this is not happening at all. pretty much glued to the screen. 9 months ago
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I have a newborn daughter (7 weeks today) and spending less time on the computer has happened automatically. =D I hope this “habit” will stick. 10 months ago
Between movies, seasons, streaming, browsing, a few useless sites I’m addicted to, and a few very useful sites I’m addicted to, I spend a good portion of my day in front of the computer. Starting today I will log all hours spent watching movies etc. and see how that adds up over the next couple months and see if that will get me motivated to stop. 12 months ago
Getting it done. I actually deactivated facebook and WOW the amount of time to get things done now is ridiculous. I can’t believe how much time I wasted on FB. Also, I’m working now, so I don’t have much time left to putz around on the computer. So, yeah, getting it done. If I can maintain it for a year, I’ll mark this goal as done. 19 months ago
This doesn’t only apply to the internet, which is why I have chosen to join the group wanting to spend less time on the computer. Right now, this seems really hard for me to do, as I come up with things I cannot do in my opinion all the time, and this is annoying me already.
I don’t know how many hours I spend on the pc daily, but it must be really a lot. And if I am not on the pc, I usually also do things involving a screen (watching TV, playing games on the playstation, ...). I want to change this definitely, but it is hard for me to find a place to begin. If I really e. g. spend over 10 hours daily on the pc, then narrowing it to two hours or even less in one step sounds really hard for me.
Another problem I have is that, when I cut down on the time I spend on the pc, I “suddenly” have the idea to work on pieces of art or something like this on the pc. However, I currently don’t have access to all programs I’d need for this, which is a good thing I guess. Anyways, these thoughts make it even harder for me to stay off the pc. Plus, whenever I am not on the pc for a “longer” period of time, I have nothing on my mind than, “But what if I receive a message now? An important one …?”
I don’t have any friends living near me except for my sister, who is sharing this flat with me, as well as the pc. And I am a rather shy person, so it is rather hard for me to get to know others … Which might have resulted in me searching for this online.
Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate the friends I have; they are also there for me when I need them, and I call them true friends, no matter whether I got to know them online or offline.
It is just—the time I spend on the pc truly weakens me, it takes all my energy so to speak, and I dislike this very much. I wish I knew what to do really. I cannot join a club or anything, because I cannot pay for it, plus the situation here is currently very unstable, and we are looking for a new flat, which might be further away then and whatnot.
Sorry if this seems all like whining; there will certainly be happier entries coming. I am just currently really sad about my own behavior and that it is so hard for me to just give up. 2 years ago