Going Cold Turkey for Self Control

Internet addiction is becoming more and more of a problem these days. I have often found myself on Mashable, Lifehacker, youtube and Facebook during the hours I had allocated to work on my project. Not long ago I took a challenge regarding smart phone addiction. I found that since I stopped the use of smartphones, I was on the non-productive spectrum of the internet quite a lot. Just about a month ago, I decided to block these sites on my office computer and personal laptop.


Smart Phone Addiction Challenge results

I began a ten day challenge on the 12th of March to determine whether or not I had an addiction to using a smart phone. The ten days are now up and I want to share with you my insights and experiences from this challenge.


Smart Phone Addiction

I own an iPhone 4S and for the past month or so it has become apparent to me that the phone is taking over my life. It is a constant distraction as I compulsively check for messages and e-mails. I have been contemplating going cold turkey and giving my phone up. I have had my suspicions that I may be addicted to this mini computer in my pocket. It makes it difficult to stay on task and live in the moment, something I’ve learned over time matters most. I am in the habit of checking for emails every 30 minutes or so. When I finish work, I often find myself staring into the phone screen playing the game Clash of Clans unsure how long it has had my attention.


Obtained my Domain name, Finally!

I was finally able to obtain my domain name. If you are not from India, you should know that I have a very common name. Apparently this domain had exchanged hands 27 times (not quite sure how accurate this data is). I am quite happy to finally have the ownership of this domain.