I tackled TV, video games, porn. Internet, here I come (or leave)!

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by Combette, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Combette

    Combette Fight the New Drug

    I started a regular reboot journal 4 months ago.

    Now I think I'm sufficiently into the process that I can handle another step : getting my internet addiction cured.

    I have a lot of projects in my life. I'm in college as a classical singer and guitarist, I have a blog about social issues, I compose and write music (both to prepare some entrance exams at the university in 2014 and to have my own band, for which I already have members), I also play the accordion and write lyrics, I try to get involved in different social events, such as provincial politics and environmental causes, I have a wonderful boyfriend to make plans with and I want to have enough time for my friends and family. I also need to find a summer job and do my taxes, and I would like to have more time to read and watch documentaries. I also love to bake healthy alternatives to sweet delicious things (such as cookies made of whole grain, with less salt and sugar and healthy oils instead of butter) and to put the recipes I create on Food.com, and I want to get fit.

    But the problem is that I spend most of my time NOT doing what I should to keep those projects alive. I always find some reason to go on the internet instead. And end up wasting my time, sometimes delaying mealtime until I need to sleep. My sleep hours get awfully delayed too. I know that the light from the monitor keeps the brain from producing melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. I know all the facts, but my addicted brain will always find a reason to go on the internet anyway. But now I'v decided to discipline myself once and for all, instead of lulling myself into believing that it's good for me.

    What I want to keep doing on the net :
    • Writing one blog post per week, on Sundays.
    • Looking at my e-mails and school e-mails twice per day, morning and evening, and taking the time to reply in the evening.
    • Read my webcomic every day, which takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    • Having at least one moment each week where I can surf on subjects of interest, to keep my blog interesting and learn new stuff. The problem here is scheduling it and keeping it to a reasonable time. I think that half an hour would be great, 2-3 times a week.
    • Coming here from time to time to update my journals and read other people's experiences. Let's make that a max of 45 minutes a week, on Saturdays.
    • Looking up a recipe or an occasional query when I need it, but trying to keep the time spent to a minimum. As a gluten-free vegan, things can be quite complicated without the net to help.
    • I will also allow myself to talk on Skype half an hour every day since I can't use my cellphone to talk more than 1-2 minutes, and I do need to communicate with family and friends who aren't close.

    So what I will do is simple. I will keep track of every minute I spend on the net for the next week. Then, I will come back and write the results.

    Wish me success.
     
  2. flamingwind

    flamingwind Guest

    good luck, I'm gonna fight the internet next month we can do this 8)
     
  3. cikatomo

    cikatomo New Member

    I wish you success!

    I can tell you I was addicted when I was living in small town because I didn't have many friends and not much to do.
    When I was living in big town, and now I'm again in it, I'm only searching with whom I can hang out. I love my friends and people more than anything. Spend as much time as you can with them, you'll miss them when they're gone and you'll remember them and your lovers more than anything.
     

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