I took a 2 month break from MDC a few months back. It can be very addicting.
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9/4/08 at 1:30pm
Thank you everyone. I wish I could just take a break, but it doesn't work for me. In the 7+ years I have been here, I have tried everything!
Several years ago, I was the same way about tv. I would be so sucked into shows, and so excited to see what happened next. Then we got rid of our tv and there was a big period of adjustment, but after a few weeks I didn't really care about what was happening on these shows anymore and was able to focus on other things in the world. The internet is the same way for me, but I can't give it up completely because I am a student and I do find some useful applications online, like my google calendar and bill pay. But I can limit my social sites, and so that is what I am doing.
I don't think I mentioned it yet, but I am actually going to have dh block mdc from all my computers. And I am going to unregister. I am going hardcore. It feels kind of pathetic that I have to go this extreme, but I know myself well enough to know that these are the steps I will need to take. In my 7 years online, I have never found a board as addictive and time consuming as this one, so I think if I make this break I will be okay
My house is a mess, my boys are growing up, I have a ton of shit to do and I can't do it with my nose stuck in the computer. I need to get out and live my life. Invest in my home, family, career, health, and community. It is time.
I am going to leave mdc and start thinking for myself again, instead of filtering news topics and ideas through a message board. This has become a bad habit of mine. I read a news story or watch a movie and then run to the internet to see what others think instead of digesting it for myself!