I was one among those who hurriedly downloaded Pokemon Go as soon as its digital feet landed on the app store. With a big grin on my face, I started swiping my phone shouting, “Pikachu I choose you!”. And yes I caught Pikachu. After that, it was all Rattata and Pidgey. So I walked more. Slowly my Pokedex turns from gray figures to colorful Pokemon. I’m so hyped, I felt like a kid again. For days I became a Pokemon master and I walked many miles just to hatched those eggs hoping for a Snorlax or Lapras (only to get that Nicki Minaj Pokemon all the time). It was still a lot of fun, though. But for the love of Pikachu, I must STOP.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Pokemon Go. I love it! I never imagined a game like this would be able to drive me out of the house every day. But aside from the calories burned and new acquaintances I have met on the road, it has also cost me a lot of days procrastinating. Check out this graph by Forbes.
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 5, 2016
Talking about distraction eh? First Facebook now this. I’m already spending an average of 2 hours a day on social media plus another 3 hours of playing this game. That’s 1/5 of my day right there. I could have spent that on cleaning the house, creating great stories or videos or even finding a cure for cancer (or something like that). So with great sadness and a heavy heart, I bid goodbye Pokemon Go (well not really goodbye goodbye – more like see ya this weekend when I have nothing better to do).
How about you? How many hours are you spending each day playing Pokemon Go? Will it ever stop? Tell me how. Leave a comment below and follow me on social media for more updates and stories. ??
*This is Day 2 of #Project365.