Hey! Thanks for signing up for your 90 day detox. I’m really stoked for you. 🙂
Here you will find some information and resources to ensure your detox is a success.
To successfully quit gaming, follow these steps:
Step 1: Read this article on How To Quit Playing Video Games FOREVER.
Step 2: Uninstall and delete your games.
Watch this video for more info on why that’s important.
These can also help:
- How to get rid of your Steam account in 60 mins.. Permanently.
- How to quit League of Legends forever
- StayFocusd Extension (block sites)
- K9 Web Protection (another site blocker)
Step 3: Choose new activities: Download 60+ New Hobby Ideas
Make sure you fulfill these three areas with new hobbies:
- Mentally Engaging Activity: something that is achievement/skill/goal based.
- Resting Activity (ideas): something to do at home when you’re tired and/or bored.
- Social Activity: something to help you make new friends outside of games.
Step 4: Setup a daily schedule:
I use Google Calendar and like something that syncs across devices, but experiment and use what works best for you. That could be paper and pen or digital calendar. Try and be out of the house as much as possible where your temptations will be the lowest. The more you can plan ahead with your day, the less likely you will be at home and bored, which is when you’ll want to game.
Step 5: Setup your badge:
It helps to see the counter increasing each day (this is called the Seinfeld method) and makes it easier for others to support you based on the general place you are at in your journey. When I see someone who’s around 5 days it helps me understand what they might potentially be going through, compared to someone who’s at 60+ days.
Step 6: Sign-up and select an accountability partner
Step 7: Start a daily journal
You can create your journal here. Having a daily journal helps you to process your experience and gain the support of others on the same journey as you.
Step 8: Subscribe to Game Quitters on YouTube and watch over 50+ videos
If you follow the 8 steps above you will setup your recovery for success. Remember, this might not be easy but it’s worth it. If you’re looking for extra support during your detox, purchase Respawn: The Ultimate Guide to Quit Playing Video Games.
It’s been five days since I stopped playing video games completely and I never intend to go back! It can be super hard at times, so Respawn and your videos are proving to be invaluable for guiding me in the right direction. – Jay M.
Reading Respawn was the best decision I have made in my life, honestly. – David
Good luck on your detox and let me know how I can help at all,