Hi everybody, Rob here. Trying to give up unintelligent internet usage. I think it's fine as long as I'm using the internet and it's not using me, ya dig? This is hard, and that is a good reason to do it. But I also think it's good because it will hopefully make me more independent. I'm also trying to give up PMO. Since this is going to be a more difficult one to draw the line with, I think I'm going to be pretty strict. The Rules: 1. Never use the internet Exceptions: 1. Checking email and messages and assigned homework at most once per day 2. Posting on this forum at most once per day (I may look at other categories on this website, too. But since I don't want to get caught up in mindlessly browsing, I will say that I am allowed to look at at most one other thread than my own threads) 3. Using the internet to reset my counter(s) in case if I ever relapse in anything 4. Using the internet strictly for research purposes when required for school/work (this one is rarely needed, as I usually research with books) 5. When someone else needs to show me something on the internet. Otherwise, I will not prompt the need to spend any more time on the internet. I'm really excited about this, as I've basically been able to give up video games without much conscious "cold-turkey" mentality over the last few years (with a couple relapses). I'm certainly not dependent upon them anymore. Oh yeah, one more rule: No videogames Since they are basically the same thing as mindlessly searching on the internet, I will not play them. What should I make the rule if I'm around people playing video games without being vague? I suppose I should say that I will not watch them play video games ever and if I am distracted from whatever I am doing by the videogames, I will simply relocate. This would not count as a relapse. Hopefully, once I give up unintelligent internet use, I can find more ways to completely expel digital devices from my life and get back to simplicity.