How do you cope game addiction?

Anachiwo

Member
My current approach is to limit the gaming time. And make sure that I am spending not more than 2 hours. This way I make sure to only spend time when I don't get burn out. This is my approach and that seems to be working for me. I may consider addiction if I tend to look at the phone every 2 minutes and spend time there.
Personally, I don't need to be told not to play for too long because I will have no much spare time to get more gaming time. So, it's only when I get to finish my daily work, then I will play games.
 

egghead

Member
The main problem I see with gamers is they never accept that they are addicted to gaming even though they are playing games for 5-6 hours in a day. Now, if you do something for 5-6 hours and it is not related to your job or education, that is certainly an addiction. In order to cope with addiction, you first have to understand that it is an addiction.
 

Nova

Active member
Personally, I don't need to be told not to play for too long because I will have no much spare time to get more gaming time. So, it's only when I get to finish my daily work, then I will play games.
The reason we are being told not to play long is same logic as we are being told not to drink too much. Because overdoing it is going to cause our body and mind to affect badly. In such case it's always better to control the addiction by external factors. That's what makes the gaming a bit different for each one of us.
 

Anachiwo

Member
Play your games with moderation and save yourself the stress of getting affected by it in a negative way and turn to blame the game when it's you who should be blamed.
 
I've found Time Management is key along with self control. Visiting natural surroundings with no electricity also works. Doing exercise, reading a book, and other various activities will help take your mind of gaming.

I've always followed the above and never suffered from any form of addiction from Gaming.
 

Ash

Member
I've never really been "addicted" to a game or gaming in general, unlike some others. I've always been able to control myself when playing games and luckily I haven't had to take any measures to manage with addiction or gaming time. But if I did, I think the best thing to cope with it would be to try and put aside some time for gaming and ensure that you don't play anytime else. Slowly, you will be able to control your gaming time and slow down on your addiction.
 

Nova

Active member
I kind of feel like taking few hours of break and spending time with family and friends can be a good option. It can be pretty demanding on that note. I guess handling addiction means we have to break out the pattern that has gone wrong. Something many people don't do often. And that needs to be thought about.
 

houd

New member
I do that by stop playing the game when i notice that i really like it.Lately i started spending a good amount of time playing, shutting down the computer, try to go do something else such as enjoying a hobby or trying to do some house chorses, listning to music or spending time with family and friends are great ways to cope with that .I find games addiction quite tricky since playing a nice game is always so much fun.. hours may go by without me paying attention , i get really drown in the fun and excitement so lately i started making a priority list and also i make a time for playing games and try to stop when my alarm rings.
 

drickxandrea

New member
I just finish the game immediately so that I'll not get too addicted to it. The reason why I play anyway is that to see the ending of the game and also to entertain myself. And to cope up with addiction, ending the game fast would be the thing that I'll do.
 

cjctm11

New member
I am addicted to computer games wayback when I am still studying, I tend to play a lot of time without even eating anything, from waking up and going to bed. I will only eat whenever I think that I need it. I was having a hard time before on how I could actually quit until something happened. I developed some heart disease and that was the time that I actually stop what I used to do on gaming. I start to live healthy and lessen the use of computer. Before it happened to you, you better check what your enjoying if it could really help you in the future.
 

charmania

New member
Temptation is really hard to resist especially if you are so into it. For me, in order to cope with addiction is a matter of self-discipline. You should have a strong commitment in balancing your time for games. Set your priorities straight and don't let a game control your life. For starters, you could write a schedule of your day to day activities so that you could balance your time. You can still allocate a portion of your time for gaming since you could not easily snap away your addiction. Just make sure to stopped once the allocated time is over. Slowly, adjust your schedule until you could already live a day without playing games.
 

Marako0406

New member
What I do now is I allot a time or day for gaming only, like for example 4 hours on weekends is enough. Discipline is one good way for anything that needs attention or the things one want to change when its being serious. Yes, time management is very important as well. I make sure to remind myself every now and then that there are other things to be done at home rather than spending it sitting and.just playing.
 

Nova

Active member
I can't quit completely. Because I make use of the gaming knowledge. And it can be fun to play games. I just have to find ways to adjust with the gaming and internet. And then decide if that is going to be a good option for me to work around this limitation. I guess I have to find support group for the addiction and work on my finances for now.
 

Lizardbro

Member
I would try to simply focus on other things like reading or writing, if that doesn't work then going outside to get a bit of exercise and fresh air will help.
 

Anachiwo

Member
Most times, I would say that it's when the gamer doesn't have lots of daring responsibility to take care of that they have to give in too much time to game addiction. If you are occupied with something serious, you would find it hard to play games.
 

polker

New member
When I was new in the gaming I used to play full day and night. That was really disturbing my life. Then I set my routine and I'm more than happy now.
 
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Heatman

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Addictive games tend to destroy a lot of things for those that are victim to such games. It's actually why I always try as much as possible to resist getting addicted to any particular game because I'm well aware of its devastating effects.
 

Nova

Active member
A lot of times addiction has a phase. And as the trend goes down and people avoid the game. The same happens to the addiction. It's a phase and it continues to go down with the trend. except the addiction which is like internet, alcohol and playing games in general. those are harder to get out.
 

Kieranlewix

New member
One effect that is very common with all games that are being played by gamers is addiction to such games especially when they are very interesting and intriguing as well as thrilling.

How do you cope with being addicted to a particular game?
The simplest answer to this question is to find another hobby, or better yet hobbies. Try outdoor activities, swimming perhaps, outdoor chess, cricket, baseball or even basketball. By the time you're going back to your house, you're probably to tired to play any video games. At first it's very hard to get a handle on it, but like any other addiction, recovery is a slow process, and begins with the first step.