What Is The Internet Doing To Our Brains? Dare To Disconnect To Connect

Many computer security experts might disagree with this advice, but it is important to have a place where you can look up password and username information. You can still keep the file secure by limiting to your personal computer and your personal profile. Never ever make a copy of it. In addition, as you plan your will, funeral, etc., you will want to let your heirs know where the file is kept and how to get into it. You may have some personal writings on-line that you may wish to share with them.

The internet can be a good and healthy tool, as well as way of spending time. When the internet begins to take over your life or you can’t stop thinking about it, you’re on your way to smartphone addiction.

As a mom (especially alone at home with a newborn), the internet serves as the perfect elixir to ward of loneliness. As Mollester describes, its an outlet for expression, a palate for creativity, and a break from the extreme banality of caring for an infant. As a single mother, that isolation is even more prominent. We can’t leave the house after our kid goes to bed, so connecting with other adults online is essential to avoiding a hermit’s life.

To better understand how to cure an addiction, its important to really understand the behavior and what drives someone to do it. Pornography addiction is very misunderstood. People think it’s all about sex, but that’s not entirely true. While it involves sex, what we are really dealing with are the brain chemicals that are released during the behavior. The “user”, actually gets addicted to the naturally occurring brain chemicals just like he or she would to a drug.

Striking out at Others – Yes, I am guilty of this too. And yes, I do get a temporary relief of frustration and anger for a couple of minutes, but the cost we pay at the end of the day after lashing out at someone is catastrophic. Why do we lash out at others? Mainly because we cannot vent at the real source, so in Freudian terms, we “displace” our anger on someone else. Our aggression is always caused by frustration. Although we have a temporary release of emotional tension, the interpersonal problems which this brings about only increases stress on a large scale.

Checking to see if anyone has e-mailed you in the past five minutes. Watching a website to see if it has been updated. Reading your friend’s blog. And your friend’s friend’s blog. And then the random blogs that are linked from them. Then back to checking your e-mail to see if anyone has responded to an e-mail that you just sent them. Oh wait! Here comes an instant message! Start chatting with that person. Finally, you stop to go and settle down to do some work. But first, you want to just check one more thing. And then the cycle continues. Does any of this sound familiar?

Sam tried to run away from his problems by smoking, he didn’t want to face his real feelings and he just ran away. He ran away to a cigarette because he couldn’t stand it by himself. Sam had an external dependency. He depended on smoking to lift his mood.