There’s a reason you don’t invest in yourself

In business school I took a number of classes on finance, and a core concept that underlines virtually every calculation in finance is the discount rate. The concept actually originates in economics, from an idea called the time value of money. In plain … Read More

You play to silence your existential anxiety

Compulsive or addictive video game use should rightly be considered a first world problem. Anyone who has the time to sink 12 hours a day into gaming clearly doesn’t have any trouble with food and shelter. Not all of us … Read More

Don’t mistake the noise for the signal

I had a rough week. I’ve been on this new job for almost a month now, and it has been a real struggle to wrap my head around everything that is going on. It’s my first gig as a consultant, … Read More

Moderation is Mentally Exhausting

I recently started eating a ketogenic diet. In a nutshell, it is a high-fat low-carb diet that causes the body to produce ketone bodies to use as energy in the place of glucose. This metabolic state is called ketosis, hence … Read More

Don’t Quit Forever, Just Quit Today

Imagine the rest of your life—without games. You come home from school or work, you eat dinner and settle in for the evening, and then… no games. You wake up Saturday morning with no plans or obligations for the day, … Read More

How I Built a Daily Meditation Habit

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ve probably noticed that I am a big fan of meditation. I think it is the single most powerful and effective habit to help you successfully quit gaming and improve your life. … Read More