2. Determine the triggers of excessive Internet use
Sometimes, the reason for your addiction may be something more serious such as depression, anxiety or stress.
You need help in these areas as well because when these are left untreated, they can also have a rippling effect on your life including making plenty of room for Internet addiction.
3. Keep a record of the amount of time you spend online everyday
If you are well aware of the time you spent on the Internet, it will be easy for you to monitor your activities. Know the factors that can trigger addiction to the Internet.
Do you spend most of your time on social media sites?
Do you use the Internet as temporary escape to stress?
When you learn to find an offline substitute, you will be able to reduce the amount of time you spend on the Internet as well.
When Internet use is already on the extreme of the spectrum, strengthen your support network so you can put a lid on this type of addiction and build real relationships.
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