Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Are you addicted like me?

I thought I might have a problem, or at least priority issues but didn't think I was an addict - until now.
While sitting in the carpool lane I was reading Baby Talk magazine (I keep a stash, usually Glamour, in the car so I don't loathe the wait) anyway, I read an article that said Internet addiction is on the rise - especially with SAHM like myself.

Here are the signs:
  • Do you check e-mail before doing other important tasks, like playing with or caring for your baby?
  • Are you constantly forming new relationships online?
  • Are you less productive at work or neglecting household tasks?
  • Do you often stay online longer than you intended?
  • Are you losing sleep due to staying online late at night?
  • Do you crave computer time when you aren't logged on?
  • Do you choose to go online instead of spending time with your partner?

If you answer yes to 3 or more of these, you might want to cut back or seek help.

Just don't start by stop reading my blog. lol.

Me? I don't think I'll be abandoning FB anytime soon, but I'll make sure I do laundry ever day ; )

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7 comments:

Allison said...

I'm extremely addicted to the internet - although I'm not on near as much as I used to be. (hmmm...wonder why?) therefore, I don't think I'm THAT bad. LOL...

Mom to the 3rd Power said...

Uhhh, I won't tell you exactly how many I answered yes to, but I'm definitely addicted!
Having an iphone doesn't help my problem either.
Or maybe it does.

Melisa said...

Wow. That sounds familiar...

Sincerely,

Melisa's dishes that have been in the sink since Sunday night and laundry still sitting on the couch

Katie L said...

WOW! That's a wake up call for me...ha! I do love the internet!

Dion said...

Ouch! I guess the first step is admitting I have a problem, right?

Trisha said...

oh my! it appears I may have a problem. :)

Jen said...

Oh, no! I think I am addicted!

Don't know if you remember me. I found your blog from Hollie's site. Jennifer Moore? I love reading blogs (especially of people I know) so I wanted to stop over!

Have a great day!

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