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10 Ways To Overcome Your PMC/Internet Addiction

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Did you know?

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Yes, the modern life means we have to spend time on Amazon, Ebay, iTunes, Google Maps, Wikipedia and the like. But these are productive websites, and dono t really count.

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What you have to worry about are the online activities that you dono t need in your life. Unfortunately Minecraft and Planet Minecraft are included in those. So how do you cut down on this non-essential internet time?

1) Wear a wristwatch. Or, get the voice of Stephen Hawkings to tell you the time aloud on your laptop (yes, this happens to me). If you keep track of the time, you can be aware of when to take breaks - after 45 minute periods.

2) Set yourself goals: times when you have to hit the off button and do something else. Reading, writing, going for a walk, talking to your parents. See? Stuff can happen in real life, too.

3) Force yourself to read messages/e-mails/texts/tweets/etc. just once or twice a day. For instance, read them all at once, perhaps when you wake up and just before you go to sleep. People can become obsessed with checking their inboxes, and writing responses takes up a lot of time. Time you could spend by socialising with them in real life.

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4) Take up a new hobby. Building in Minecraft is fun but youo re bound to to find something more interesting (and worthwhile) to do in real life. Doing kayaking or rock-climbing might be easier than you realise. Look into it.

5) Gradually reduce the time you spend daily on Minecraft/PMC. Lower it to 4 hours, then 3 and a half, 3, etc. Try using times and charts or graphs to stick to your targets and track progress.

6) Offer to help family members with chores and routine tasks. Make yourself busy whenever you can. Oh, dono t look at me like that. I know it sounds awful but ito s all for the greater good.

7) Put a brick (or some other large object) on your tablet/laptop/smartphone. Seriously. A physical barrier will remind you to not use them so much.

8) If the problem is becoming cataclysmic, dono t be afraid to go to extreme lengths. It's only inner strength that will solve your problem. Shove your devices in the bottom of your wardrobe, ask your parents to hide them from you, or, if money really isno t an issue, throw them off the edge of a cliff (your electronics, not your parents).

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9) Even if these physical barriers areno t working, why not get professional help? The people who can really help you are only a phone call away.



10) If you're beating your addiction, reward yourself. You may celebrate by playing Minecraft for a few hours.




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  • honeyy
  • Level 23
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • March 10, 2014, 9:29 am
4) Take up a new hobby. Building in Minecraft is fun but youo re bound to to find something more interesting (and worthwhile) to do in real life. Doing kayaking or rock-climbing might be easier than you realise. Look into it.

I'm going to say this:
Rock climbing is the worst and hardest thing ever lol.
  • SparklePuff
  • Level 20
  • Expert Artist
  • January 31, 2014, 9:06 pm
It didnt work... NUUUU IM GONNA BECOME A COMPUTER
Join leadership clubs. They don't cost anything, you get to be with cool people, and you get involved in your community and actually do worth-while things. I'm in three and perfectly busy. These and sports keep me away from the computer
  • NeonGhost_
  • Level 40
  • Master Pyro
  • November 4, 2013, 6:33 pm
nice this is good
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 4, 2013, 9:44 pm
Thanks!
  • snakeathon
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Toast
  • November 4, 2013, 4:43 pm
Sorry but... *message appears*
[You have been playing for 3 years]
[Do you wish to go get a f***ing life?]
[Sure...] [H**L NO!]
*Answers H**L NO!*
*Computer shuts down for 2 weeks*
*2 weeks later*
- COMPUTER WHY?
[Computer calculating solution to question]
[Computer failed to calculate grammar and spelling]
[SOLUTIONS]
1* Go get a life
2* Reboot
3* Go F*CK yourself
---------------------------------
No spam here...
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 4, 2013, 9:45 pm
No that sounds good to me ^
  • Jhent
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 45
  • Master Gent
  • November 4, 2013, 4:08 pm
ha!! XD i love the pic, also very funny blog! ^^
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 4, 2013, 9:45 pm
Aw. Thanks.
  • AlexSMDD
  • Level 22
  • Expert Taco
  • November 4, 2013, 11:12 am
Another way to cut down if you are still in school join band!
It is very time consuming, in a good way.
People who join band learn to concentrate better read music and learn to become a part of a group.
It really prepares you for life out of school and gives you the skills you need to have a job.
I know what people are thinking "Band? You play instruments how does that relate to life"? It really does.
It helps get people off the computer and learning to love ALL kinds of music.
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 4, 2013, 9:47 pm
Don't you have to pay loads for an instrument? (can't afford it) and don't you have to learn to play an instrument? (Too much work)
  • MattsOnMc
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • November 4, 2013, 10:37 am
Lol a addict is someone doing something a lot and wanting to stop but they cant
I dont want to stop so im not a addict :)
  • jiraph52
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Robot
  • November 3, 2013, 5:32 pm
I refuse.
  • Yisewalton
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Network
  • November 4, 2013, 5:49 am
Haha.
  • UpperNotch
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 3, 2013, 12:44 pm
i read the your electronics NOT your parents and i went aw
  • UpperNotch
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 3, 2013, 12:42 pm
i only dont have a life on the weekends
  • aroglu
  • Level 21
  • Expert Caveman
  • November 3, 2013, 12:22 pm
You idiot! You just said "stop pmc or mc addiction" and then you said "go and reward yourself with mc" What logic is that?
So what is this showing us?
I mean the picture with the Person dragging the other person on the ground?
I am now recovering from PMC addiction..... Oh wait I just hit the diamond button, ain't get no life again nao bby <3
  • rocknsugar
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mage
  • November 2, 2013, 3:15 pm
Number 10.....
  • Kaspisss
  • Level 47
  • Master Baconator
  • November 2, 2013, 2:44 pm
no i wont!
Okay then.
Time to make Stephen Hawking tell me the time.

