Sunday, November 6, 2011

Simply addicted.

I have a serious problem. I have problems with the internet and I really need to do something about this. It amazes me how much time I waste online. On websites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and blogs. Link to another link. Hoping to find one more funny or amusing thing on the internet, I keep going and going and going. I did do half of my homework today. I got a couple things done so today wasn't a total failure.

But it's enough. I'd like to just one day relax and do whatever I want without feeling like there's still a couple more things I need to do for school/work. I bought Freedom and installed StayFocused on Google Chrome but those aren't permanent solutions.

I am really not getting anything out of it. I am merely going through the websites and content like a mindless drone. I have no goals or actual plans to do anything productive. It's like the minute I turn my computer on (or actually, it's on ALL THE TIME) I do whatever I can to avoid doing the things I want to do.

Okay. I am taking things into my own hand. I am going to change and figure this out. First of all, I can start with turning off my computer completely when I go to bed. So that way, I'm not going on the internet first thing in the morning when I should be getting ready for classes. Second, I need to minimize my time on social network websites. Third, I must use the internet for only the things I need. Like reading news from the NYT website. Or doing homework.

This means, there is a difference between going on the internet with no idea of what I'm going to be doing versus just hoping that I can multitask and do most of my homework.

I know this is a huge problem for me. I refuse to yield and let my life spiral out of control again. I can do this. I can take care of my own problems. I know what to do when my life is starting to get difficult. I face the problem and I fix it.

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