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How the fuck do I curb my internet addiction? Im online every hour I'm awake. I browse my phone until I fall asleep, I wake up and browse, I watch porn on my phone, I use my phone to listen to music while I shower.
Its everyday every single day. I can't take it anymore. They purposedly make everything addictive so you get trapped in the shithole that is the internet and they get fat checks and bonuses because ad revenue went up.
Please help me, I get insanely bored offline. I tried greyscale and uninstalling apps but I always go back


Just take your dopamine hits and stop whining about it


>just consume bro
>dont use your brain to think my dude


Oi dont be a cunt


How many times can we keep seeing the same thread.
It becomes tiresome, if you really wanted help, you wouldn't make a low-effort post about it
Again, more attention-seeking around here
Can i ask, are you all teenagers doing this?


Can't relate sorry


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try to stop using the internet for at least 1-2 days, it won't break your addiction for sure but it'll make you realize you don't need it as much as you think you do.
you'll find something to do don't worry


Just because you're bitter and angry about your life and situation it doesn't mean you should sling shit into every opinion/post you particularly don't care about. And I'm not a teenager, I'm far from it. Get a grip


I have tried it, I have tried a lot of things. Nothing seems to work. Its maddening


>Tells me to get a grip
Seriously, what answer do you expect could possibly change your situation that you haven't already read around here
Unless you are a newfag, in that case back to reddit you go
But i have a feeling you have been around here long enough
Which in that case, you are simply attention-seeking and it's very transparent


I'm not attention seekint and if I were why would I want the attention of other outcasts? Don't you think I'd prefer the attention of people that have something going on in their lives?
It's pretty easy mate, you help me stop being addicted and I benefit from it and you benefit from me not posting anymore


wtf is there to do with a smartphone?
even a cheap monitor whould be better to enjoy books/comics watch letsplays and over media


Smartphones are portable


It's a computer, what you mean? Have you ever took a long shit while browsing wizchan? Best bathroom read.


Doing that rn. But people still havent given me a solution. Motherfuckers


I don't think your internet addiction is the problem. The problem is you're not doing anything useful or interesting while online. Try to do something for financial gain or an interesting project. Pick up programming, investing or something like that.


But you have to enlarge stuff like an idiot and can't enlarge video content at all
Unless the pinnacle of your content are reddit memes


Why do you feel entitled to anything around here from anyone?
It's painfully obvious you are English, typical mentality, wanting other people to solve your problems


try to install linux. It will brick your devices. Problem solved.


Europoor actually but thanks for the compliment nonetheless


I think I have determined that I can't put aside my electronic devices because my brain is bent on ejecting itself from reality. I can't cope with my own existence any longer.


This is what I do:

Set your phone up so it's ONLY for basic phone\messaging\email notifications, basically make it really simple, no social media (not a problem for me), change settings so you only rarely get notifications. I have a handmedown iPhone, it has Screentime which allows me to disable things like the inbuilt Safari browser, and also to limit time on certain apps. This will make it hard to browse on your phone. Then you'll just have to try to retrain yourself to only check your phone rarely, to ignore unimportant things, etc. I spent time changing the filters on my email account to make sure only essential ones come through to my inbox.

Step 2. Figure out a REASONABLE daily limit to internet\computer use. Are you going to watch something on your computer while eating? Ok count that time, are you going to check news, or watch x amount of videos? Spend x amount of time on imageboards? Try to limit it, and try to concentrate it in one block of time. Then get a timesaving addon like leechblock for Firefox\Chrome and set it up to limit when you can access certain sites, etc. You can also set a schedule on your computer to shut down at certain times, to remind you to step away, etc.

Basically don't rely on your own self-control moment to moment, that won't work, we don't work like that in general. You need to set restrictions that'll be at least somewhat 'enforced' from without. Then always have a list of things you could be doing OFF the computer. Another anon already mentioned ebook readers, you can get decent ones for $100 or so I believe. IMO they're worth it, I've been reading old r9k threads from 2008 on my Kindle Oasis recently and it's very comfy, no distractions.

If you follow this advice, you may still have lapses and disruptions, but I've probably saved you hundreds of hours.


Close enough and it wasn't a compliment
It's clear from your responses you are starved of attention, maybe you need to look into that as one of the causes for your online addiction


Can't beat them? Join them.

Start doing something useful online.
Learn a new language, study greek mithology, you choose it, you literally have all knowledge available to humanking in your hands, why not use it?

You won't be able to switch doing useful stuff immediately. Remember than starting is easier than stopping. Just push yourself doing something useful or interesting for 2 minutes whenever you want, then do it more frequently and longer.


where the fuck did you get the old r9k threads plus what else do you do offline?


>where the fuck did you get the old r9k threads
archives I assume


there's archives for that? 4chan is so trash nowadays. The tranny posting and race bait is off the charts, I believe most are bots because you know no one can be that fucking stupid. I also blame crab culture and memes for ruining the web, because now we have devolved into the lowest form of expression possible


4chan has had a dedicated archive service for a long time. Don't we have archives too? It doesn't take much effort to set it up.
>I believe most are bots because you know no one can be that fucking stupid
Don't attribute to malice what could be attributed to stupidity, but don't rule out malice.


those are just scrapers? i dont know what site you mean but most 4chan archive things aren't official they are just ran by random people i think


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>where the fuck did you get the old r9k threads

I got the 2008 ones from somewhere on archive.org. Sorry I can't find it at the moment, but there's a giant 4chan archive somewhere on there with large .tar files.

