help me, i m addicted :(

India
May 4, 2010 9:29am CST
hi guys, plz help me i m being addicted to my computer and internet......... i spend a lot of time on computer i weekdays, i spend around 5-6 hrs on it and on weekend the time even reaches out around 13-14 hrs..... i tried a lot to cut short my computer using hrs as i m a student and i need to concentrate a lot on my studies but whenever the pc comes in front of my eyes, i just cannot stop my self from using it.........and if i start to use it once than i atleast spend 5-6 hrs continuously on it. as i think many of us must be addicted like me , so plz plz plz help me..........
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@thanks1961 (7042)
• India
5 May 10
How any one can help you? In this case you should help yourself. For youngsters, now it become a critical issue. If the pc is connected with internet also, then 10-12 hours are nothing. No food, no sleep, nothing. Even children also having the same issue - games etc. etc. and you should take care of yourself. Still few point I fee to suggest is - Be strict yourself and engaged in something else. Be little bit more sports and out-games. Keep away from computers while you are stydying. Restrict working hours by auto shut down and once it shut down, just get way and get busy with something else. You can try all alternatives, but if you yourself not strict on this, no one can help you, mind it. Solution is simple, and we can suggest 100s of recommendations but if you are not actively consider, there is no point - so be strict to it and will get results. Even I am addicted to it. But a controlled effort made me more effective. If you are working with computers then it is not able to avoid. Try for few days and observe.
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• India
5 May 10
thats what i have the same problem now.. i think to reduce this problem u shud crate a interest on other thing so that u will bot be fully on only one!!
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@greenace (124)
• Philippines
5 May 10
I believe everything is just mind setting: if you allow your mind to take control of what you'd like to do at the moment then that's what you will do. I mean, if you permit yourself to be glued to your PC..well, it's the same thing as being glued in front of the TV..you always have control of what to do, what to feel or what to think of. There's nothing wrong with staying in front of your PC as long as you're spending time productively or you'd like to be entertained for a while. I, myself, use my PC to earn. You can actually use the net as a tool for learning..it's all in the mind..Trust me buddy, you can do it..just take control of yourself. Condition your mind and everything else will follow.
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• China
5 May 10
make it useful consciously other than subconsciously. learning new things,making money or so.
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@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
5 May 10
I suggest that diverse you attention to something like basketball, or maybe your just influence with you friend so you should stay away from them...and try to focus yourself to something more important, your studies.
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• India
5 May 10
If you doing some constructive work with pc then its somewhat fine but if just spending time surfing on it and you feeling that you are wasting your time when there are better things to do .You should consciousy avoid it like as you said whenever you see pc you cannot stop yourself,.You can do avoiding going to room where you pc is kept, try to stay away from, find something alterative where it can keep you busy and you feel good doing it, It could be anything like studying, talking to you mom, listening to musice,.Just make some strong resolution that onces you finsh your studies then only you can spend time computer.If you are feeling hard on this you ask your parents , sister/brother to help you to keep track with your computer usage.Like if they find you that spending too much time then they can interfer and make you shift to your studies.
• Philippines
4 May 10
I'm the same with you, I sleep 3 or 4 in the morning and wake up at 9 to have my work.. Well, being exposed to computer can earn you bad things that can harm your health... My technique here is that I play lawn tennis at 4 in the afternoon to exercise myself and also to minimize the use of computer... After playing it's obvious that I got tired... Then if I'm tired I'll go to bed early... It's simple as that... Tire yourself so that you lessen your time facing the radiation of monitor... But the best thing to have is discipline especially that you're in your studies... I also have a plan to stop going to school for half a year or maybe a year depending on my mood... It's because of the countless opportunities in the internet I can't resist... Back to your discussion, my best recommendation is to discipline yourself and time management...
• United States
4 May 10
Yeah like what other people said, just find something productive to do while youre on the computer. like increase your studies while on the internet or something. Just do something productive!
• Philippines
5 May 10
You'll get used to using the computer and get bored soon. LOL. Just like me. Before, on my bed before I sleep, I always think about this and that, how to do this and that, until I'll get up again and apply it. Mylot is very addictive especially that I'm new here. It's a great site to have your time pass by and earn money. I am searching the internet for more than 4 months looking for legitimate sites that pay you to do something. But having a stable job online would be the best money-making online.
