The "10 Days Without Internet" Challenge

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by TheUnderdog, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. blaalb

    blaalb Age: 23

    Briliant idea, but I can't participate this time because of school. In a couple of weeks I can do it!
  2. stretcher

    stretcher New Member

    As of today, once I finish writing this post, I will be taking leave of my computer for internet purposes for the next week. I will be avoiding my computer for other purposes as well, lest it tempt me. I have music on my hard drive that I need to practice for an upcoming jam session, but other than that, I am done with the internet.

    Following are *some* the books I've bought in the last month or so that I have to catch up on in my Kindle. That's what I'll be doing, instead of the internet.

    Bowling Alone - Putnam, Robert D.

    Starting Strength - Rippetoe, Mark

    How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization - Eberstadt, Mary

    Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life - Bellah, Robert N.

    Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America - Ferguson, Charles H.

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Pollan, Michael

    The 5 Essential People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts (Dale Carnegie Training)

    What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets - Sandel, Michael J.

    The Greeks and the Irrational (Sather Classical Lectures) - Dodds, E. R.

    Internet, this isn't so much me saying goodbye as it is me saying 'Fuck you.' Goodbye.
  3. changehopewill

    changehopewill started the program on june 7th, 2013

  4. Stramanova

    Stramanova New Member

    I think I have to try this. But first I'll have to come up with a plan, as I need the computer a lot for college and other stuff.

    Man, there should be a whole separate forum about internet addiction (there probably is, but I haven't found one yet). If you can moderate this, it makes pmo rebooting a lot easier.
  5. Yuuichi

    Yuuichi New Member

    I can't remember whether i failed or succeeded last time, so i'm going to try again. I was really serious about it for the first few days, and then it kind of trailed off.

    Anyway, the next 10 days without the internet - IN!

    (Apart from checking my e-mails and messages and news. Which shouldn't take more than 10 mins. And reply to my emails. Other than that, absolutely no surfing).
  6. ajobnihon

    ajobnihon New Member

    cool, i wanna try this challenge. This challeng is an acid test for me.
    little info about me. I believe that i have better control on temptation (i wanna test this believe). i could reach more than 100 days without porn. I have cut my coffee-cost. i drink coffee with friends only (social drinking). i have reduced smoking (probably under good control).
    But internet is my huge friend and source of all entertainment and a time killer.

    i wanna join this chalenge now. so my target is reaching 28 june without internet (use only for work purpose)
  7. Stramanova

    Stramanova New Member

    Most things in real life don't feel better than the internet, at least to me. Some books are really good, I like meeting up with high-school friends and I like tennis, but aside from that, I can't see many things that are more fun than what I do online.
  8. ajobnihon

    ajobnihon New Member

    oops, i forget that i cannt use internet for longer time
  9. I failed at this bitch. Miserably.
    I didnt even notice it properly until now. I mean, i knew but just ignored it.
    Its back to surfing mindlessly, updating news sites and shit AND, of course, end up not doing what im supposed to in the first place.
    Im going to sanction myself and inject some regulations on my internet usage. Because this is ridiculous.
    Here we go again.
  10. prizon

    prizon New Member

  11. nomorefapalexander

    nomorefapalexander New Member

    I think I have really developed an addiction. I go in circles exactly how Underdog describes. I will try to abstain from this for a while and see what happens.
  12. nomorefapalexander

    nomorefapalexander New Member

    I feel the same.

    I use youtube mostly for listening to music, but I feel I am getting desensitized to it and looking for a dopamine rush and try to search for the right music video. Is watching music videos still considered as an internet addiction?
  13. Nofap4me

    Nofap4me New Member

    I myself have begun a little experiment where I start of with unplugging myself from some of the major things I do on the net, such as Facebook. Yesterday I deactivated my Facebook account and I intend to keep it deactivated for about a week or so. Obviously I am still allowing myself access to other parts of the internet, such as message boards and skype, but it is still difficult without that stimulation that Facebook provides.

    I think this will help to start rewiring my brain as I focus on other things to occupy my time and stimulate my brain other. Over time I intend on taking a day or two out of the week to unplug from the internet completely for those days and replace that with social interactions or some other hobby offline.
  14. bLade

    bLade New Member

    I'll try this. I'll start tomorrow and be back online august 7th to tell you how i feel.
  15. Orbiter888

    Orbiter888 Member

    I think now is as good a time as any to do this. Last time I managed to go 5 days, let's see if I can make it the full 10.

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