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March 5, 2011 11:12:11 PM

ok guys i know its wierd question but i spen my entire time in fron of the pc and i feel like im sick for that and i even thought to sell my pc but i couldnt live without it for two days when my big brother take it away from me . so who share me he's opinions

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March 6, 2011 9:10:51 PM

Obviously, gamers probably spend a fair amount of time in front of their PC's, but I'm not exactly a big gamer- console or otherwise, so it's hard for me to be sure what constitutes a reasonable amount of time.

Daily, I'm probably on the PC-Internet 1-1.5 hours in regard to Tom's and feeding my addiction to news. In my younger days, i.e. 12-16, I was probably overboard in regard to games and IM'ing, i.e. 5-6 hours a night.

How many hours per day are you in front of the computer? If you find that you are having issues getting away from the PC and it is interfering with your life, it may be worthwhile to look into talking to someone about it. There are plenty therapists out there that can help you out in this regard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_addiction
http://www.warningsigns.info/computer_addiction.htm
March 6, 2011 11:48:16 PM

Well I think the trick Johnny is to try to get a balance.

Try to spend a llittle time each day (more each time) away from the PC.

Find some other interests ... visit your firiends instead of on MSN / Skype etc.

Even if your spend time on a home gym it will help.

Join some kind of youth club or sport.

Invite friends over ... even if it is for a lanparty.

I guess the issue is ... are you lonely ... are you able to function ok in the real world.

Did Tron Legacy worry you?

I wouldn't be in fact too worried as you obviously understand your problem and thats a long way toward solving it.

:) 
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March 7, 2011 1:26:19 AM

I spend ~13 hours in front of a PC or smartphone, yeah I know that's much time.
March 7, 2011 4:25:25 AM

johnnyq8 said:
ok guys i know its wierd question but i spen my entire time in fron of the pc and i feel like im sick for that and i even thought to sell my pc but i couldnt live without it for two days when my big brother take it away from me . so who share me he's opinions


Make a wish for a brain.
March 7, 2011 4:41:30 AM

Thanks rey. I visited Hindu Goddess of Love. She and I had been chatting for years. It went well. I passed as Ghandi. I hung out at the gym giving fake sign up information. I got a temporary card for now and met Belinda Carlisle at the Starbucks next door. She's gonna stop buy and sing for me when the remodeling of my estate in Beverly Hills is finished. I contacted the police about organizing a neighborhood watch. Something I have been meaning to do when I find suitable storage for my weapons cache. I invited the entire staff of the escort service over for a lanparty. I explained a lanparty is a party designed as a charity arranged to raise money for Jerry's Kids. I expect a really big take. I mean turnout. Should be great! My problems are solved rey. Thank you for the great advice.
March 7, 2011 10:36:04 AM

@johnnyq8

Look man you're 19yrs old it's not like you've spent your entire life using computers you did spend some time learning to crawl and walk before you ever discovered what a computer actually is.

If you think you're spending too much time on yours stop and limit yourself, you are in charge of that no one else is, everyone of us are guilty of spending too much time on a computer, but some have no choice in the matter because it's their job.

I see you're a gamer so am I, but I tend to stay away from the never ending games like World of Warcraft and such as that, those games are designed to keep you immersed for long periods of time.

Personally I favor First Person Shooters but my problem is once I beat them, I usually loose my desire to play them, resulting in a shelved game, for me it has to be a really great game to play it again.

Like has already been said, realizing you have a problem is the first step to resolving it, just take a break from it, if it's bothering you.
March 7, 2011 11:12:46 AM

4Ryan6 said:
@johnnyq8

Look man you're 19yrs old it's not like you've spent your entire life using computers you did spend some time learning to crawl and walk before you ever discovered what a computer actually is.

If you think you're spending too much time on yours stop and limit yourself, you are in charge of that no one else is, everyone of us are guilty of spending too much time on a computer, but some have no choice in the matter because it's their job.

I see you're a gamer so am I, but I tend to stay away from the never ending games like World of Warcraft and such as that, those games are designed to keep you immersed for long periods of time.

Personally I favor First Person Shooters but my problem is once I beat them, I usually loose my desire to play them, resulting in a shelved game, for me it has to be a really great game to play it again.

Like has already been said, realizing you have a problem is the first step to resolving it, just take a break from it, if it's bothering you.


This. 19 years old man, enjoy your life before killing using a PC all day.
March 7, 2011 2:40:16 PM

Johnny I am more worried about the other guys here that have posted now ... lol!!

Getting the problem out there and looking at some options is the best thing to start with mate.

