First and foremost, it’s important not to get too attached to what you do online, and to maintain a strict distinction between the reality around you and the virtual world you inhabit from time to time. If ever you feel the online world is starting to engage you too much, keep a healthy reminder of the world around you-such as textbooks or a time-table if you study, or an itinerary or set of documents if you work. It may sound slightly corny, but these reminders do work to pull us away from completely losing ourselves in a made up reality.
Also try to maintain a healthy and active social life-such that you have people around you that are willing and able to remind you of your real world presence. Often, the temptation exists to disband from society and engage in the easier task of building your virtual presence. Remember that the more you invest in this auxiliary world, the less is invested in your real world.
It’s important to keep from correlating your physical GCLUB presence to your virtual one-to the extent that you end up paying hard-earned money for in-game goods or money. This is ill-advised and is only a slippery slope to full-time spending on your game avatar. If ever you feel in danger of resorting to such methods, make sure a friend is around you that is firm enough to remind you not to descend to such levels.
Since most gamers are students nowadays, colleges and schools are reporting lowered standards and decreased performance from the youth-particularly teenagers who are more susceptible to fictional addiction. Try and keep track of your future and the life that is ahead of you that will only be yours to live. The real world isn’t a game where you get a re-spawn or a reset, you only get one proper shot at the good things in life and no game achievement is going to equal that.
Whatever your pleasure is in gaming, try to remember to have fun and be refreshed but never too lost that you can’t find your way back.