>what else do you do offline?

I guess you're asking in general? Movies, reading, thinking, listening to music (especially lying in bed, listening to 'space' or ambient music). Check out 'Hearts of Space', thousands of hours of good music, the earliest episodes are very comfy. Here's something nice I rediscovered recently - https://youtu.be/NdNjF5no2Ro


Desuarchive.org has decent archives for r9k going back to about mid-2012 I think. About 2017 I started moving away from the live board after being there since 2009, it's much nicer these days to just to search the archives with keywords or pick a random date and find a good thread. It's a bit different reading through a thread passively years after the fact and not being able to contribute anything, but really when you think about it - when you read through something there's no substantial difference when you read it.


Ban smart phones and all wireless internet traffic. The internet was meant to be a tool for academia. I guess it will always be more than that. But it shouldn't be transhumanism tier.


Many things were created for watching porns or wars


>How the fuck do I curb my internet addiction?
Stop charging your phone. Turn off the option to load images automatically in your web browser on your computer
>I get insanely bored offline.
Theres thousands of things to do.
Some suggestions:
>playing a sport
>learn a language

If you really wanted to stop using your phone and computer you would. Ultimately no one can stop you except yourself


Reading is way too boring and overrated in my honest opinion
kinda gay ngl
>playing a sport
with covid fears sadly this isnt very feasible, although I've always wanted to learn how to surf better
probably one of the worst things to recommend not only is it insanely boring as well as its a neckbeard activity
>learn a language
I've been down that road oh so many times, ultimately learning a language is just intellectual masturbation
I have no garden or green space to take care of
Just not my thing at all
Thanks for the ideas though


>kinda gay ngl
>its a neckbeard activity
Leave this website.


>Reading is way too boring and overrated in my honest opinion

Reading is a big portion of what you do online every single day. Realize that, and then try reading something relevant to your interests offline in small chunks at a time. Maybe a little more each day. Maybe one day you'll be finishing a chapter for your days read and then will go "…actually, what happens? A bit more"

It's probably the easiest thing on that list to transition to as an alternative because you already do it, you're just very attached to the current venue and its bells and whistles.

It frankly sounds like you don't actually want to try very hard to curb anything and wanted more to just vent feelings about yourself. Okay.


>If you really wanted to stop using your phone and computer you would. Ultimately no one can stop you except yourself
Why the FUCK do you think it's called an addiction?


>a neckbeard activity
Those neckbeards are more happy than you kiddo.
Fucking cancer.


Maybe they are, but at least I look like Bateman


prove it


Pick up a creative hobby like writing or drawing. Pick up exercise and weightlifting. Go outside and enjoy nature. Just find a hobby


bury your modem's power cable

if you really need internet you can dig it up

but you can do that to quit everything. only once you are without internet for a while and truly bored can your brain become interested in a hobby


Not bad advice.

But I would have a list of "options" first. Like for example a list of books to read. Or hobbies to do. Writing is a cheap and easy one, just check out a writing prompt on /r/writingprompts or some other site.

Another option is just EXERCISE. Exercise literally changes your hormones and brain. It doesn't even have to be intense like walking around while listening to an audiobook.


to get infos about any hobby you need to constantly check the internet.
If something isn't addictive enough that makes you forgive about imageboards, youtube and such, you better waste your time on the internet


>just hit the gym brah


Internet addiction is a norman meme, much like video game addiction, porn addiction, etc.
They fail to admit that spending time online is better than doing shit like interacting with other normans or other stupid hobbies, but instead of just admitting it, they try to spin it into some kind of "addiction" like it gives them an excuse or something.
"Hey I'm not playing video games because it's way more fun than doing other pointless shit like learning a language I'll never use, I'm actually addicted!"


>Go outside and enjoy nature.
this is the least retarded advice in that improvebrah's post, why weightlifting though? why do normans think this is a quick fix to every problem?


Fuck the gym, its so much easier to do it at home just buy some shitty weights off craiglist or whatever

It feels good after you get started and get in a rhythm. I dont lift for anyone but myself. Makes you feel good and burns off excess energy. Better than reading imageboards all day


one thing about having weights at home is you can never justify being lazy about going to work out because they are always waiting right there, practically begging to be used.

Besides, most gyms are still not opened yet because of wuhan flu.


>Makes you feel good and burns off excess energy
endurance activities are much better for that, if you're into that stuff.

>I dont lift for anyone but myself.

yeah that's what every meathead says, it's the equivalent of succubi claiming they dress provocatively "for themselves" ==> lol


Is there a way to actually do useful exercise at home though?
I end up feeling retarded for lifting a piece of metal up and down again and again, reminds me a lot of becoming self-aware when i masturbate


>I end up feeling retarded for lifting a piece of metal up and down again and again
That's a normal reaction. There is nothing inherently satisfying or rewarding about moving your body for the sake of moving it, like a rodent in a wheel. You're better off doing some activity where you happen to exercise but it's not the only point of it. Most fitness faggots are in it for bragging rights and to feel better about themselves. It's ultimately a more socially accepted form of escapism.


>Is there a way to actually do useful exercise at home though?
Without leaving the house? Can be tough, but you can purposefuly do hard chores or pick up carpentry as a hobby. If you throw in outdoors to the mix you could perhaps take long walks to the forest and bring back stuff like rocks and tree branches to do things with it. Maybe dig a big bunker and fortify it with sandbags.


Any pdfs of digging a bunker by hand?

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