I gave up Candy Crush Saga. Okay, I raced through four levels to reach the last game, then decided enough was enough.
I needed the time I was spending on the game to write and craft and work on other projects at home.
I thought it would be simple, but nearly 2 weeks later, my finger still hovers over the icon wanting to tap it. Just for a little bit. Just one game.
The home renos and never ending projects help. The twitchy need to create helps. So does writing in the dark, with a candle burning nearby also helps to keep me on track.
But I can’t give up games entirely. I need the break, so I’ve broken out my logic puzzle books to shift the focus in my head so I can work on solving those other problems.
It’s still not easy. The urge to open the app remains there, part of a habit I’m breaking.
But so far, I’m succeeding. And that’s what counts.
Until next time.