A few weeks ago, I was walking through my neighborhood, listening to music on my iPod.
I’d been sitting at a table at my mom’s house, watching a video game on my iPad.
Then I noticed a familiar face on the street: my neighbor, who had been watching the game for nearly an hour.
My mom was playing Pokemon Go.
I walked over to meet her and asked her how long it was since she’d played the game.
She replied that she’d been playing for less than a minute.
She had no idea why.
I explained to her that the game is so addictive that she should keep playing until she has to quit.
I didn’t have to explain the game, because my mom was in the game all day.
Her response surprised me: I’m not the first person to watch a video on my phone, she said.
She was right.
It took me almost a year to realize that my first-person video game addiction was, in fact, a disease.
I had been playing Pokemon since I was two years old, playing as a Pokemon Trainer in my backyard, playing the game with my friends, and watching the video game for hours.
As I played, my brain’s reward circuitry activated, sending me into a virtual world where I was rewarded for my actions.
When I was in this world, I enjoyed the physical rewards of the game like the feeling of being surrounded by Pokemon, which were not limited to the creatures in my physical world.
The experience felt real, and I didn´t need to keep playing to experience these rewards.
But I didn`t have to keep going to watch the video games I loved.
I could simply stop watching them.
The only real reward I was receiving in this virtual world was the game itself, and that was the most important thing.
In the next few years, my video game habit continued to grow.
I played Pokemon Go in front of my TV in the dark of night, or with friends.
I would walk through my yard with my Pokemon, and we would play Pokemon Go while waiting for the police to show up at our front door.
My favorite game, Pokemon Go, was the best game ever.
But it wasn’t all good.
I still got addicted to playing the same games that I had for years, like Candy Crush Saga.
I loved Candy Crush, and it was a great game.
But the games I was addicted to were a complete waste of time.
They weren’t as good as the ones I was using to get my reward.
I got tired of the same game after a while.
The games I enjoyed most were ones that had a better visual design and a more interactive experience.
These games were the most addictive because they required more effort to play.
So what can I do to stop playing the video-game addict I have become?
Here are some tips for stopping your addictive habit: Choose an addictive game as your first game.
For example, if you enjoy playing Candy Crush and are addicted to Candy Crush Soda Saga, then by all means play Candy Crush with friends and family.
But if you love Candy Crush but you`re looking for something different, like a game that has more in common with a video-games like Call of Duty, then pick up a video games like Call Of Duty: Black Ops II.
Play those games until you are addicted.
The rewards are great, but they are just the beginning of what you should be getting from playing the addictive video-gaming habit.
Pick a video gaming addiction.
Most video games have addictive elements, and many of these elements come from a game’s gameplay.
The most addictive elements of video games are the characters, the game modes, and the gameplay elements that help keep the game fresh.
So pick up games that have addictive features and make your first video-gamess a game of the month.
These are games that require effort, and a game will become addictive if you don`t put in the effort to enjoy them.
And if you`ve been addicted to video-gamed experiences for years and years, you will have developed a pattern of video-playing habits.
Don`t be discouraged.
You can turn video-Gaming addiction around by simply taking a few minutes every day to play video games instead of playing other games.
Video-gaming has proven to be a powerful tool in the battle against video-based addictions, and video-Game addiction is not going away.
And as the games become more addicting, the reward circuits are activated in the brain to reward our physical behavior, so our brain starts rewarding physical behaviors.
If you want to get into video-Gamed addiction, then you must be ready to get your reward circuits activated and begin to experience physical rewards in order to stop your video-Games addiction.