How do I quit internet addiction?

I developed an internet addiction in highschool while dealing with some mental health issues. And more recently the past like 3 years I've been trying to really kick it. But every time I get a little success i just end up relapsing into it. i don't even know why I come back 90+% of the time I care literally nothing about what I scroll through it's just that my brains addicted to the dopamine, and probably also it's an easy place to retreat from my crippling fear of failiure. But it's literally just the most boring trash on this site reddit and youtube poisoning my mind and soul.

This is really concerning because even though I am keeping up with college. It eats up the rest of my life and I think it's inhibiting my spiritual and creative progress by polluting my mind and imprinting the fell sigils into my subconcious as part of an effort to create an egregore for the wicked rulers of this world.

IDK what to do anymore I keep failing and relapsing and I feel consumed after so long dealing with this about 9 years I have forgotten really what it's like to not abuse the internet and have my brain fricked by the elites. I just want to regain my mind. Also how can i heal the psychic damage caused from excessive internet use

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also I have already tried web blockers, keeping my phone in a drawer, meditation , and habit replacement i don't know what to do anymore. I don't want to be psychically annihilated on the day of resonant calamity pls help

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      dude this is your problem
      you need to actually want it, you arent a child to be tricked into obedience, frick sakes. Go take a cold shower and go for a run.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you considered quitting masturbation alongside? It will give you the energy to do outdoor or fit activities, more time away from screens. So many people underestimate the benefits. Since I've been doing nofap it is so much easier to spend time away from this website and I don't force it, I genuinely get the urge to go and do something. Believe me it's the key, just don't beat yourself up over having difficulty getting started, it's totally normal and you just need to train your body to get used to the changes, baby steps.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I barely do that as it is like maybe once or twice a month I am fortunate to be mostly apathetic towards sex stuff and don't even touch porn because it's cringe

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s not that you’re “addicted to the dopamine” of social media, it’s that you’re not getting it in other ways, also likely oxytocin since social media is just that, a social simulation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      hmm. I wonder how to get it. Most days i barely feel like getting out of bed tho recently I started an online programming class which I am hyperfixating on hard and wish i could do instead of my homework today lol.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      hmm. I wonder how to get it. Most days i barely feel like getting out of bed tho recently I started an online programming class which I am hyperfixating on hard and wish i could do instead of my homework today lol.

      Try to download OFFLINE content like books, workbooks, textbooks, and use only multiple AI assistants to help you with understanding them, and never use any "social" community or whatever where multiple people interact.
      I switched 80% of my internet use to this and I already see improovements.

      Also, you need to introspectively understand why you're not bored with malignant internet use, and psychologically work on it. Download some Jung's, Von Franz or Marion Woodman books to read through, for starters.

      I wish I could do that forwhatever reason most of my colleges courses are still remote because there cheapos. so all my homework has to be done through a web portal, the book is online and I'm not allowed to download it because of greedy text book companies and the lectures are online videos.

      I don't pirate because I'm paranoid about viruses

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        hmm. I wonder how to get it. Most days i barely feel like getting out of bed tho recently I started an online programming class which I am hyperfixating on hard and wish i could do instead of my homework today lol.

        live and breathe code
        the internet isn't even entertaining unless you're creating it now
        if it wasn't made by you or coded by your hands why even use it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >so all my homework has to be done through a web portal, the book is online and I'm not allowed to download it
        Well that's not much of a disaster, really
        >I don't pirate because I'm paranoid about viruses
        Anna's Archive is pretty free of viruses

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          libgen is great too

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          libgen is great too

          ooh cool thanks

          [...]
          live and breathe code
          the internet isn't even entertaining unless you're creating it now
          if it wasn't made by you or coded by your hands why even use it

          yeah i decided to switch my major from math to computer science starting next semester. because even though I like math coding triggers my ADHD hyper fixation more. My only issue is I really struggle with the pressure at school i really like my classes and I'm getting A's but I still feel stupid. And get really anxious about the tests, I just lost all my self confidence at some point to the point that i fell trash even at things I'm objectivly good at

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try to download OFFLINE content like books, workbooks, textbooks, and use only multiple AI assistants to help you with understanding them, and never use any "social" community or whatever where multiple people interact.
    I switched 80% of my internet use to this and I already see improovements.

    Also, you need to introspectively understand why you're not bored with malignant internet use, and psychologically work on it. Download some Jung's, Von Franz or Marion Woodman books to read through, for starters.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      also i tried active imagination from jung and It mostly ends up with me getting stabbed and staring at the sky. Or mysterious cloaked figures giving me potions. Or weird eldritch dudeds sticking tendrils into me..

