How long does it take to break a video game addiction?

Vicki P.
Ot takes quite some time. I havent broken it fully either but what i would suggest is taking time out of your game time little by little.no big drastic changes.maybe start focusing on priorities or replace screen time with something fun like art or any other hobby
Somya F.
It depends on your potential and seriousness but if we'll talk about scientific answer, at least at can take 66 dayes to make a new habit perfectly or leave habit.
Aymeric Y.
Tbh I'm not a gamer but a lot of my friends are.
They're videos games addicts but when the exam period arrives they got rid of em easily.
So I don't think it's a strong addiction.
Tammy O.
Depends on what you mean by "breaking the addiction". I don't believe that person will spend the rest of their lives not playing any video games.

At the same time, drastically reducing play times and thereby reducing the negative impacts it has on that person's life can be faster.

< 1 month for meaningful change

+-3 months is my guess for lasting change

Lasting change -> replacing the video game time with healthier habits and enjoying those habits more

Cynthy Z.
It might take up to months to a year. You see, addiction is easier when the video games are easily available. You have to evaluate how much you are losing through the addiction and distance yourself from the video games
Tina J.
This will definitely depend on the type of person you are. I personally take about 1-7 days. Most commonly 2. Which is really short. But I would assume that it you have a longer more severe one it will take up to a month. But I'm truly unsure. I apologize in advance if this doesn't help.
Freja W.
As long as they want to lose the addiction it shouldn’t take more than maybe s a month and a half to completely move on from them
Jack N.
Oh boy I love video games, but to break the habit is to unplug i recon and find joy in other things, take your mind off it be with people in real life.
Inshiiiii F.
I'm not sure, but one of the ways that I would suggest is 1. A social media detox, or a full on device detox. For this challenge, you need to avoid devices or social media completely. Something that would help you do this is signing out of all your accounts, and placing your devices in very inefficient spots or…maybe even taking a day off! I understand that this may not be physically possible for some people at the time, so another method I would like to introduce is having a close friend or loved one set screen time restrictions on your devices….with a password they set. This means that you could only spend limited time on the target app. But if this doesn't seem like your cup of tea, then let me give you one more. 3. Using your love for video games to get things done! This is something I did when I had to cover a huge syllabus for exams..I would tell myself "if I completed —- , then I would get an hour of video game time. This helped me a lot in 0rogressing with my syllabus. Plus, studying seemed to be fruitful because of the immediate pleasure I offered myself. For those of you with game buddies, try and take some time off of where you usually text them. In the mean time, try and indulge in some other hobby that would help you reach your long term goals. It might feel weird at first…all the negative space you have, but just hang on :))))
Greg E.
Breaking a video game addiction can vary from person to person, it takes time and effort. It's important to find a balance. Gradually reducing gaming time, replacing it with other hobbies, and seeking support from friends or professionals if needed. It's not about a specific duration; it's about making sustainable changes to regain control over gaming habits.
Segun N.
It can take as long as a year or longer but whats matter is that u can overcome an addiction if u put in the work and make the commitment to doing the work and habit to overcome this
Jennifer N.
It took me at least a month I started to only play 1 hour before bed then I got the ClearSpace app and blocked my social media and games
Raymund E.
It's really hard to get rid of something you've been addicted for too long. For me, that will take a least a couple of months.
Hannelore Y.
It takes a lot of time! Start by slowly making your screen time shorter, like making it 1 hour a day, and sooner or later, you will begin to see improvement!
Natalie J.
It can take anywhere from a day to weeks or even months. Depending on your mental strength and capabilities. For example, if you want to break the addiction, and you have a very strong will, you can simply eliminate all temptations to play the game. Such as uninstalling games and/or unplugging and storing away Xboxes and PlayStations. Keep yourself busy with other things, and stick to it. Before you know it, you'll not even be thinking about your game anymore! However, if you need more time to adjust, start with baby steps. Like simply setting time limits for yourself and sticking to them. The time limits should get gradually shorter and shorter. I believe in you!
