YOUTUBE / NEWS ADDICTION

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by Lesnarlulham, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Lesnarlulham

    Lesnarlulham New Member

    Since I gave up porn and the other addictions I had I have noticed I started to significantly increase my internet use.

    This would be all good and well if it was meaningful use. But, a lot of the internet use is not in line with any of my goals or aspirations.

    I do have a goal to create a youtube channel with quality content however, time spent on youtube is just spent on watching hours worth of videos with no controls.

    I have also noticed since there has been news regarding Paris attacks etc. I have started to look at A LOT of political news. Just to get my blood boiling I seem to be only interested in getting riled up by it which is creating addictive chemical responses.

    I can always measure when something becomes an 'addiction' because after you have exhausted all information on a topic you still continue looking at the same articles etc.

    What successful strategies really work? Especially when one of my goals is related to the problem site.
     
  2. breath

    breath Member

    What impressed me most about your post was that you stated a goal (the youtube channel).. The weak poin was that you spoke only about what's keeping you from the goal while not focussing on ways you might achieve it.

    You can do it - but it'll come quicker if you forge those goals and strategize more constructively perhaps.
     
  3. Nowist

    Nowist Believe that you can and you will.

    I do not really have a problem with youtube or any sites. If anything, I do not watch the news at all, I find that's just bad propaganda for our brains. You do not see the positive news as much in comparison to the negative ones on Television, Internet etc.

    But yeah not sure what I can offer aside from have a clear focus for why you are using an outlet. Set a timer. And when that timer goes off change activity. You can do it buddy, break that addiction chain down.
     

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