Hey guys I’m tewns and I’m an addict.
Sure it’s a cliche, but I don’t think that I had fully admitted this until coming here. I was going to make my profile banner a joke, but then I noticed that I was making light of something that is a serious problem in my life. I have spent whole summers, winters, and years on the computer. Reddit, video games, manga, porn, tv shows, anything to get that dopamine rush. So, when I realized that I was avoiding a major problem through humor I sobered right up.
It’s serious here. There isn’t much to laugh about when you’re wasting your life away.
To change the subject, I’m a mid 20s scientist living in Boston with a long term girlfriend. I’ve been getting into board games and DnD recently and will be applying to grad school next year.
I’ve been on the path of NoSurf for a couple of years. I have significantly reduced my internet usage by blocking the internet entirely on my phone using AppLock and using Qustudio on the computer. My girlfriend holds the passwords to both of these.
However, I still have more battles to fight. Lately, instead of taking a real break at work, I’ve been using the unprotected internet to surf Reddit and news websites. This ends up making me more fatigued instead of being the break that I’m looking for. So, I’ll be thinking about how to avoid doing this without a blocker (there’s no way I’d put child protection software on a work computer).
I’m excited to meet you guys, struggle with you, and hopefully benefit from the experience.