Harold F.
I play video games myself and I think that the best way to stop the addiction to take more time outside or inside with the people you love. Spending more time with these people help you forget about games and helps you develop a stronger bond.
Her Dia Y.
You have to give yourself time away from gaming to allow your brain to reset. It needs to achieve homeostasis at a low level of dopamine. That can take somewhere between three weeks to two months. However, you will start to see some changes in about a week
Ruben N.
I think that it can take a while because once a habit builds up it takes a while to get rid of it but if you work constantly trying not to spend a lot of time on playing video games and exploring new things you can stop your video game addiction but still have fun at times.
Dawn G.
I have been avoiding playing video games for two years and I still find I desire it. But the longer you go without the easier it gets to say no to yourself. You will probably hit a day where your body screams at you heavily to give in and that is the day you push back the hardest. The temptation may not leave after that day, but it starts to feel like you’ve made it to the top of the hill and are starting your journey downwards. If you get tripped up here and there don’t beat yourself up. That fixes nothing. Just start again.
Narvate Z.
It doesn't take me longer to get rid off this addiction.If your true to yourself and your dream and aim you will actually stop it when you realise that your making excuses now.If you really want to get rid off this addiction set a timer to the app you use the most in this way your phone will remind you to focus on your aim. This is my own experience I would set timer to the app and change my wallpaper to the inspirational one and the lock would be what happens if i don't study and don't focus on my goal right now
Iris N.
I have never been one to play videogames, so im not sure im qualified for this kind of advice. But i have been learning a bit about hiw to break my social media addiction. whenever i get the urge to start scrolling, ill drop my phone and grab a big basket beside my bed in which i have placed several things i cand do rather than scrollin through sm. My basket has knitting instruments, books, a coloring book and colour pencils, a journal, etc. I'd say you should make a basket of your own and keep it somewhere close to where you play videogames, sowhen you get the urge to play, you can resort to your tool basket and spend your time on healthier habits.
Madison U.
Everyone is obviously different, but I think it would take a large amount of time, because you would no longer (almost subconsciously) go to play video games when you feel in need of a distraction or even during an important task, it’s until you’re not going back to it after everything you do.
Daisi C.
Honestly, I was wondering if I should answer this question because I didn't have a video game addiction. However, I dealt with a novel addiction and so I feel like I can understand how hard it is to battle with this. Although, if this advice does not work for you, then just ignore it. But in my experience it took years. I tried multiple times and only got off for a few days. Some times I tried to do it slowly and other times I stopped cold turkey but neither seemed to work. But I still didn't stop trying for the hope that one day, I might succeed. Then, I did something else where I made a plan to slowly (but not to slowly) stop reading each book and it worked. I went faster than I expected and was able to start reading less and less every day. But I also did something else which I think was the most helpful, this time, unlike before, I had a place I could go and a whole set of things I could do when the cravings got hard and I had someone I could rely on, as well as something to destract me. It was easy at the beginning but slowly got a little harder each day that I couldn't go back but I remembered that I did have the power to overcome it and that if I went back, I would have to deal with all the bad things like the guilt, hours missing out on life, etc. I had one day since then when I relapsed but I made sure that I didn't let that day be an excuse for me not being strong enough and since then, I haven't read those books again. My number 1 (and a bonus) tip is not to give up and remember that you are not alone. You got this!
Rocxer C.
It depends where you lie on the spectrum of dependency & addiction. It could take months or years depending on the strategies and effort you use.
Jade E.
I had a video game addiction once. It's not that easy to leave video games after all the time playing them,but if you believe in yourself you will make it.
Hadrien Y.
Personally I think you should take your time and don't rush too much.
Because your brain is used to something so when you need to stop addiction, you should consider small steps to arrive at the beginning of your destination. But you will success if you try.
Lewis S.
I don’t know that well because I don’t I would just say don’t let yourself go on it, or start at like 1 hour a day then slowly go down to 45 and then down to what you want to do personally!
