a more meaningful life:

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How to Find Your Purpose

When you quit playing video games it’s easy to feel a void in your life. Initially you think that void is in how you spend your time, but the truth is the void is in the meaning of your life.

When you were gaming you had a strong sense of purpose because of the way games are structured for you to progress. But now that you’ve quit, how do you find your purpose?

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