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How can I make life more stimulating and beat an Internet addiction?

I'm underemployed, have so many hobbies and interests that I can't decide which to pursue, and friends who are usually too busy to hang out very often. All of this makes my day-to-day life incredibly dull, so I usually end up online...all day. My room doesn't get cleaned, my laundry doesn't get done, my clients grow unhappy, and sometimes I forget to eat, but at least my brain has something to do. [more inside]
posted by oogenesis on Sep 4, 2014 - 16 answers

How can I stop spending so much time on the Internet?

I feel like I'm addicted to the Internet. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is go on my smartphone and Reddit for at least half an hour. I live at home and spend most of my day on the computer listening to music and surfing the web into the early hours of the morning. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on Jun 16, 2014 - 16 answers

How do you stop an internet addiction from diminishing your priorities?

Need help breaking an internet addiction before school begins. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Nov 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Cold Turkey

I was deeply affected by this recent MetaTalk comment and I have some questions regarding internet addiction and productivity. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Logging complete browser activity

I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction. How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you?

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 20 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

I'm posting this question so I don't have to get offline

Do you have suggestions about dealing with internet addiction in general and chat board addiction in particular? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Put me to sleep!

Why do I refuse to go to sleep, even though I'm tired, I need to get up early, and I'm not even doing anything fun? (long description follows) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2008 - 34 answers

No Web Surfing Has Given me the Shakes and Dry Heaves

Any advice on coming to terms with not being able to surf the internet or keep up with the news for the next year? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Jul 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me get away from the computer!

I am depressed, have elements of ocd, and one thing that seems to fuel both of these conditions is something I can't really describe as anything other than "internet addiction". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2008 - 30 answers

Ending an Internet site addiction.

As a New Year's resolution, I want to quit visiting an off-topic forum that robs my productivity. I would like to change the password and keep it at a distance so that I will not have access to it earlier than a year from now. Are there any solutions that will curb my addiction? [more inside]
posted by timmins on Dec 31, 2007 - 13 answers

Simple application usage timer?

As part of my new-year-self-improvement kick, I'd like to track the amount of time I spend browsing the web. Is there an app that will track how long a single application (in this case, Opera) is open each day, and show the total time somewhere on the desktop? [more inside]
posted by ad_hominem on Dec 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Internet Addiction

I am a chronic procrastinator and I am addicted to the Internet. I am looking for an organization similar to Alcoholics Anonymous in or near Berkeley, California. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 17 answers

Wanted: Reliable porn blocking software for Mac OS 10.3.9

Looking for reliable porn-blocking software for Mac OS 10.3. Help! [more inside]
posted by zombiebunny on Mar 4, 2007 - 16 answers

figuring out what he needs and why

How do you honestly regain trust in your partner? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Sep 5, 2006 - 28 answers

I am trying to kick my internet porn habit, and need suggestions on how to resist my temptations.

I am trying to kick my internet porn habit, and need suggestions on how to resist my temptations. [more inside]
posted by ilikebike on Aug 12, 2006 - 24 answers

Morning routine for an internet-addicted college student?

What is the best morning routine, especially for someone who is (a) in college and (b) wants to fight something starting to look like internet addiction? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Internet site blocking

Does anyone have recommendations for good software/methods to block certain overly addictive websites for say, the revision period prior to exams? [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Mar 24, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I deal with or get rid of my internet addiction?

Anyone here feel they are seriously addicted to the Internet -- and by addicted, I mean, your Internet use is a net negative to your social or work life, and you can't seem to stop it. If so, what did you do about it?
posted by luser on Jul 16, 2004 - 28 answers

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