Alison N.
I don’t think there’s an exact answer for how long it would take to break a video game addiction. It all depends on the person. Some people may be able to overcome an addiction quicker and/or easier than others. It honestly depends on so many different factors.
Urban E.
It takes about 6 days to break a game addiction because the human body after 3 days of boredom figures something out to do while free.
D I.
It can vary from person to person but iam sure it can take a while . The more gaming means to you the harder it is to quit it . If you have started gaming to break from reality because of stress then it's going to be hard but start the process from socialising with people , instead of staying in home bored which will in time lead you to games go outside doesn't mean a destination go somewhere , anywhere . Inspect every small things around you . It's not things those are big that can make you a better person everything starts small . Seek peace from nature , people , things . Learn to be funny to yourself to make you happy and not only the ones around you . Don't expect the same kindness from people . Follow these you will fall in love with you . You will definitely feel better ♥️✨
Thaditha X.
I had a big video game addiction when I was 13.It took about 2 or 3 years to break my addiction. I controlled it myself with the help of meditation sessions.
Thaditha X.
I know it's hard when it becomes an addiction…It took me about 2 years to break the addiction of video games…before breaking it, I was a big fan of them and couldn't control myself.I didn't play them all day but I thought about them many times. After practising meditation and making a habit to exercising helped me to get rid of it peacefully. I recommend not to stop it by force, you can make a good habit which makes you happy more than video games. After some days, you will realise that addiction has gone😊
Charlie Q.
I had a video game addiction during summer break. It was the before the school year began. I was playing games around 10-12 hours a day. It took me around 2 months to break the addiction. Because it was built only after a short amount of time it was easy to break. But if it's been there for a long time then it will take a long time to break. I used to have a bad sleep schedule after January during the school year, it took me 6+ months to get a normal one again. Currently it's January again and it's starting to break, but I want to catch it early so it doesn't take a long time to take back again. But yeah, the longer an addiction has been there the harder it is to break. But don't ever give up because great improvements take time. Always find the light at the end of the tunnel. Find something else that's relaxing and gives you joy. Instead of playing for a long time try to find a time you can stop and do that activity that you enjoy. Or just take a brain break, anything helps! I hoped this helped even a little bit.
Medusa W.
Each person is different. I had an video game addiction, but I stopped focusing on other things that were more important. I still lived with my parents at the time so I had my dad take my game. And he wouldn't let me play it unless it was the weekend. I still have moments now especially streaming and wanting the views haven't helped lately. How I'm keeping control is other things I enjoy to do, I'll still have my game on, but then I'll play music, go to YouTube, watch an documentary. It's taking breaks to do other things you love and that is a time distractions are ok
Nyjah Z.
As long as it has to. Find something else to do as a hobbie. Like me for example: I started working on art projects, reading self help books, journaling, walking, linking up with friends. There’s always something to do. Hope this helps 💕
Aaron Z.
It takes little time, little time means weeks or month. If you have a right knowledge what will happen if you continue, are you happy doing it? it is right thing to do? Did this game can help me in the future? Seek your self.
R Mi T.
A lot! I still haven't broke mine, since its more of a hobby, not an addiction. You can start by limiting your time, or finding other hobbies to keep you occupied. Thats what i do when i try to keep off the conputer. I like to draw, dance and make crafts. You can try that!
Maria Z.
approximately 3 – 5 months, and you have to start reducing your gaming sessions and how many hours you play. Subsequently, realizing that video games is a waste of time is the first step.
Lenice Q.
It doesn't have to be too long if you don't want. All you need is long enough to maybe go for a walk or if you can't do that maybe just go around your house, look at stuff you haven't paid much attention for! Eat a snack too and have some water, fill up a cup or water bottle and put it next to you while you game, to keep you hydrated. Give yourself sometime to maybe catch up on chores or get your eyes off the screen. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you're giving yourself time away from a screen, that will help your journey from getting rid of that addiction! <3
Lois U.
