You can’t limit your time; you can’t use it as a reward. I’m not talking about making this decision like you make other decisions, which you aren’t really serious about. If not, you will end up playing them again and again, wasting your days playing some stupid video game, justifying it in a thousand different ways.
If I were overweight, running would be a huge challenge for me.
Again, eating healthy is good and all, but that takes effort too, and changing your eating habits is not exactly an exciting proposition – which is why a ton of people don’t do it. The right advice is to find a solution to the actual problem: their laziness, lack of drive, lack of self-worth, lack of self-esteem, etc.
A day or two after I moved in, one of my roommates, Ben, and I began to discuss our previous involvement in competitive video games, specifically the game Starcraft.
I mentioned how I took the game very seriously and “was very good”.
Video games are without question one of the hardest and biggest obstacles to overcome when you first get involved in a journey of self-improvement.