Day 1 I'm starting my own thread in this sub-forum, mainly to keep myself accountable. My goal: to reduce my time spent using the computer -- whether online or not -- each day to something much less than what it is now. What that number should be, I'm not sure yet. But I feel that if I keep track of it, it will help me to reduce it. I plan to post my daily useage times here in this thread at the end of every day. I'm using a google chrome timer for that purpose. It seems to me I need to keep this really simple in order for it to work. So I'm not going to worry too much about what computer time is for work, what is for education, what is for recreation, etc. Because essentially, I am just entangled in the computer big time, and I need to reduce the overall, big picture. I need to reduce all of it. I'm a bit like the Borg on Star Trek, the Next Generation. My purpose here is to dis-entangle myself. To discover means of engaging myself in life apart from the computer. At the moment, I use the computer for almost everything. One example is to read actual books, instead of reading so much on the internet. So far today, I've spent 2 hrs 37 minutes using the computer. (I don't have a smart phone). At the end of the day, I'll check back with a final report. I'm leaving for a vacation tomorrow, so for the next several days I won't be using the computer much. I also plan to have one internet-free day during my vacation.