how to fight internet and media addiction?

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RememberWhatUCameFor

RememberWhatUCameFor

dont cry for me im already dead
Nov 20, 2018
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i spend all my day in front of a screen 8hours at work, the same at home. sadly i lost all my friends due depression. quit contact to my family too. i think major part why i use the internet is so much is that its my only remaining form of socialising except saying hi and goodbye to my collagues. dont know what to do. what things could i do instead at looking the whole time at a screen?
 
Close_to_freedom

Close_to_freedom

Why the long face? Cause I don’t wanna live here.
May 19, 2020
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I’m in front of the internet all day every day. I tried to break the addiction, but there’s literally nothing else I could do with my time. I can’t work.

Anyway, you break it by turning it off and finding other things to do. Read a book, do art, work out, etc. Personally, nothing but the internet holds any interest for me.
 
coldeyes

coldeyes

the rumbling is comfy
Jan 9, 2019
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It's OK. I know a 70 year old guy who lives in the internet. He's very conservative, reliable, kind, loves his grand kids. He complains his youngest son is useless as he spends his time in internet. Guy who maintains Oldman's comps told me the guy always on pornsites, gambling, whore hire, etc. I think it's OK.
 
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ReallySillyOtter

ReallySillyOtter

Will commit suicide or die tryin’.
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Fight fire with fire. There are many programs and smartphone apps to restrict your internet time and/or certain sites.

You may already have these. Many smartphones have settings to control these. Check something like Settings -> Digital Well-being. Also many routers (the device that connects you to the internet) can be made to shut off at certain times of day. Usually under "Parental Settings".
 
Underscore

Underscore

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You have to find something else to do that you enjoy. It can't be something you make yourself do, you have to actually want to do it. I garden, at least in the warm months. In the winter I guess I'll be back in front of the pc too, but I hope to try and get out to walk.
 
puppy9

puppy9

Om Mani Padme Hum
Jun 13, 2019
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I avoid reading YouTube comments and avoid the recommendations tab. That's how I weaned out of my YouTube addiction.
 
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