A September without gaming

The first month of my year of living without is over. I admit I’m cheating a bit since September is not technically over but tomorrow I’ll be busy and that’s why I’m writing this today.

As I said in my earlier post, I’m by no means a serious gamer. I’m a fan of video games, I enjoy play them but I’m absolutely not addicted to them. As I thought, going the entire month without gaming wasn’t that hard. I only had a couple of night, while in full nostalgia mode, when I felt a bit of temptation to play but I managed to keep it under control. Overall it was a nice experiment. I now know I can easily exclude that from my life and still be perfectly happy with my life. And that's a good thing to know.

Coming up next up is my month without coffee... except I already done that. It just so happened that for the first 5 or 6 days of the month I did not have a single coffee. So I said to myself, why not just stick with that and go without coffee as well? And that’s what I did. I went without coffee for the entire month and no, I didn’t use tea as a substitute. I was actually surprised to discover that coffee has no impact on my life. I drink it out of habit and not because I particularly enjoy it or need it. Which is good. I’ll probably keep going without it and only drink it every now and then when I really want to drink one.

It's funny how I drank something every day, twice a day just because I was used to and not because I enjoyed it. That's so bizarre and also quite stupid if you ask me.

Anyway, this leaves me with the question, what am I going to give up in October? I think I’ll do a month without using both my iPad and my iPhone. Gonna be fun.

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