Addicted to Video Games
What is video game addiction?
Video game addiction is characterized by excessive or compulsive use of computer games that interferes with a person's everyday life.
There are two major forms of video game addiction single player and multiplayer.
How to tell if your addicted?
You think about the game when you’re at school and have trouble concentrating.
The game is interfering with your homework.
Using the game in increasing amounts.
Repeated, unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop game use.
Feelings of moodiness, depression, or irritability when attempting to cut down on use.
Gaming longer than originally intended.
Jeopardized or risked loss of significant relationships.
Lying to family members or friends about time spent gaming.
Issues associated with gaming to much?
Lack of social engagement
Problems with concentration and attention
Increased aggression or violence
Ways to limit Video Games:
Slowly reduce the number of hours you spend playing video games.
Set up an allotted amount of time to play you game and limit yourself to that time. You can also tell a family member and ask them to hold you responsible to you set time limits.
Focus on other hobbies.
Spend time playing only after all your obligations have been met. Make sure you have done all your schoolwork, chores and all other responsibilities.
Ask someone to take video games or gaming devices away from you. Give them to a parent, sibling or trusted friend ask them to hold them while you detox.