Lifelong gamer and Nintendo fanboy Martin started this year with the unthinkable: an entire month without video games. We talk about what he learned.
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Things mentioned in this episode:
Can We Do Anything About Burnout? (Ep. 247)
Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
Game Quitters on YouTube
Game Quitters' Hobby Tool
Buying vs. Renting a Home: What’s the Smartest Choice? (Ep. 248)
How to Create a Study Space in Your Room
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0:02:25 - Why Martin decided to take a break from gaming
0:07:03 - Benefits of quitting video games for a while
0:17:34 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
0:19:59 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
0:25:15 - How Martin changed his setup and whether he'll stick with it
0:33:11 - Struggling with video game addiction and too many hobbies
0:39:57 - Conclusion
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