2016 i achieved nothing but failure, OP.
As a computer science student, i skipped so many classes that i failed without even doing the tests... I'm drowning myself in debts while wasting my parents money (because i study far from my hometown) without they even knowing whats going on...
what made me open my eyes was when i realized i've had played 1600+ hours of dota 2 alone in 2016, i felt like i was nothing, that after that i wouldn't be able to achieve nothing in life, i think it was one of my most profound sadness after my depression years in 2011
i used to even dream about dota 2,
its been 2 months now and i have played no video-games, i can't prove you it has any benefit, but for the first time in a long time i stopped and think about me, because i've been running away from myself for a long time
if you play too much video-games, i recommend you to stop doing it, it may be ruining your life as much as it ruined mine, by anesthetizing me of reality
another thing that helped me was start lifting, i feel my health improving (i wasn't able to carry 20kg before starting lifting and now i can)
Monday it'll start a new semester for me, i really hope things do well for both me and you. I am definitely afraid of not being capable of keeping it up, and as a very anxious guy the only thing i can do about it is stop and meditate until the anxiety goes away, because i've got no selfsteem.