Addiction

Intoxicating? This is how to deal with digital addiction

It’s hard to imagine how each day new things to drawn us into digital addiction on the tech front are showing up. The pressure is massive we can’t hold the line. The question is how exactly can each one of us deal with that problem. It can be prevented. It can be cured. When these two approached can’t work or can’t prove worthy, digital addiction can be turned into a profit. A serious profit.

Preventing digital addiction

Prevention is avoidance. Avoidance is abstinence. Abstinence is like conservatism. It can work as it cannot work always.

Prevention is having that smartphone and allow it to be there untouched, except when necessary. Through it, you can avoid other pieces of tech and be ok with it. You can gain your time and part of your time that others count on for their happiness.

For it to work you are expected to be aware that:

  • Addiction can be addiction on anything.
  • There is always the helpful side of anything “terribly bad”. You can create a social account and advertise through it. As someone creates one, borrow a loan to buy the services of the best photographer in the town who can help with good photos that can win personal likes and nothing else.
  • Where these is addiction there are promises of profits as well as those of big losses.
  • Of all the forms of addiction existing in this world, digital addiction is the most complex. We can go for three hours in the Candy Crushing Saga and think of anyone else on the same screen doing something else as addicted. The things is, there are millions of addiction on one screen or control. Some may be helpful. I heard that someone quitted smoking by switching to PlayStation.
  • There are many things you can do to be free while not preventing your presence in what digitally addicts. There is one thing you can do when you simply prevent yourself. Preventing.
  • Keep yourself an owner of budget tech since by your preventing much of you are an average user. This can help you in preventing unnecessary spending.

If you belong to the prevention faction you don’t pick up the digital side of things as a quick fix to the needs of your leisure time. “Oh, I have been studying hard. So, after exams, I will spend hours gaming.” This is not good for you.

Every form of addiction is bad no matter whether the narcotic be alcoholic or morphine or idealism

Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dream, Reflections

Curing digital addiction

Basing on my experience I give you my eight points.

  1. Just when you need to be there the most. Accepting defeat works. You must act as if you are accepting defeat. This goes for adult sides and addicting games or spaces online. Right in the middle of your writing an assignment you can find yourself stuck in one tab. Close it without hesitation as if you are accepting defeat. Walk away when you need to play the most. “I am leaving this game without a win. Without my satisfaction achieved.”
  2. Allow your digital world to be governed by your world of good habits. If doing you bed just as your feet land of the floor happens. Giving that social account only your Friday can be your thing to work on as it is necessary.
  3. Admitting that you are a victim is a fortfying ideal. You see, digital world bring the possibilities of anything through a simple screen, or a simple anything. And that is an immense opportunity. Victims of the digital world are increasingly out of their intention. Admitting that you are a victim instead of benefiary is enlightening.
  4. Addiction can be addiction on anything. Understanding that is key to unlocking much including your chances to see that you are drowning in digital addicted.
  5. You can create ghost accounts for advertising and make no friends online. When new things show up they create an illusion that old things no longer work and old friendship can’t save us. This is not good for us.
  6. The slower return to innocence.Try to get yourself into wasting time on less harmful content that on very harmful content. Once less harmful content becomes your thing. You then try to waste your time on productivity stuff than on less ahrmful content.
  7. Digital desertification can starve your addiction. Try to spend months or a year withouts gadgets you love the most. It can help. You can also delete accounts.
  8. Don’t try what you haven’t tried. I repeat! Don’t try what you haven’t tried!
  9. Devine speration is for those who can afford. If resources can allow, compartmentalisation of your digital resources is ideal. You can have a smartphone for social networking to play that part alone while another smartphone is for productive issues. A room can be for gaming and stuff and stuff. It can free up your tools from being both but to be either productive or otherwise.

Not curing and preventing digital addiction and simply benefit from it.

You can get paid through an addiction. That’s the good part. Find means to sell the products of your addiction. Artists are addicted to their art and they sell it. An addicted gamer is likely to be the one who can be the industry’s most credible commentary.

That smartphone or whatever is not going to cease to be your companion. You cannot change this fact.

All you can do is to stay in the positive. You can join social networks and platforms that can enhance you instead of ruining you. You can learn something when you answer a question on quora than when you post a nice selfie.

