SRS Internet Addiction

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  1. BradUF

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    Sometimes I feel like the internet is taking up too much of my time. When I get up I log on and before I go to bed I log on. I don't even really do anything besides read about three fourms and myspace. I don't even really play video games. Should I just smash my computer?
     
  2. denim

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    I get the itch everyday.
     
  3. BradUF

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    I just figure without the internet I would be so bored I would do something more productive.
     
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    I made it work for me somewhat.
     
  5. BradUF

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    Well I grew up on the computer for the most part. The only point in my life where I didn't use the computer that much was my Jr and Sr year of high school and everything was going great. Now that has passed all I do is surf the web and go to my few classes. I wonder if I get rid of the internet if it would fix things.
     
  6. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Yea same here, I log on when I get up, log on when I come home, then evetually go to sleep....i'm on Myspace and OT and lately craigslist too but i still do stuff like go out with people occasionally and also watching movies and what not.

    I come on because Its pretty much nothing else to do and I would be bored as hell...especially living by yourself:hs:
     
  7. BradUF

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    Well I don't lack social skills. I just lack enough friends to always have something to do. I called all my friends tonite and 2 are suppose to call me back in 2 hours. I just feel like I should have better things to do from M-T and all day friday until 10pm where I may or may not get to do something. I am just so used to having so many friends I didn't know who I wanted to hang out with.
     
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    Smash your computer and never look back.
     
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    if you are really concerned, terminate the things that cause addiction.

    what would you do, if you were addicted to smoking?

    same for internet addiction. my ideas:
    1. terminate your myspace account
    2. make yourself use inet only couple of times a day.
    say something like "I will only check inet every 6hrs for 30min"
    3. find a job or signup for volunteer work
    4. go to a gym

    you will find that as you get caught up and keep busy with other things that inet will be the last thing in your mind...

    if all else fails: CANCEL your INET connection
     
  10. BradUF

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    I am thinking about joining the Navy.
     
  11. BradUF

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    I am afaird though. How do I know it will solve my problems and not just make them worse? Also I think I should get my AA her so when I get out of the navy I can transfer to the UF and get a degree. I also have a scholarship. I don't know what to do, time just keeps passing by and nothing really changes.
     
  12. mare

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    Now there's so ggod advice there!!

    I was pretty stuck on MySpace & another forum before happening onto OT!
    I had to finally delete myself fromthe one forum & now only ck myspace a couple times a day...ck msgs & comment & log out...In the new year lan on being oneven less.
    1) need to get back to going to the gym...had been going upto 5 times aweek!!
    2) I do volunteer work at daycare 2 days aweek already
    3) Going back to school to refresh my nursing skills &
    4) Finally plan on being back to work full-time by June

    I understand the needing more friends & being bored at home...Being divorced after a pretty long marriage, dating is difficult & frustrating & very much want someone secial in my life...but I've realized I'm not gonna find him on myspace...so the getting back out there with work & school will boost my confidence & outlook & being out & about mingly making new friends I'll be exposed to more people.
     
  13. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    :ugh::wtf:thats like flushing money down the toilet
     
  14. BradUF

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    Yeah I want to smash my computer but I can't. I need it for school.
     
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    Very well stated!! :bigthumb:
     

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