Originally Posted by The Cloud
Originally Posted by seeker5
Most of the time, yes I tend to use computer games to avoid dealing with emotional problems in my life.
What if you turned this statement into "yes I tend to use computer games, and I have no excuse or justification for doing so. My emotional problems are not to blame and have no control over me, because I am responsible for my actions."?
It loses the simple truth and does nothing for me.
My emotional problems caused this, and I'm the one who caused my emotional problems. I'm not being less responsible for saying my emotional problem caused this. I don't believe emotional problems are out of reach for me to handle - I've had plenty of other emotional problems I've overcome. I believe I can resolve them, if I focus on doing so. So my statement is not one of losing power, but of gaining power. Realizing that I use computer games to avoid dealing with emotional problems is a good realization. Because now that I know that when I start to feel nudge to play a computer game, or to read the online news or something like that, then I know there's a something going on in me and I'm going to go journal about it to discover what it is so I can deal with it. That's better then spending two weeks straight distracting myself and brooding in my negative emotions until I get to the crisis point where my body is in so much pain.