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Interesting, rather unusual, even
        You tried to do Jung-style interpretations on them?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          a little dream interpretations stuff my guess was that it generally symbolizes how I just kind of don't really fight problems in my life. Or the fact that my subconcious imagery is mostly based off of random anime stuff that resonated with me and darksouls no idea why I haven't played darksouls in years.

          weirdly despite this my regular dreams are just reality but weirder and nowhere near as fantastical

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah well, could be just one of those times where there's nothing really to interpret to conclusion and instead it's a question of how aesthetic preferences go,
            >mostly based off of random anime stuff that resonated with me and darksouls no idea why I haven't played darksouls in years.
            because this is literally me and this has been a typical pattern for me for like a decade, even at different stages of psychological work and interpretations and the like.

            Probably a hollow recommendation on my part, but be sure to check out The Problem of the Puer Aeternus book first. Some hunch tells me that your feeling of restlessness you've posted about is congruent with a lot of the themes that the book covers.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ok cool i think I'll add that to my reading list

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    switch to linux

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'm in the same boat.

    I understand it purely as a dopamine thing. the whole purpose of dopamine is to motivate your human animal body to do things.

    we unfortunately live in a time where we figured out how to farm the most dopamine for the least amount of effort via social media. There is literally no easier way to "feel good" than to scroll on an app for an entire day. this shit is perfectly designed to be as addictive as possible.

    idk how to quit either :/ I feel like it'll take some extremely traumatic event to wake me up back to reality and realize that I'm going to die someday. But I don't want to wait for some trauma to make me realize. idk. idk.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah i feel that it's just so depressing because I know it literally lowers the quality of my thoughts. And wastes all my free time. But it's just become this compulsion.

      dude this is your problem
      you need to actually want it, you arent a child to be tricked into obedience, frick sakes. Go take a cold shower and go for a run.

      I think i want to stop tho like I ave bunch of things I'd rather do and myriad of reasons why I find it bad ranging from pragmatic to philosophical to tinfoil hat thoughts. it's just some shitty compulsive habit. Also I can't take cold showers they give me a headache after. Also running scares me because what if I'm so out of shape that running causes me to get a heart attack at 24.

      The people who know the solution certainly wouldn’t be able to give it to you here, because everyone here is also addicted. The people giving you advice are merely re-iterating advice that they give to themselves, but are unable to apply.

      that is sa smart point I should close the tab. Kind of sucks that the only place I get advice is the internet and that's where my fellow internet junkies are.

      I'm kinda in the same boat here.i want to stop using the internet ,but one of the things that fricks my goals over is how dependent i need to be on it for school and work.like you can't really become full monk style with this, but i think a tip that helps me not scroll through youtube-poops is journaling my activities through the day.I've been doing it for a week and for now it works.

      ooh thats a good idea especially because I honestly use google and the internet as a pseudo journal where i type down whatever I'm contemplating,

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The people who know the solution certainly wouldn’t be able to give it to you here, because everyone here is also addicted. The people giving you advice are merely re-iterating advice that they give to themselves, but are unable to apply.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I give advice that actually helped me though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        and yet you’re on EerieWeb. Oops.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >and yet you’re on EerieWeb
          Yes, and?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm kinda in the same boat here.i want to stop using the internet ,but one of the things that fricks my goals over is how dependent i need to be on it for school and work.like you can't really become full monk style with this, but i think a tip that helps me not scroll through youtube-poops is journaling my activities through the day.I've been doing it for a week and for now it works.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    21 yo male here, soon to be 22.
    Literally wasted the last 10 years on the internet. Mostly YouTube, videogames and copious amounts of porn (2 hours a day, average). Typical gift child case: really smart early, never learned to apply myself, overactive brain loved stimulation (of which I wasn't getting on my everyday life, since I felt everyone else too simple for my tase), no friends, no sports, overprotective parents that praised the fact I liked to stay home.
    Since 2018 I've been reading about self improvement, trying to recover myself, nothing ever worked that well. Self improvement homies really overstate the benefits of everything, some methods are useful but don't matter when you're so easily distracted that you forget to apply then. In my case I might even want to do something else that day but if I watch a single YT video then next moment I come back to myself it will already be 11PM.
    I think the major problem is relying on other people's help, methods, etc. Everyone is so different, you never know what will or not work. You just to develop techniques that apply to yourself, work on a more active level of self improvement, with lots of reflexion, hypothesis and experiments. Literally apply the scientific method to your life.
    Major place you have to work is your mind, what thoughts you hold as truths, what really are.
    Best advice I can give is: make the good habits easier, make the bad habits harder. But even then you need to couple it with some major truth bulding/seeking for it to compound over time.
    I'm still trying to develop something that will really take off the programming (temporarily at least) and allow me to commit some corrections. Ain't easy though.
    That's what I ask of you guys, try new stuff (actually new stuff you yourself formulated), pay attention to results and then share it with your fellows comrades. We can achieve something greater togther.

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