It always seemed to me that gaming itself was counterproductive, and I've always struggled to spend less time on it, but really never managed to. That is, until now. The only way I found to keep the games from consuming more of my time than they should was quitting them completely.
The thing now is that I can't profit from all the free time I earned by doing this, and often I just feel too anxious to do something productive at times in which I'd likely be playing games, so...
What can I do to overcome the anxiety left by my gaming addiction?
What can I do to make good use of the free time I earned by quitting games?
At first I thought that by quitting playing games the productivity would come to me naturally, but here I am, a month in without games, and still I find that I'm not doing anything productive with my spare time.
I do know what I wanted to be doing right now, like having a blog or contributing to some open source project, but there seems to be something blocking me. I can't manage to put my time in things I'm not obligated to do. Has anyone gone through anything like this before?