@kheigh (216)
4 May 10
you have it bad then.. just like me.. but it's my vacation so i have no problems with it.. if you wanna restrain yourself then why not focus on something else like t.v. and studies.. if that doesn't work then ask someone to smack you hard in the head if they saw you using the pc or over using it..
• India
4 May 10
this is the best suggestion so far, of smacking my head :T thanks, happy mylotting
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Surfing too much in internet is not good. If you enjoying in surfing make it sure that it helps you to gain something. In using internet if you gain knowledge through researching and reading article you need is good. But if you spend too much time in playing online games is not good. You are wasting your time and electricity. Better to widen your knowledge using internet. If you can earn in internet, it is also good. Just make your surfing benefits you.
@bigsccs (13)
• Greece
1 Jun 10
Escaping from any kind even computer addiction is really difficult. Why don't you try to work on your computer most of these hours, than spending them on games, forums, and other stuff. That would really tire you, and it would make computer look less appealing to you.
@eat347 (1)
• Philippines
11 May 10
As a computer addict too, we cannot totally eliminate it in our system but we can lessen them with the help of setting our own limits. For example no computer during weekdays or during examination period, second go out with your friends like playing sports, or date with your girlfriend of you have one well that's all I can share to you for the meantime.
10 May 10
what you need to do is download some parental control I think windows does it so what you can do it set a limit of how many hours you can do so it will not let you access the internet at a specific time that you set it at hope this helps you.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
10 May 10
dont turn on ur computer unless u need to do ur homework on it. concentrate on doing other work first. and if u have time in the evenings, reward yourself with a little bit of fun time on the computer before bedtime.
8 May 10
don,t worry ..Its not only your problem..but almost all are addicted to the computer. We can't say it as a problem since it have become an inevitable thing in our life..so don't loose hope..and regarding the studies..try some online books..Be interested in searching the things u study..best of luck..
• United States
8 May 10
The only things i can say is give yourself a break, you're normal. Everyone has some kind of an addiction and /or OCD, rather they want to admit to it or not. I guess it's called being human and knowone's perfect.
@Brook909 (111)
8 May 10
Yes,obviously you are addicted to the PC and internet,because it is really a temptation to you.How about keeping your computer in custody of your parents and ask them to lock your computer in their room when they go to work, let them to help U.hope this will be help to you
@lmcueva (169)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Well, you shouldn't have posted here because you will only want to see new answers (like this one). :) Ask somebody to use the computer, that even when you feel the itch to use as well, they should tell you they won't let you. It's all in the mind. Sleep. Watch TV. Study. Get outdoors. Do anything.
@bestylish (922)
• Philippines
5 May 10
We have the same problem. I am also addicted to the computer. It's a good thing I have to share it with my brother. That way, I can have time to rest when it's his turn to use the computer. Why don't you try doing other activities such as sports. I do sports so I won't get stuck in the computer.
• United Kingdom
5 May 10
I think that this is quite serious if your studies are being affected. I spend many hours on the Internet but then again I'm not involved in study at the present time. I think that it's probably a good idea to take a short break away from your Internet use and assess your situation very carefully. Your studies are very important after all and I guess you need to prioritise your time as they say. Perhaps you can strike a balance whereby you devote so many hours to your studies and then have some Internet time as a reward for the hard work you have put into your study. This is a difficult situation to be in though and I would recommend that you get some advice from your lecturer as well. Good luck. Andrew
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
5 May 10
I know how you feel about being addicted to the computer. I was like that once until I met my hubby and it would bother him that I spent sooo much time online. At first I thought he was trying to sway me against my best interest but I realized that he was right. I wasn't spending as much time with my son either as I should have been and when my mom would phone she would hear my fingers tapping on the keyboard and would no longer want to finish our conversation. I didn't realize this until he started pointing out these issues to me. It took me a long time to organize and balance my time between my computer,hubby,son and other family members and it wasn't easy. All you have to do is think that those websites are not going anywhere and they will be there for as long as you want so put your priorities in order, get your school work done and have some will power. Don't let a metal box (computer) ruin your life. Good luck and take care