Edit: Can it be Morgan Freeman?
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 2:37 pm
Yes it can. It absolutely can.
yey!
  • Jaxtrm_
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • November 2, 2013, 10:59 am
DARN YOU COMMENTERS, You beat me to the explanation to this guy with a.. "life." How do you get one of those?

Oh well...
  • MusaTheLegend
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Necromancer
  • November 2, 2013, 9:25 am
What's life?
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 2:41 pm
It's the thing that you'll see if you step outside. But be warned, the graphics aren't very good.
  • MusaTheLegend
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Necromancer
  • November 2, 2013, 2:51 pm
Ew, bad graphics, I think I'll pass.
  • Nananah
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • November 2, 2013, 5:37 am
there is no real lifee, lieess
  • []Levi08[]
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 2, 2013, 5:14 am
I have a life.A virtual life.
  • Dialga
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • November 2, 2013, 4:23 am
i have no parents...
oh, god thing I only do things like this for 5hours and 59 minutes. I was worried for a sec. :3
  • hobo joe
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • November 1, 2013, 9:54 pm
Nice job, it's good to see you again :)
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 12:40 am
Thanks. Yep, I'm just back to post those ideas I told you about, then I'm off again.
  • hobo joe
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • November 2, 2013, 6:05 am
Yeah man, I hear ya. Don't get stuck on PMC, you too good :)
Yay! I am not an Internet Addict!
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 12:42 am
Congrats.
  • Sonic0v0
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Cake
  • November 1, 2013, 4:50 pm
This makes me realize...I have no life xD
Thank you for not just saying, "Step 1: Close Laptop. Step 2: Go Outside." Which is easy to say, but not easy to do.
  • Kfcnyancat
  • Level 23
  • Expert Pony
  • November 1, 2013, 2:54 pm
Well written, but I don't like it. I'll say this: Your recommendations for things to do in real life aren't feasible in this economy, and both are things the average internet addict doesn't have the physical strength to do.
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 12:34 am
Yep, I mentioned the things that are necessary to do online 'in this economy'. But if you were an addict, the hours you spend online, gaming or whatever, would be separate to that. And, sorry to say, but if they don't have the physical strength to do this stuff then there's no other method of stopping. Quenching an addiction takes physical strength.
  • Chetcat
  • Level 1
  • New Archer
  • November 1, 2013, 2:22 pm
Amazing xD
These are not only good points, but the subtle humor here is great.
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 2, 2013, 12:35 am
Thanks!
  • Miss Shadowz
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • November 1, 2013, 1:48 pm
Whoops, I shoved my parents off a cliff before reading the next part
  • CuteMurphy
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Unicorn
  • November 1, 2013, 2:08 pm
lol, and aaah, you're retired :3
  • Miss Shadowz
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • November 1, 2013, 2:12 pm
mhm c:
  • SoggyTractor
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Spelunker
  • November 1, 2013, 1:52 pm
Aw shucks. Tell them I'm sorry.

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