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I Am Taking Up A Challenge……

Hello there, so a few days ago, while surfing the internet, I cam across this quote

“These, and many other commonly observed phenomena tend to show that it requires a minimum of about 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.”

I was really excited when I read this but after doing some research I found out that this was more of a myth than a fact. It actually can take from 18 days to 234 days to build a new habit. So, in this post I am declaring that I am going to test myself and see how long it would take me to build a new habit.

I am thinking of leaving all the games I play, YouTube and Twitch. I will still be active on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, the reason for this is that I use these platforms only for my blog.

 

Reason for taking up this challenge

I think that if I stop wasting my time on these platforms I can grow much better as a person.

I have already started my challenge on 5th October 2018. I will be posting updates about this challenge every week. *I hope this works*

I really hope this changes me for good and helps me to be more productive.

I will still be uploading posts at regular basis.

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Author:

I am a student and a blogger and I really like reading and sharing various quotes.

13 thoughts on “I Am Taking Up A Challenge……

  1. Right on Rad! I agree with you! That is a good step to take! I used to play Xbox 360 back in my 20s and early 30s (before Celiac at 33) and I got real into the live online gaming. Oh man was that addicting! I played Assassin’s Creed (back when it was new) with a team from around the world and we were good. It was a lot of fun, but it was also a waste of time compared to more important things I needed to be doing. I actually got rid of my Xbox after I was diagnosed with Celiac. I for sure would not be doing my blog if I was still gaming, which for me personally would be a sinful waste of time. I do not want to ignore my calling from the Lord to share the Gospel and help people, so I hear what you are saying about wasting time.

    Now I am not saying the Xbox is sinful or judging anybody who games. I do believe some of the games are sinful though with the imagery, language, and even sexual & spiritual darkness in some of them. It’s like anything. It can become an addiction or an idol or sinful if we take it there. It is also good to have recreation and leisure time, and many of the games are great for that on Xbox and other systems.

    I loved gaming and it’s hard for me as a father. My 8 year old son has been asking for an Xbox. It’s either that or he wants a Nintendo 3DS. It’s hard because I know gaming can be addicting and a waste of time. Right now my son is too young, but I let him download games (like Flying or Tank shooter types) to my phone for now. He is in Taekwondo and I would much rather him be out doing real things learning cool skills like that! His brain is fresh and young and I don’t want him being a video game zombie like so many kids these days.

    I loved video games and I played them since they first came out in the 80s! I was the kid at the local 7-11 with a pocket full of quarters playing the solo arcade game in the corner of the store for several hours on a Saturday. That was before we had game systems at home! We used coiled up corded phones back then too! Ha! Atari fizzled out, but I loved my Sega Genesis and Street Fighter! It was awesome playing at home!

    Great post! Sorry for the long reply, it really made me think! God bless you in your decision Rad! I’m praying for you to have great victory and success in it!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your support. I totally agree with you on this. Sometimes games can take up a lot of time and because of this reason, I thought that I should take this step. I absolutely love your support and comments. ❤😊😊

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  2. I look forward to reading how things go for you in this endeavour. I think we should all take stock of our habits to evaluate their usefulness. Leisure activities are one thing, but too much of them can be addicting and wasteful.

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  3. Don’t forget to focus on the positive stuff that will replace what you’re giving up. Remind yourself of what you’ll gain so you don’t resent what you’re giving up and know which you want the most. Where you put your focus is so important because that’s where you’ll go to. Chin up as you transform. You’ve got this!

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