Keep us posted on how your doing.
March 7, 2011 11:47:04 PM

im fine guys thanks for coming by but im not extreme gamer actually i play one game this days Bad company 2 i play it for 2-4 hours a day but some days im not in the mod to play it in the other times i spent in front of my pc is for browsing internet watching youtube watching lois and clark series wich i have recently downloaded the first 3 seasons the last week and i cant keep my self away from the pc when my older brother take it away from me as punishment for 2 days i felt those two days are two years i couldnt live until i went to the oldest brother and told him what happened so he can talk to my brother to give me the pc but the proplem is that i feel like im sick just because im staying infront of my pc for a great amount of time you know guys i can live another life i can get out to the malls and find girlfriends but i keep telling my self this is not my life i want to become something bigger even this days i was studying small project to make a UAV ,, thats a lot to tell
March 8, 2011 6:27:16 AM

As mentioned above, I think that you realize that you may be spending too much time in front of the PC in general. So, like reynod said, look to find a sense of balance in your life. The easiest way to go about this is to make out a daily schedule of sorts (this is what I would do, but if you have any ideas, do what works best for you). At first allocate plenty of time for the PC, but start to include other activities like heading to the mall, hanging with friends, etc... As the weeks go by reduce your time in front of the PC gradually and increase the time you spend doing other things. In other words, don't go cold turkey on it, just take your time and do what makes you feel comfortable. Be creative as well!

If you cannot think of anything to do, perhaps think about enrolling in some courses (if you aren't already) or even more courses at the university level that have to do with PC's and electronics. That way you have a very reasonable excuse to be in front of the PC, but you'll be productive in the process.
March 11, 2011 4:52:20 PM

To confess - I spend about 10-12 hours per day looking at screens. Work + home. However, I do try to get away as possible, on breaks, or with enrichment. There are quite a few health concerns (mental and physical) when spending so much time on a PC. One way to help with breaks is to look into this app => RSIGUARD. I'm sure there is a free equivalent somewhere.

http://www.rsiguard.com/
March 18, 2011 6:03:16 AM

I spend all my time on my computer and couldn't imagine giving computers up in my lifetime. I enjoy it and thats all that matters to me, a lot of people who love computers try not to be on them as much as they want because of what other people think.

If you like what your doing then keep on doing it but if you really want to cut back then i cant help you :p 
March 24, 2011 4:23:07 PM

I use a PC for everything. I cancelled cable TV for internet streaming. I spend a lot of time reading the news and using Read It Later. I'm also big on PC gaming. On top of that, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer at work.

On average? I'd say about 30 hours a week.

I'm gonna need new eyes soon.
March 24, 2011 4:29:25 PM

polyolefin said:
I use a PC for everything. I cancelled cable TV for internet streaming. I spend a lot of time reading the news and using Read It Later. I'm also big on PC gaming. On top of that, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer at work.

On average? I'd say about 30 hours a week.

I'm gonna need new eyes soon.


30 hours per week? Those are ~4 hours per day that's not enough for new eyes. Some people here spend ~12 or more hours in a PC per day.
March 24, 2011 11:24:42 PM

yeah really guys im going to buy a protecting glass for my eyes
March 25, 2011 12:34:29 AM

saint19 said:
30 hours per week? Those are ~4 hours per day that's not enough for new eyes. Some people here spend ~12 or more hours in a PC per day.

^+1...

The time I spend either on the computer or working / playing on my iPhone, I'm looking at a computer screen easily 12+ hours a day :D 
March 31, 2011 3:47:25 AM

14-16 hours a day. I'm in a wheelchair. The other 3-4 hours I'm up a day I am probably taking one apart or building a new one.
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April 8, 2011 1:39:19 AM

I don't even want to think about how much time I spend in front of a PC, or build an pc, or fixing a pc, its 3am and I haven't slept in 24 hours and I am answering forum questions about bloody PC,s
April 15, 2011 7:33:05 AM

Even I used to be with my PC all the time, but start avoiding it. Even I do the same stay away from it. You'll get a habit of it once done...
April 15, 2011 2:07:01 PM

I have a part time job doing accounting for a non-profit. I'm also pretty much burned out on being tied to computers 20/7, so I just bought a boat. Time to go fishing!
April 29, 2011 8:11:37 PM

8hrs at work + 2hrs school work + 2hrs personaltime = 12+hrs a day in front of a computer.
Weekends i dont hardly touch it. Thats me and my son's time together.

I've gotten to where i don't touch my PC on the weekends at all. I only enjoy gaming on my PC. If i'm not gaming then i don't have much use for it. Weekends i dont do much on my PC. Why? I have a beautiful baby boy, and a fantastic wife with another baby on the way. Family replaced all my gaming time. Watching my son born into this world put it into perspective.

You will find something that is more important,

A good friend, a sport, sex, ect... you will find something you enjoy more and then your PC time will fade away :)  and you don't look back.

Ohh and if you look up my id on steam i've logged over 400+ hours of Team Fortress 2 alone... so i know what a addiction feels like lol
April 30, 2011 4:53:53 PM

c911darkwolf said:
8hrs at work + 2hrs school work + 2hrs personaltime = 12+hrs a day in front of a computer.
Weekends i dont hardly touch it. Thats me and my son's time together.

I've gotten to where i don't touch my PC on the weekends at all. I only enjoy gaming on my PC. If i'm not gaming then i don't have much use for it. Weekends i dont do much on my PC. Why? I have a beautiful baby boy, and a fantastic wife with another baby on the way. Family replaced all my gaming time. Watching my son born into this world put it into perspective.

You will find something that is more important,

A good friend, a sport, sex, ect... you will find something you enjoy more and then your PC time will fade away :)  and you don't look back.

Ohh and if you look up my id on steam i've logged over 400+ hours of Team Fortress 2 alone... so i know what a addiction feels like lol


ha thats heart touching comment i hope you have good times and good luck with your coming baby
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