Like all good things, online gaming should be enjoyed in moderation. If you find your time spent gaming is starting to affect other parts of your life — missing important events, showing up late to work, not sleeping — you just may be addicted. While it’s certainly less harmful than drugs, an addiction is still an addiction no matter what the cause. Think of all the credits you would have earned if you were instead taking online college courses. Although it may be hard, you can overcome your addiction — and still enjoy gaming!
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Get your friends involved
It’s highly likely that one of things fueling your gaming addiction is the fun you have gaming with your friends online. So why not ask them for a hand? Make a pact with your friends to game for only a certain allotted time. You will be less tempted to jump online if your friends aren’t there too.
Put away the computer
You can’t game online without a computer, unless you’re gaming on smartphones, too. So when you return home from work, stash away your laptop or lock the computer room and spend the evening in the room of your home farthest away.
Disable your accounts
Want to stop cold turkey? Then just simply disable your online gaming accounts. Sure, you can always create a new account, but you’re less likely to hop back online when you have to start from scratch. Think about all the levels and treasures you gathered over the years. With a few clicks they’re gone.