June 19, 2019 So the rules of not using the internet are simple. I will only use my computer browser if it is for checking my email, writing in my journal on this website, or to access my medical school portal. Other than that, if there is no justifiable reason for me to have my internet browser open, I will not do so. I'm doing this to combat PMO but also to really curb the amount of time I spend in front of a screen. I'm at the point in my life where I barely use the internet anymore. The only time I'm on it is when I'm spending abnormally large chunks of my day browsing mindlessly. Today was smooth sailing as I spent a greater part of the day socializing and exercising. Hopefully I can continue this momentum tomorrow as well. I'm entering this phase again where I'm drifting away from my mother. I think her mental illness is starting to act up as she's being more snide and verbally abusive. I'm not sure how to handle this, as when I was a kid, I would resort to PMO because I needed an escape. I sometimes get the urge to hit her (like she did me growing up), but I don't think I'll ever go through with that. Anyway, I'm off to bed now. I'm going to write my journal entries around the same time every night. Hopefully I can continue this practice while in medical school.