Research shows that,it will take at an average of 90 days.We all know that video game addiction over time can cause many health problems.But the decision to stop that habit with the mind is very good,because there will be also relationship problems due to it.
Try to involve in other activities.We know each and every person in this earth has unique personality and abilities too.So spend your valuable time by taking into account of your hobbies,also don't forget about your loved ones….:)
Joyce T.
I was addicted to video games so much that my daily play time was around 5 – 6 hours. Everytime I thought that I should stop playing now, my brain was like – "Just a few more minutes". One day I decided to force myself to not play any games at all. After that day evertime I think about playing games, I think that they are very booring and decide to watch a video or read a book instead.
Maxim T.
Well… When I got my first evert computer the first thing I did on there was I downloaded a bunch of games and practiced them everyday and the better I got the longer I played them. It got so bad that I stopped doing my homework completely. I did some work when I first got the computer but then the addiction got worse and it was the first thing I wanted to do when I got home, I thought about it all the time, it effected my sleep schedule, my eating and my social life. I realized this must not go on and I replaced one game with cleaning, the other with reading and so on. Then everytime I played for example minecraft for 20min I had to read 20 pages or clean 20 minutes.
Risiele E.
The challenges don't make sense????
1.There's nothing there. Commit to a better you??? That's all?
2.Then you say you'd like to hear from us but there's no where to write to 'you' or even write to an AI…?
William W.
It takes 19 days to set a new habit, and double the time to fight an addiction. At least 38 days would be needed to help recalibrate back to a more centered brain, similar to taking new medication.
Beck N.
30 days, Im actually not sure though a month of commitment and dedication just sounds about right for starting and breaking a habit.
Mehdi M.
You have to give yourself time away from gaming to allow your brain to reset. It needs to achieve homeostasis at a low level of dopamine. That can take somewhere between three weeks to two months. However, you will start to see some changes in about a week.
Meszes E.
I'm not at all sure, but I think the best way about it is developing new habits that overtake gaming, and ever so slowly you won't care if there's not much time to game anymore.

When you start to be proud of who you are in real life, you will farm for irl things rather than imaginary ones.

Astrid Q.
It takes a while. Everyday I spend a little less time on the devices and slowly break away from the game. A holiday where there are no devices is another good thing. When I come back from the holiday I don’t want to go back to the silly routine.
Harnisha X.
For me, not really long because I get bored of the same things easily. But for my other gamer friends they usually take a month with effort and 3-5 months with less effort.
Sofija Z.
Well to be honest, it first depends if you are addicted to a specific game or playing games. I can't answer you how long it takes to break an addiction, because it's individual. Everyone is unique and they need specific treatment. I can give you some advice thought. This helped me when I was addicted (I was because I was trying to escape the reality). First of all be proud of yourself for addressing the problem and wanting to fix it. Set a timer, for 2hrs (example) and say to yourself "Okay, i came this far, let's test myself (it's like a game) and see if I can stop when the alarm rings. I did this for 2 weeks and then I turned off the game even before the time ran out. Take small steps, decrease the timer by 15 minutes for an example. You shouldn't cut it off just like that because it won't be good for you, you will come back to it again. It may take weeks, but remember, small progress is better than none! Love you I hope I helped <3
Caelan O.
Honestly, it really depends on the game and how often you play it as well as where it is in your house, if it’s in your room then you are more likely to play it so move it to your living room so that it doesn’t call for you in your room
Mariele R.
It takes a while. For me, though, it's not a big problem because I am never so addicted to video games that it's difficult to cut it off. But it will take a while. It's all about habits. You developed the habit of playing it over and over again, now you just have to develop the new habit of doing something else or giving it a break or completely shutting it off. Work on new healthy habits that will help you to stay away from so much video games.
Advika A.
It kinda depends on you. If you tale efforts it can go in a month. And if you just trying for the sake of trying it will never go.
