Rugged Individualist. Certified USA Triathlon Coach & NASM Personal Trainer, Men's Self Improvement Coach. President of Go Farther Sports. National Ranked Triathlete & 100 Mile Grand Slam Ultrarunner, only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Internet is a Double Edged Sword - I Will Be Showing How To Limit Your Wasteful Time And Wield It Productively

I have an inquiring mind. That can be awfully bad when it comes to my time on the internet. In order to quench the insatiable thirst for how things work, I can tend to be on the internet for a good long amount of time.

I was on it particularly hard last night, and last night, I think I was warned about it through my sleep.

I had a pretty vivid dream last. Woke me in a cold sweat. I was basically this small speck struggling to swim in an endless sea. This sea was very stormy, very restless, and I was struggling to keep my head above it. Things on this sea were pummeling me; I was listening to bits of songs from online commercials, snippets of news I recently read, and lots of other sound effects, even the old "you've got mail" sound bite. Finally, through the noise of the storm I can barely make out my voice through all the chaos and the noise.

"Help, you're losing me!"

That's when I woke up with a start.

I already know that the internet is double edged sword, its usefulness that can be eclipsed by other distracting things, like games and social media, that one can waste time in.

And I was losing myself in it. My constant search for more info about things can make it truly an addiction. And I was losing my inner voice, my soul, because of it.

I was on it a lot yesterday, and it wasn't productive. The dream told me that.

I needed to re-establish limits online again, just like I did so many times before. That is how I kept from losing myself from drowning in this chaotic sea of information.

If you find yourself online most of the time, you might want to take some notes from me in the future, as I set myself parameters to limit my internet use and keep it only for productive uses. My future videos will reflect this since mental health is part of our overall health that I promote.

#internet #addiction #health #fitness #gofarthersports

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