Is it possible to have physical withdrawal symptoms when you cut way back on time spent online? I think i’m having some. I had similar symptoms a year ago when i cut out caffeine. I managed to ax it for all of a week. Then i went back to my iced tea habit. (I drink the stuff even in the dead of winter.) Anyway, it’s only been 2 days. I feel tired, restless, a little irritable, head achey and dimwitted like i have an alcohol induced hangover. (I haven’t had such a hangover in over 25 years.)
I admit to going ‘on’ a couple of times yesterday and earlier today, and i’m well aware, of course, that i’m on now typing this. So no, i couldn’t go 3 full days. Compared to the amount of time i’ve spent for years though, it was next to nothing. But that doesn’t count. I went on. I gave in to the urge. So that means i’m addicted. It logically follows, therefore, that i can be having physical symptoms. I think. Have any of you ever experienced this? It’s pretty shitty.
It has been wonderful otherwise though. When i can ignore the mild fatigue, (i can’t stand feeling any fatigue at all, i’m so used to feeing good,) and can settle in with a good book, go for a long walk, focus on sketching.. That’s when i forget about the ol’ internet. So i’m going to keep trying. I’ll come back here when i can go 3 full days without any, (how do i underline that?).. I mean ANY internet!
I might be back at the end of this week, the end of next week, or who knows when..when i can go 3 days without the social networking, the constantly grabbing my phone for who knows what. Certainly nothing important. You all take great care, and rest assured, i’ll be back!