Had To Give Up The Internet
This past week I had to give up my home internet. I was just spending waaaay too much time on it. It got to the point where I timed my internet usage. In just one Saturday, I clocked in at 8 hours. It was that time that I realized that enough was enough.
I see my internet usage as a true addiction, as though it is a drug. My internet time takes time away from me hanging out with friends, and doing the productive activities that I want to do.
It's been about 5 days since I gave up the internet. I'm very surprised to say this, but I don't miss it at all. I got some errands done, and even picked up on my art. I go to bed at a reasonable time now, and I'm rarely late for anything. My life just seems to be more wide open.
I plan on using the internet at work and school only. That way, when I do get the chance to use it, I'll have an actual need to. Plus I can better regulate my time too. Spending hours on the internet doesn't seem like much, if you do it only occasionally.