Maayan A.
I dont know. Long time i guess. My little brother has an addiction for a video game and he cant leave it alone. I think people who is addicted to something, cant let go that easly because they made it part of their daily life so im thinking that breaking a video game addiction can take a while. As long as everyday or every week or every little while you do something to change it ofc. 🙂
Rodney F.
A video game addiction can be tough to break. So if you want to break a video game addiction I would recommend a dopamine detox. You should be able to break a video game addiction within one month using proper methods like a dopamine detox.
Jurema Q.
I don’t think there is a determined amount of time. In my experience, distracting yourself (maybe with work, people or studies) helps a lot with it, as well as setting alarms to stop playing at the time you want. I know it’s very difficult, in fact it is something I still struggle with after years, but know that it will be better. Be patient with yourself as you try to be better and feel better.
Ellie R.
It really depends on how addicted you are; if play video games most of the day then, it might take at least a month depending on how much self-control you have.
Vicki T.
Personally as I indulged myself in other hobbies and endeavors I found relief and less and less time on my phone and more productivity. Time restraint apps and other motivations and hobbies help profusely.
Amelia S.
I feel like it doesn’t take that long if you try and really want to. If you really want to and know you have to then you can delete the game then and there and commit to never touching it again. The hard thing is the want though. It could take weeks for you to stop wanting it back.
Filippa A.
I really think it depends on how serious your addiction is. If you play for more than 5 hours a day it may take a year. It all also depends on how you approach stopping your addiction. If you approach it too slowly or quickly it may be a bit difficult. All in all I think it would take 4-8 months to stop your video game addiction.
Douglas O.
I have always enjoyed gaming, but I usually enjoy it from time to time. I’ll be really into it for a few weeks and then I won’t touch my controller in months. I think if you’re addicted to it where it almost takes over your life. Maybe try to do less of it over time. Not just stop all of the sudden. Try with playing only one level for example or only 1hr instead of many more, or try only on days where you are not working (if you are) or studying etc…
Hassan Z.
That's one of the reasons I downloaded this app, hopefully it doesn't take long, am already on the way and am sure you can start too
Katherine X.
Maybe two weeks if it’s a really bad addiction, otherwise, probably a week. If it’s social media, it’s a whole different story.
Giuseppina E.
It depends. Sometimes radical decision to quit anything just from day one is the best, but sometimes progress should be slow and with love to yourself. If we are talking about game addiction there is a question why we are playing? What we're trying to replace/avoid? Are they responsibilities? Reflection about life purpose? Is it lack of dopamime? There can be many influences on this and any addiction, so relfection or even therapy about this topic can last weeks, even months… it's not definitely an easy question
Veronica Z.
Sometimes I feel like I can’t break it. I have to do a digital detox in the daytime with my service dog and I’m only allowed to have my devices at night.
Mae S.
Well, you start little like taking away 30 minutes every week from how long you normaly play e.g. You normaly play for 3 hours but next week it will turn into 2 hours 30 minuets. And so on or could change it to every month depending on how ready you are to make the change.
Thomas X.
It depends on what kind of game it is. I usually play role playing games. I know it's very addicting, but try doing it cold turkey. It took me a couple of years. Now I hardly play a video game. Keep trying and don't give up.
Christina X.
I was addicted to video games for years 5+ it’s a detachment mechanism, escape . First thing first you need to find another enjoyment fulfilling enjoyment like reading or writing or art etc. to replace video gaming I myself turned to Lego’s and reading and going to the park and playing basketball or swimming but you have to find what works for you and you need to cut out gaming if not completely right away time it I couldn’t I would get on and say one hour and then before I knew it it was all day so I had to stop completely
Judd Z.
I think it takes a long time depending on how long you've done it or how long it's short or long but just knowing little times like setting yourself up for like 1 hour and then going to like 30 minutes and then going to like no day or like 1 minute without video games 2 minutes without video games an hour without video games something like that
Edgar N.
