Overcoming Addiction Solitaire

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Addiction Solitaire, yes it is addictive, I show you the damage it can cause and how to overcome it.

You're sitting at your computer when a sudden urge to take a break from your tedious work and engage in a seemingly simple game of solitaire strikes your mind.

Before you know it, hours have passed and you are still playing solitaire, unaware of the passage of time.

Your work load still awaits you when finally you break out of your solitaire spell.

Yes I am guilty of this, just keep playing till I win, lets see if I can beat that score and before I know it an hour has gone by, I had to break this addiction, and I did.

Does this scenario sound familiar?


You may have mistaken your love of addiction to solitaire for just that. A hobby you enjoy frequently.

However, if you have caught yourself playing the game mindlessly and for extended periods of time, ignoring the duties of your work place or household, it is very likely that you are suffering from an addiction. Signs Of Addiction

It may sound silly, but you can become addicted to this game so easily.

It's readily available, preset for use on every personal and professionally used computer. Lap or desk top.

It's enticing and requires little skill, and you always begin playing out of boredom with the mindset that you can stop playing whenever you feel like doing so.

Only to become a slave to the game behind your computer screen.

The Damage of Addiction Solitaire

This addiction is as real of an addiction as any other.

It has damaging effects related to it and if you don't realize them and come to the conclusion that you need recovery, the game can play with your life.

Here are a few ways in which addiction to solitaire can cause damage to you:


  • Lack of productivity at work
  • Troubles at work related to your solitaire play (for example, your boss writing you up for wrongful use of the company computer).
  • Backaches from sitting in a computer chair for extended periods of time.
  • Migraines from staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Decrease in social life and outside activities.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Dry eyes.
  • Computer and internet addictions.

Overcoming Addiction Solitaire

Addiction can always be overcome, and recovery starts the moment you admit to your addiction and the fact that it is running your life.

Here are a few tips to help you begin getting your life back from addiction solitaire:


  • Find a support group. There are all addiction groups for every type of addiction. They all assist you in your recovery and guide you towards healthy habits.
  • Seek counseling. Behavioral therapy can help you identify the reasons for your addiction and teach you how to cope.
  • Adopt other hobbies, such as painting or reading, to occupy your time.
  • Take a break from the computer when you are feeling bored at work, take on another task that does not involve use of the computer if possible (for example, reorganize the office or make copies of paperwork).
  • Uninstall the program from your computer and make a conscience effort to avoid exploring the programs tab on other computers (you know where the game is – don't go there!).

When you decide to stop playing addiction solitaire you slowly regain your self control and it can no longer make a game out of your life.

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Addiction To Solitaire Quote By Brian Tracy

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

Brian Tracy



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