034 - How to Overcome Cravings

Cravings affect everyone that tries to quit video games, and unfortunately, leads to many people relapsing back into their old gaming habits. Find out how to avoid them in this episode of Gaming the System.

How can you overcome cravings for video games?

I've spent over 5 years battling with a video game addiction, and almost 1 year working with Game Quitters. I've learnt a lot about how to overcome certain problems in this time, and cravings are definitely at the top of the list for most common struggles.

Here's what we cover in this episode:
  • Understand why you have cravings; what needs are you missing out on
  • Catch yourself in the moment
  • Habit loop; trigger, action, reward
  • Acknowledge, Accept, Action
  • Change your environment
  • Keep yourself occupied with other activities
  • Be more social
  • Mindset of momentum
Also, make sure to stick around to the end for a special announcement!

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