People Time – There is an addiction in process if you prefer to spend time logged on to the computer rather than play with the children or spend some quality time with your spouse or significant other. Perhaps the surfing involves chat rooms, gaming, or drifting from forum to forum.
The internet can be a good and healthy tool, as well as way of spending time. When the internet begins to take over your life or you can’t stop thinking about it, you’re on your way to smartphone addiction.
He might be able to see the cycle, and consciously recognize that he won’t be able to find satisfaction. It’s like a food addict being able to recognize that they will be hungry again in 3 hours, but they still binge on a bag of chips. But his brain convinces him each time to act out again- to chase the ever elusive mirage that this will be the time that finally completes him. The crazy thing is that from a biological perspective, it is impossible for sex to ever fulfill him emotionally. It’s a chemical rush in his brain he’s after. And each time he gets it, his brain gets more numb to the chemicals, and he needs more and more to get his fix.
Meant to be addictive, the daytime shows known as soap operas have been around for decades and since the days of radio. A. Brewster Smythe of Yahoo! shares the seven signs of the soap opera addict. They include multiple viewings, lack of social skills, and even financial hardships.
While talking with your partner, be sure to set boundaries that both of you are comfortable with. For example: no form of technology while eating dinner or between a certain time frame. We’ve all heard it said, a television is not suppose to be in the bedroom. Maybe that same thinking goes for the laptop and blackberry too. Be sure to make clear acceptable boundaries with your partner. It’s hard to break old habits, your partner might need to be reminded of the boundaries from time to time.
And it’s not because I can’t. I have the knowledge and skills to do nearly all of them right now, or at least the means to find out how to do them. I’m just so obsessed with information and other people’s stories and projects that it’s impeding my own ability to succeed.
Each group has a set of bylaws (rules and regulations) and most have a creed, which is the mission statement describing what the group is supposed to accomplish. For example, Random Acts Of Kindness exists to do exactly what the name implies: deliver acts of kindness to people. This could consist of guestbook signings, articles, giving stationary or gifts, or any number of other small, thoughtful things to do.