12 Step Program Of Recovery For Web Addicts

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 city View
1) I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web. 2) I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing. 3) I will get dressed before noon. 4) I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web. 5) I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived. 6) I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web. 7) I will read a book... if I still remember how. 8) I will listen to those around me about their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web. 9) I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email. 10) I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not. 11) I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web. 12) Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime... and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

Comments (4)

Robert Krames
Smart Media Creative Solutions - Gainesville, FL
A big one for me is making sure I do the chores before I get sucked into the internet time warp. If this is a weakness you have definitely do not play World of Warcraft. It is the best video game ever played and I advise you to not play it. I gave it up about a year ago, I had a few relapses, but I am putting my life back together.
Jan 09, 2008 12:21 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

rofl.  That's so true.  Luckily or unluckily I have been w/o internet at home for over a month now and have had to get used to life without it.  Just watch TV?  Not TV & email at the same time?  Eat w/o ebay?  Yikes.


Jan 10, 2008 05:12 AM
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
Lyon Real Estate - Davis, CA
Ca Real Estate
Just think how much richer the content in our lives is now that we have the internet.  I guess it's all about balance.
Jan 10, 2008 06:40 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
Unplug the computer!  The first step!
Jan 10, 2008 07:12 AM