It depends on your motivation to break it and how severe is your video game addiction. I had a very severe video game addiction but with high motivation I broke out of it in just 2 weeks
Wanda Y.
Depends on how addicted you are, I could stop within a day, I suddenly had no urge to start the game anymore, but if you wanna stop, stop slowly by maybe clearing your discord servers, replace gaming hours with other hobbies or don't listen to the urge of starting a new game if you lose the last game
Jessica Q.
Xoxo ☺️🌄 So it takes 3 weeks to establish a habit and 3 more weeks to completly stick with that habit . Keep in mind to replace your game addiction with a positive one that brings Joy, passion and fulfillment to yourself from the inside out. ☺️🌄Xoxo
Xarina N.
It’s different for everyone. For example I took almost a year to brake mine but I still have this “screen time addiction “ (being on the phone for a long time) and I still don’t know how to improve it
James J.
It's definitely going to take a while. Took me a couple of years really. You have to set strict boundaries on how much time you spend on screens in general. While you're doing this, spend more time doing other things. This could be going to the gym or reading just to name a few. As you focus more on other things, video games will begin to fade from your mind. Keep in mind it's not an overnight fix. Take it easy and you'll get there eventually. I believe in you and good luck.
Stephanie C.
to break an addiction could be 2 weeks to a month. If the video Game is removed from your life completely it would take only 2 weeks. A detox.
Steve S.
Try to do something else with your time try to find the video as a waste of time in general. Occupy your self with an activity that will keep you from not playing video games or playing less is better to eventually you will think less of the video games.
Jeremy P.
I think it depends on your ppriorities and need of work. Having clarity of what you need to do, not only helps with work but it also make unimportant things invisible.
Jorge C.
It depends on how you discipline yourself. If you don't discipline yourself hard enough, you have a 50% chance of falling back into your addiction. But if you discipline yourself too hard, you will end up feeling sorry for yourself and or maybe stop disciplining yourself. You need to find something inbetween, like only play once or twice a week and then you could even be like once a week for 1-5 hours? Start off small, you will eventually find yourself getting better and better at discipline <3
Jay S.
I’m not a psychologist, so I can’t really give an informed answer to that. However, I have kicked addictions in the past, and although the first days, weeks and months are the hardest, staying away from something you’re addicted to is an ongoing thing that you will need to work on for years – not every day for years, but some days, or nights, you may feel that compulsion, or you might be curious as to how it would feel to do that thing now that you’ve not done it for so long.
Thorben M.
I always try not to start playing at game since once I get into it, it's hard to take break. I can go on hours playing games. But if i don't start any game then its not problem for me. But sometimes I crave for game so that time i play and play for hours.
Noa A.
Whenever you feel like playing a game just do something else more productive like playing outside , outdoor games , meditation this will help you alot then the interest in that game will be very low and after 3-4 weeks you will probably have no more interest in that game
Ivy Z.
It takes time…breaking this habits is not as easy as it seems. It could take a month or week or even a year. But u just have to stay strong through the process and keep reminding urself the reason why u have chosen to break that addiction
Mario F.
It depends on how addicted you are. If you cut out all video games completely, the first couple weeks will probably feel like torture. It is usually best to slowly ease out of bad habits and replace them with good ones . For instance try spending the time you would normally be playing video games on doing something more productive and active that you enjoy. Like… reading a book, playing board games with friends, watching a movie, or learning a new skill. Hope this helps. You got this!:)
Sara C.
Any addiction is bad. Everything should be balanced out. Personally, I don't think playing video games is bad, but when it takes out more than gives – time to work on that. No matter how – quickly or slowly – you will come to the point of relief of your addiction – the most important point is to maintain your strength.
Tammy U.
This is dependent on how long it will take for you to recognize the addiction and act on it by gaining self control because an addiction is always subconscious hence you will feel your life slipping away because all your attention is focused on the game and you will not have any time for achieving your personal life goals; and if this is being experienced then it's time to take back your life into your own hands, I suggest that you start by placing yourself on a limit and try to be more productive in that free time. I hope this helps.
