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The "I quit / pause / return / change / etc." thread

nairismic

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Hey guys, it's been a tough day. I have realised that cubing is becoming unhealthy. It's all I think about now, and I can barely do anything else, and also, if I don't get in at least 70 solves, I start hating myself. What I need now is reasons to stay, because I fear that if I stop for a while, I won't be able to come back. I really love cubing, but maybe it's best if I leave. I really don't want to, but I dunno, maybe I should leave. I don't know why I felt like posting this, but I know the community will convince me to stay. So go ahead. Make my day.
 

EvanTheCuber

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i had the same feeling man, then I got interested in big cubes and new cubes, it brought me back. maybe get better cubes? :(
 

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If you feel it's become unhealthy, maybe you should take a break. It's supposed to be fun and you're supposed to feel a sense of accomplishment. If you've lost that, take a break, and you can always come back to it in a few weeks or months.
 
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I have five suggestions:

1. Just solve every once in a while (or a couple times a day) for fun, don't worry about your times, or how many solves you do

2. Realize that 70 3x3 solves really should only take 30-45 minutes depending on how fast you are

3. Get into different events, they can often be really fun and they're not just the same thing over and over again.

4. Take a break for a few weeks or so

5. Quit cubing altogether
 

PetrusQuber

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Hey guys, it's been a tough day. I have realised that cubing is becoming unhealthy. It's all I think about now, and I can barely do anything else, and also, if I don't get in at least 70 solves, I start hating myself. What I need now is reasons to stay, because I fear that if I stop for a while, I won't be able to come back. I really love cubing, but maybe it's best if I leave. I really don't want to, but I dunno, maybe I should leave. I don't know why I felt like posting this, but I know the community will convince me to stay. So go ahead. Make my day.
Ah... This is called addiction. Simple solution, try taking a break. Don’t hate on yourself, force yourself to spend time on other things too. Try get another hobby, I like playing Minecraft too, as well as reading books. Be more active on here, that will stop you actually cubing as much. It’s fine to take a break, but do come back - set a reminder or start taking frequent breaks, and getting longer everytime. If you don’t enjoy cubing, try new events. And listen to other people’s advice too.

Please don’t quit cubing, you don’t need to quit to get rid of the unhealthiness, you need a break, or some advice from here.
Wish you luck :)



Edit: Also you can still be active in the community while you take a break.
 
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