Seems Like Working on the Computer at Daytime is not Enough...

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United States
September 21, 2008 9:59pm CST
I work on the computer and browse the internet at daytime. And in the evening I do the same. Seems like my face is in front of the computer most of the time. You think I am an internet addict? How long do you work in front of the computer and over the internet?
5 responses
• India
22 Sep 08
Well it was funny reading your question! Anyway, see it depends on the kind of work that you are doing. If you just pass your time away chatting or playing silly games, then there is no point sitting blank-faced in front of your computer. But at the same time if you are someone who is into programming, or say something like web designing, I would say its beneficial for you. Of course, one must never forget the old but ever useful saying, "excess of anything, is anything, but not good". As far as being a computer addict, again, it depends, either you are a geek, or you are a dumb addict ( 'you' is being used as a general person, not being directed at you). In case you happen to be the geek, I would say good going. If not, which seems more likely to me, you should narrow down your timing, by counting the time you require for doing the most relevant and important stuff, because you might not realize, when you are sitting on your PC, thinking "WHY AM I SITTING HERE? ", Yet continuing to sit, you are doing nothing but wasting your time, by actually being idle. I'll tell you how I freed myself. I counted down the hours I required. 1 hour for playing games, 1 hour for earning money through web programs, and half an hour for chatting. Now that meant 2.5 hours, after that, it becomes certain, any time I spend on my PC, is a time where i am actually doing NOTHING. Good day!
• United States
6 Oct 08
Sorry I got back to y'all just now. Been busy lately. You are trying to give me a bit of a tap here. You have a point. I can say I am not totally a geek nor a dumb one :) Like what the other my lotter said, I should strict myself. Just giving a specific time when I should sit in front of it and when I will stand up to give myself a break. Thank you for your thought.
• India
7 Oct 08
well i think a little differently, giving a specific time is ok, but you need to ba knowing how much of time you need to give, by knowing how much o work you need to do on it. Suppose you pre-decide you would give 2 hours to your pc everyday, and not more. Now on day 1, you have work on your pc, that is going to take you 2 hours, that goes ok. but the nest day, if you have absolutely no work, why would you spend that much time on it? 2 hours would bea terrible waste. And suppose you did not sit on your pc for 2 hours the second day, instead just sat for half or say one, you saved some, and in case you have some more work to do on the third day, you would have more spare time to do it. In case you got comfuzzled, lol, you can try to read it again, you'll get what i am saying. The point is being work oriented, and not time orieneted.When you have work to do on pc, why not spend more time? and when you do not, then why to spend more time?
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
I face and work with computer most of the time. Definitely only day time is not enough.. but is really tired when facing that all day long, thus do need to adjust and plan the time for short break and rest, get "recharge" !
• United States
6 Oct 08
Sorry I got back to y'all just now. Been busy lately. Yes, recharging is definitely should be habit now. Because you know I like working on the computer so much especially in the internet. But I think I have to minimize the time spent here.
• Malaysia
8 Oct 08
Hi allurejan, you are right. It should be work life balance.
• India
22 Sep 08
Well... mmm. sure sounds like an addiction. Why not make a pact to yourself that you will keep the system switched off for sometime everyday? And give yourself a real holiday on Sunday? I am a bit like you, but recently, I have created some strict "off-the-computer" hours. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
• United States
6 Oct 08
Sorry I got back to y'all just now. Been busy lately. Nice advice you have here for me. Maybe I also would try this one because I need to be disciplined...really.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
Yeah i think so but that's not bad as long as you are able to fulfill your duties in the outside world. I myself is a computer addict. I spend most of my time in front of the computer. Sometimes it's making me sick and weak.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Sorry I got back to y'all just now. Been busy lately. I noticed that too. Working in front of the computer for long hours makes me feel weak. What I do is that I go out for walk or go to the malls sometimes.
@h8739182 (448)
• India
22 Sep 08
I almost spend 10 Hrs a day with a computer.