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ARE YOU ADDICTED TO THE INTERNET

“HOW MUCH INTERNET IS TOO MUCH INTERNET?” , “ARE YOU ADDICTED TO THE INTERNET?”
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The Internet has made life a lot easier by making information more accessible to all and creating connections with different people around the world. It’s always stressful when you receive a notification from your Internet service provider that your Internet bundle has expired. Our generation has Internet on their list of basic needs, but lately we also have ignored some questions, “HOW MUCH INTERNET IS TOO MUCH INTERNET?” , “ARE YOU ADDICTED TO THE INTERNET?”

Well the range might vary depending on the need and vitality of usage, however though an average user, according to a mean from various Internet sources, should spend at most 30 hours a week on the Internet. Well do want to know whether you are addicted or not?

Dr. Kimberly S. Young has created a questionnaire based on other disorders to assess levels of addiction. It is the Internet Addict Diagnostic Questionnaire or IADQ. Answering positively to five out of the eight questions may be indicative of an online addiction. Here are the questions:

Are you preoccupied with using the Internet? Do you think about your previous or future online activity?
Do you have the need to be online longer to be satisfied?
Have you made repeated but unsuccessful attempts to cut back, stop or control your Internet use?
Do you become moody, restless, irritable or depressed when you stop or decrease your Internet use?
Is your time spent online longer than what you originally planned?
Did your online use negatively affect a significant relationship, education, career or job?
Do you conceal the extent of your Internet usage from your therapist, family or others?
Does the Internet serve as an escape from problems or relief from a bad mood?

Certain signs and symptoms of Internet addictions are as follows;

Emotional Symptoms


Feelings of guilt
Anxiety
Depression
Dishonesty
Euphoric feelings when in front of the computer
Unable to keep schedules
No sense of time
Isolation


Physical symptoms

Backache
Headaches
Weight gain or loss
Disturbances in sleep
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Blurred or strained vision


ARE YOU ADDICTED OR NOT ?


Log off your computer and take a digital detox now but don’t forget to subscribe for our post updates , we will notify you on all you would have missed during the detox .


Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.

- Gretchen Rubin















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