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Video game addiction is a major problem in our world today.

A lot of guys are growing up without a father and without positive male role models.

They find it difficult to find their place in our chaotic culture.

The old path of get a job and a wife for life can no longer be counted on with consistency.

So they find themselves retreating for the real world and into a virtual world.

Playing games from time to time with your guys is not a problem.

But for many men, the virtual world become all consuming.

A recent study showed as many as 8.5% of young men are addicted to video games.

If you’re struggling with video game addiction right now.

And you want to be free of it forever.

I want to show you how to beat your video game and get you addicted to the game of life.

How To Beat Video Game Addiction Forever

If you’re addicted to video games or anything else, it probably means you’re an obsessive person.

And that’s not a bad thing, in fact it’s a good thing.

If you’re not obsessed you’re bound to be average. 

I’m an obsessive person and I credit all my strides in personal development to my obsession.

The problem is you’re obsessed with something that’s destructive instead of something constructive.

Whatever you’re addicted to, video games or anything else, the process is the same.

  1. Quit your destructive obsession
  2. Replace it with a constructive obsession

That’s it, that’s all you need to do.

Recognized your obsessive nature as a positive, and replace the bad with the good.

The bad is your video game addiction, the good is getting addicted to playing the game of life. 

This is how you do it:

1) Amplify The Pain Of Not Changing

You know you don’t want to spend all of your free time playing video games, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. And you know you want to be able to create a life you enjoy.

You know you want to quit, and maybe you’ve tried before, but you keep coming back to your console or your PC.

The problem is the pain of changing, is greater than the pain of staying the same.

The pain of building a new life, is more painful than the pain of addiction.

You need to amplify the pain of being an addict.

Think back to all those opportunities you missed.

Think of all the people outside enjoying themselves.

Think of all the ways your addiction hurts you and will continue to hurt you.

Get angry if you have to.

Get to a point where you hate being an addict.

Take as a long as you want to think about it and get you to a point where you’re open to change.

2) Amplify The Pleasure Of Changing And Building Your Ideal Life

To get through to the other side and create the life you want, you need to link your dreams to pleasure.

You need to create an outline of the life you want to live and how good you’ll feel when you get there.

You need to think about where you want to live and what your ideal day is like.

And the more specific the better.

And you need to amplify the hope that it’s possible.

I have all the material you need to make it happen here for free:

It’s my life’s work, and everything I needed to hear when I was 20 and addicted to weed.

Use those free resources to give you confidence and to build an action plan to the life you want to live.

Even if you have to sit there all day reading and watching videos.

Get to a point where you believe it’s possible and amplify the pleasure of what life will be like when you get there.

Sit down and take the time to figure out your mission in life and how great it would be to accomplish it.

Amplify the pleasure as much as you can.

From money to women to living where you want to how you look, picture all of it.

Or do what I do and build a whiteboard with all your goals and dreams.

And then organize all you want to accomplish with the Wunderlist to do app.

3) Make The Decision

Once you’ve really looked at your life.

And you’ve amplified the pain of staying the same.

And you’ve amplified the pleasure of changing.

And you’ve built hope for the future, even if it’s hard to see.

And you’ve developed your action plan, or at least a rough idea.

MAKE THE DECISION

Tell yourself you will no longer be a slave to your addiction.

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve failed in the past.

If you truly and sincerely make a vow right now, that you won’t be a slave anymore, you’re free.

Congratulations, you’re no longer addicted to video games.

4) Say No To The Monster

Right now you’re probably thinking, it can’t be that simple.

I’ve failed so many times before, how do I know that this time it will stick…

That’s your addiction talking, and it’s an ugly monster.

It wants to keep you in chains and will do everything it can to do so.

From using emotion, to logic, to pleading, to self-doubt.

But recognize this, you’re already out of jail.

The monster only has power over you if you let it.

All you have to do is tell it no.

Every question, objection, statement that comes from that monster – no, no, no!

Every reason for playing again – no!

Don’t argue with it, or reason with it, just say no.

