Ever since I was a child, I've been a heavy gamer, averaging over 8 hours a day playing video games. I'm now 21 with a full time job and play 4-5 hours a day.
But I'm now losing interest in what was once my passion. Meaning I now have 4-5 hours in my day with nothing scheduled to it, I don't know what to do with myself! I've always had an interest in fitness, but my gaming has always taken precedence.
I now just sit at my computer not really doing anything but wasting time as I can find nothing to fill the void that once was filled with constant stimulation from gaming
My question to the community is this, has anyone experienced something similar? And does anyone have any advice as to what I can do to fill this 4-5 hour slot in my day? I would love to get into fitness, but I struggle to know where to start!
Apologies for the long post, any advice or discussion points would be appreciated! :)
Thanks for your input! Surprisingly, yes, this is a serious post! Being an avid gamer for most of my life, it became an integral part of my schedule.
I'm beginning to lose interest in the video game scene now, a process that has been a long time coming. It was my main hobby, so I now have a lot more free time on my hands.
Interestingly, I've always had a reasonable grasp of English language and literature, but I must admit that writing has never really crossed my mind!
Thanks for your comment, it has giving me some very intriguing thinking points :)
I used to game lots before kids. I started doing a bit of working out daily such as pushups and such one day. Once i started seeing the physical difference it made i was hooked. From then on i allocated more time to working out and gane when i have an hour or so spare.
I would say start socialising more. Join a team, go swim etc. Get yourself out of your man cave and see what is out there to motivate you. Join a gym with pals....... Etc etc.
I wish i had your amount of free time. Don't squander it....
Thanks for the input so far, I've been working a lot the past couple of days. Got another 4 days of work, but have now started working out in my spare time.
With luck, results should begin to show in a week or so! Already thoroughly enjoying a more healthy and active lifestyle!