ENG 113 Rhetoric and Communication
14 November 2014 How to Stop Playing Computer Games
Nowadays, many people are trying to stop playing computer games, which are time-consuming. Here are some steps to get rid of the desire to play. Computer games could be very addictive and a lot of gamers face some problems because of that, so they want to quit playing. First of all you have to make a note with a calculation of the average amount of hours you play every day. Then you have to cut off a thirty minutes every second day. After that you should think about the exact reasons you want to stop playing because these reasons will motivate you. Next, you have to think about what other things you can do in your leisure time. When people stop doing something they like or addicted to, it will hurt at first. So, you should be strict to yourself and do the most important things such as studying and working. If you have free time, you can play, but don’t forget about reducing the time you play computer games. The next important step is to ask your parents or friends to remind you to turn your computer off at a certain time. Finally, if you feel that you have a serious addiction, you have to tell yourself that only you can control your body and mind, and only you decide what to do or not to do. This step is very important to develop self-control skills. All these steps will help you to stop playing video games and get rid of video games addiction, so you will spend your time more efficiently.
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