No to the monster and all its reasons for why you should walk back into your cage.

No as many times as it takes.

And you’re going to have to say no a lot

Expect to have to say no thousands of times a day for the first few weeks.

And hundreds of times a day for the next few weeks after that.

That’s what most people don’t tell you about addiction.

The amount of times you have to say no.

That might sound daunting but it’s actually easy, you can say no to the monster right now.

And if the thought comes up again, you can say no again and keep reading.

It’s very, very simple all you have to do is say no consistently.

The monster tries to lure you back into a prison and you say no.

And eventually, whether it’s 3 months from now or 6 months from now the monster gives up.

That’s it.

5) Get Addicted To The Game Of Life

An addict is an obsessive.

And that obsession has to go somewhere.

And we don’t want you trading one bad obsession for another bad obsession.

That’s why you need to turn your obsession to the game of life.

To follow through on the action plan you created for yourself.

To commit to playing the game of life and all it’s missions.

Treat it the way you did your video game addiction, with obsession.

Focus on l

Hope, link to all sections

Become a player in the game of life.

And if you can, find teammates to play it on split screen with. 

6) Never Give In To Temptation

Now that you’ve beaten down the monster.

And are on your way to playing the game of life to the best of your abilities.

I want to talk to your future self.

That might be 6 months, 1 year or 2 years from now.

When maybe you’re a bit stressed, or even if things are going really well.

Where you might be tempted to say, “hey I can play one game, I’ve beaten the addiction.”

Do not give in to that temptation.

Some people can play video games in moderation, you can’t, and never will be able to.

Just like a former alcoholic can’t have a drink.

If that temptation comes up in the future, just say no.

And that’s it.

Play the game of life to the fullest.

Don’t be a slave to a screen.

Become a slave to the game a life 24/7.


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4 Comments

  1. Mark
    April 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Will,

    Interesting article/piece. I’ve found myself playing video games as my primary hobby since i was 9 or 10 and being socially isolated because of it throughout my time at school. I also bitterly remember my dad breaking all my video games when i was 12, (i’m sure it must sound pathetic but it hurt quite deep). I remember feeling really depressed and going back into them even more intensely. Somehow i sort of began succeeding in life again and began thinking of ditching it voluntarily myself but i got degraded by some trashy slut and then relapsed into them even more deeply and other worse stuff like masturbation and alcohol.

    Eventually i came across your site and began practicing or implementing some of your
    stuff for organization, money and sales and women and etc and getting myself off of porn and alcohol. I hold on to them coz i’d say they’re less evil than porn and alcohol (and stop me from relapsing to those things) but i’d probably achieve more without them.

    Basically, for now, i think they’re worth holding onto but convince me otherwise because i have found them boring after a few hours (used to binge all day on them). Still i also struggle to find a good, fun and great source of alternate entertainment or capacity, suggest a few because i can only think of reading books or online stuff like this, learning languages or hanging out with friends as other options.

    Perhaps maybe i still haven’t felt true success in the game of life to become obsessed with it but uni studying (sticking to it as i’m in deep enough it costs more to ditch so i may as well pull through, plus parents) and realizing part time or holiday job opportunities does get tedious (working on something which is $20 minimum an hour as a start, hopefully more eventually, but i need a bigger client base and advertising).

    Bit of a long one, but a reply is appreciated, thanks.

  2. April 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Ya, you have to go into life and put in the effort to feel success, and that means turning from destructive things into constructive things. You can follow the steps in the article for anythihng, but you have to take the action.

  3. Mark
    April 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks Will,

    My biggest issue is convincing myself its worthwhile to change. Like for now i’m gonna try reducing time spent on vid games (only gonna aim to stop completely after a tournament in which i’m gonna earn decent money for gaming lol). After all, if i could or am still getting over masturbation then surely i can do it for this as well. I just hope that success is a good enough substitute or can last long enough before i achieve it.

  4. April 19, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Take my word for it, it is, success is the best drug, all the best

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