| ||I program for a living and I'm addicted to the internet. Help|
33 points by pcjunkie on Oct 9, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 14 comments |
|Over the past few years I've grown to see my internet use as an addiction. It's compulsive, it's not just social media, it's just the act of shoveling information into my brain. Novelty. Click. Read. Click. Read.|
I've also discovered that it's having a negative effect on my ability to focus. I used to read a book a week. I haven't read a book since I got a smartphone. I can't.
Anytime I've done a full computer detox I feel better within a week. My sleep schedule normalizes. My focus lengthens. My brain gets quieter and less compulsive. Time with friends and loved ones becomes deeper.
But I love coding. And I love programming for a living. And I love programming side projects. Programming isn't really the problem. It's a productiv focused creative act that also provides me a good living.
But programming takes place on the internet pretty much. It's ever present.
I'm thinking about going internet free at home. No wifi. No smartphone. Just access to the internet while programming at work.
Any tried something similar?
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