Eli Zer P.
I think you can easily break it one time and everytime, but if you want to get rid of the addiction, it have to take longer time. Cause thqt is what is the hardest of that. So Iwould say from one week to 6 months
Lucy E.
It doesn’t take long when you find something outside of the screen that makes you happy and you would want to do that more like maybe working out or taking walks while listening to music.
Jaime Q.
Depends on the strength of the addiction. For me I stopped after a month because I was fasting it for religious reasons. My word of advice, just focus on doing your best not to play it day per day, not forever. It's called baby steps. Also a mental trick, think of yourself as someone who doesn't like video games.
Baldu No A.
For me it was almost imediate when I realized that it isn't giving me nothing. You don't really relax while playing. Instead of focusing on character progress in games. Rather focus on your own progress. Let yourself be the character of your game called life.
Tatiana Y.
I actually don’t know. The only video game I have ever played was Roblox and some people don’t consider that to be a video game. I go in fazes with that kind of stuff. Sometimes I really like it and sometimes I don’t. Just try to be open to getting outside and your body will thank you for it later.
Marius Z.
That can take somewhere between three weeks to two months.
However, you will start to see some changes in about a week. By three weeks, you will see noticeable changes, and by two months, you should be fully back to normal. You have to understand that before your brain resets, anything you do will be less fun.
Mc Kayla O.
It might take weeks to months to stop a video game addiction. I recommend figuring out how much time you regularly play. Then every day you play for one less hour until you only play for 60-30 minutes a day. So you won’t be so addicted to your game. Try picking up a book, working out, baking, cleaning, or even just getting outside when you are bored. You got this don’t give up stop the bad habit of playing!
Ida P.
I’m not sure, but one time I was getting addicted to a game, and the only way to break the addiction was deleting the app and I didn’t talk anymore with my game friends
Hayley S.
Personally a habit takes 21 days to form but 1 day to break it, with addictions it’s different. At first you want to start cutting how long you play video games in half and then keep decreasing the amount of time once a week until you feel as tho you have broken the addiction
Evan N.
I think it’s about 3-4 month. When I started to have a lot of homework, going to the gym and doing creative activities, I stopped gaming too much
Claire B.
It's different for everyone. Addictions are the hardest things to overcome. It's possible to just start setting a timer and say after an hour you'll stop gaming and go for a walk. Or drink some water and take a nap if needed. Maybe try to cut it down to less time every day? It's such a hard thing to do but it is definitely possible. You've got the power to do so because YOU are in charge of yourself. Start with small steps.
Jenny U.
I haven't been in a situation like this but I believe that setting boundaries and making baby steps every day will help you achieve your goal!
Ayush O.
Depend. On your willpower
If you have strong will power you can break your addiction in one go other wise you will have to take several small steps which takes time
Sofia P.
Long, i dont know how zo explain but i got rid of video game addiction bc i couldnt play on my laprop cuz it was slow and when a game starts to be boring ofc ur gonna stop plqying it
Mandy E.
It depends on how long the addiction has been going on
It will take longer to get rid of the addiction the longer you’ve been playing the game
Nikolaj G.
For me it took about 3 days since I wasn't a video game addict but if you are its probably going to take you about 1 week or more than that 'cause it takes time to break past habits down and build new habits up and take your time with that and don't force yourself. I wish you best on your journey, Good Luck!! ♡
Kamil T.
I have not broken mine yet, but I am working on it. I have begun supplementing my video game time with reading online books, in the same way someone supplements sunflower seeds when they stop smoking.
Luis F.
long time, sometimes i can't get off of my phone for hours. im just sitting there wasting my time and saying i will put my phone back in a minute, and by me not even noticing, whole day passes. i will try to be better from now on!!
Linh G.
I don't know how to answer it but there will be a period of time where I play a game a lot until I get what I want and then I delete it.