As of February; I’ve stopped playing Vainglory and Dota 2 all together. Now before I continue, I still play video games. I LOVE minecraft, pokemon and RPGs, and I’m currently doing my first “Bravely Second” run while I wait for the new minecraft update. However I haven’t touched a moba in a while. The results have been - rather positive.
- I have more willpower. If I want to do something, anything at all. I feel more motivated to do it. One activity I’ve taken up doing is meal preparing. My mom would have me help her with dinner as a chore, but cooking is becoming a dying art more and more. Since I’ve quit mobas I’ve been more motivated to cook!
- I have more social confidence. I have become a better communicator (I recommend you read Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”) striking more positive conversations than negative or neutral ones. I also feel better about myself around women I fancy.
- I have more time. Duh. You can’t pause multiplayer games LUL. Being able to stop what you’re doing and go do something else at a moments notice is a great convenience, and no moba has that. I also feel like I can do what I want more. It sort of ties in to #1.
- My thoughts are organized. This point could also be considered a sub-point of #1, because I was motivated to keep a diary. It is rather counterculture and somewhat feminine to keep diaries. However being able to spill out your thoughts on paper helps more than you would think. Whenever I’m trying to concentrate my mind doesn’t wander and I don’t get off task. If I ever feel like I have too much to think about I put pen to paper and organize my thoughts and feelings.
- shoutout to @Vincitoria