With social media, the signs are quite easy to recognize. If you choose to tweet or post something before and after most events in your life, you are probably addicted. If you would rather engage online rather than in real life, you are probably addicted. Could it really be that simple? Try not posting for two weeks.
So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to stay off of all of the social media sites I go to everyday during the week. I will only let myself go to those sites on Sundays, generally mine and everyone else’s laziest day of the week. The other six days of the week, I will only work on the projects I have in my head and on paper, write on this blog (this might entail a little bit of internet research, but I’ll keep it limited as i have a few pretty good topics in my head that i really would like to write about, and I’m really starting to like writing on this thing, so I’ll let this one slip), and keep on pushing towards making a better living for myself and the people around me.
You can’t take a ride on the T or walk Quincy market without seeing someone reading intently or typing away. We have become so dependent on e-mail and other PDA applications that more than 1 million Bostonians are addicted to it.
You have no control on the amount of time you spend online. You just don’t seem to be able to limit yourself. Hours often slip by while you’re online.
ARE You an ADDICT? Online or smartphone addiction is comparable to smoking you have to do it more than once a day and if you don’t you start to feel anxious, irritable, worried and desperate for your next time.
Lying. You won’t admit the amount of time you actually spend on the computer. Or you don’t tell the truth about what you’re doing on the Internet. You hide it from others.
That overload has killed my ability to produce work. The lack of work output has seriously affected my life in a few areas that i wish it never did and I am truly sorry about it.
These subliminal messages can make you more confident over your fight against addiction. You will realize that the ultimate key to healing is actually you. As long as you are willing to fight it, you can get away with it.