For those of you that have been following me since the beginning, you'd know that I have a thing about escaping or avoiding life by being online too much.
Our phones are at our fingertips.
We check them when we wake and before we sleep.
The likes and new info or pictures on the feed give us little dopamine (pleasure) hits and since our bodies are wired to seek pleasure and avoid discomfort, we end up online SO much more than we want.
Well that interest didn't spring from thin air for me.
It wasn't just about seeing most people around me being on their phones every two seconds, it was about how I was spending my time.
I was online so much, on my phone SO much and I really hated it.
As I've said many times, the internet is awesome when used well but man, it's a giant suck hole when it's used as escape.
I've had some massive breakthroughs about how to spend less time online and they've come from addiction research, rather than from habit research.
I haven't heard them talked about anywhere except where I've read about it in the research.
I can't wait to share them with you in a few weeks in a free training webinar! (Sign up here).
In the meantime, here are a whole range of articles that will help you on your way to cutting down internet overuse aka internet addiction.
Get more time in your day, make life more peaceful, interesting and wonderful.
Be present to yourself and those you love.
Smash your work!
There is so much more to life than refreshing Facebook, Reddit or Instagram :)
You've got important work to do in your life and the world.
Let's use the internet as a tool not a way to check out.