Download those productivity apps and give them personal use. Be emotionally attached because if you don’t you will still revert back to where you came from. Emotional attachment is why we are addicted to those sites and gadgets we are addicted to. Digital addiction is not bad because we can use it to achieve greater things in life.

If you believe in the digital world you must defend the fragment of the digital world you believe in and save your world through it. You are more efficient than one who is without. Be efficient.

How to stop an addiction

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Because your life is full of choices you chose and decide but some of your choices may end up as habits in the near future, things you are addicted to. Habits, then addictions can follow the trait of the choice which they came through, and what you think about them― good or bad. If one of the choices you made is an now an addiction so bad to you and you want to quit this is, although not all of it, how to stop.

1. Stop defending or justifying your addiction, don’t hesitate to let loose, just stop!

Remember something is bad when you yourself consider it as bad. It sometimes happens that you know you are stuck into something ‘bad’ that you are not ready to let it go, but sometimes you have a feeling each time you exercise it that it must go.

An aspirin addict did amazing work. He asked someone to lock the door leading to an en-suite from the outside, him on the inside together with what was enough for his tummy in the next two months. Such is a rare breed of commitment, and the timing as well. He blew up two months of his once-in-five-years leave to let go of a pill high in caffeine.

2. Try to avoid the means that increased your in doing what you are addicted to, reduce the probability of getting exposed to such.

Is it gambling or betting that is your addiction to fight, and you think gambling is bad for you? Shutting contacts with those who make you gamble and being absent to such places that you are likely to do so is, although a weaker solution, a good choice.

If it’s avoiding adult content and the outcomes to come out of such, and you think it’s all good for you to avoid it, then keep potential places, where you do it, closer to likely preying eyes. Keep your door open, and try to feel that everyone is closely watching you. And go on to reduce the time of your stay in such places.

3. Try not to be a lone ranger.

Fighting addiction requires you to kick out of your life all people who are friendly to that addiction. Only after that, you can try to have some more friends to revel your weekends with, your good times with. People friendly to what you want to be without the addiction, and to you as well as a host to that addiction.

4. Find an advisor

This is essential. You need a second layer of people who can throw some good words to you and help you through it. People who can give you the right package of dos and don’ts specific to each addiction. The greatest, if not only, input, after all, is from you. You don’t change anything if you don’t put anything on ending a habit that you are a host to.

5. Immerse yourself into the do’s and don’ts and do what you must or don’t do what you must not.

Do exploit a chance when it comes, like severe illness when you are a smoker, and allow yourself to employ all mechanisms there can be to have yourself stop.

Digital detoxification: When I dropped out of college, someone posted on my timeline on Facebook that he was not welcoming the news of my departure. This so happened while I was trying to conceal my dropping out. And, so, to prevent this from happening in the future I deleted my Facebook account only to return back two years later intending to only advertise through it. A WhatsApp account in my name will never be active.

Don’t admire those who are better-off addicted. Don’t admire your wins possible through the addiction.

Do learn to pour more of your love on something like a pet in your backyard. Don’t think and believe that it’s too late.

Do, address it by attacking a hobby, or something that is not an addiction itself, but the addiction’s greatest accessory and enhancer. You can first let go of the alcohol, if you happen to take many cigarettes when drunk, and take them without much control. After dealing with beer and cigars, you can now get back to that sweating bottle in the chiller and soak your throat.

Don’t forget each day about your struggle. Don’t sleep. Be consistent. And…

6. Record your progress.

Keep your progress in a secret diary, noting the days you have managed to do well without and some of the changes/challenges you have faced. If you are now doing your smoking three times a day next month’s progress should be two.

Keep everything in your diary you can read over and over. It helps to keeps yourself much concerned about your problem. Rage, of intense desire to halt it, keeps flowing in your veins.

7. Keep yourself busy. Exhaust yourself through new hobbies. Be happy and satisfied.

Giving yourself some time to sweat helps in fighting one of the things that drive us into some behaviours, stress. Buying your happiness through any other means other than the substance is the cure. Forget to think about making yourself better in any other aspects of life. Be satisfied.

A busy day makes it impossible to squeeze some activities on its schedule. Try to make yourself so busy to chase your addiction away. If it is possible create a list of alternate goals to address when your daily goals are done.