When you have nothing else to do on a Friday night, what do you do? When you come home tired after working 9–5, what do you do? When you’re looking to just relax for a minute and kill some time, what do you do? And soon this turns into a major addiction, and one of the hardest ones to break.Disclaimer: this article is for people who have a desire to quit playing video games (or want to help someone they know who is addicted.) If you aren’t looking to quit, then this article is not for you.

If people at my house were playing, I would go do something else.

It took a strong will but I was eventually able to break the habit, and as time went on, it became easier and easier. Which brings me to the first and absolute most important puzzle to quitting video games: You must have a firm commitment to not play them. You must make the decision not to touch them at all ever again.

Figure out that problem and you have a better chance of getting that person on a treadmill. Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of this article, let me first prove to you that I am a credible source on this topic.

I don’t want to be another one of those clueless people I talked about above giving advice on this topic when I have no idea what I’m talking about.

Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.

I started to play “DOTA” for a few months before I decided to take my life more seriously.

I knew the absolute only way this was going to be possible was if I stopped playing video games all together, so I decided that was exactly what I was going to do, and in October 2007 I quit them cold mother fuckin’ turkey. There were days when I had a massive desire to go play, but I had to stay committed to not touching any of them no matter what.

I didn’t touch a video game at all for almost two whole years. If a friend invited me over to play, I would decline.

Does anybody like hearing that predictable advice anyways? An example of this is the common advice given to people that are overweight – specifically the ones who are overweight and do something about it.. But a major reason these people are overweight is because they’re lazy.