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Can You Limit Yourself?

TynBox

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Whether you're gaming or watching the telly, are you able to set a time limit for yourself and stick to it?

If not, do you think that is one sign of screen addiction?
 
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I can limit myself to a degree. If I'm on a Netflix spree with one season after another, it's hard to find the energy to do much else. I wouldn't call it an addiction so long as my work gets done, my cat is fed, and my place isn't a mess.
 
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Definitely can't. I've tried after I spent a whole week laying in bed watching movies, but I felt like I accomplished something by watching 3-4 movies each day. I'm often the type of person who wants immediate satisfaction, so if I want to see something or play something, I'll go for it and not stop until I'm satisfied.
 
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When I'm playing games? Hardly ever.

I'm better with the telly though. If a show really grabs my attention and is fast-paced then I probably won't be able to stop. Of course it depends on if I limited myself because I have something I need to do or just because I think it'd be good for me. I won't stop for the latter but I will for the former. However if it's a mystery show then I'll probably end up reading spoilers because I hate not knowing things. I don't know if I have a screen addiction but maybe more of a story addiction...or perhaps that's the screen addict in me trying to deny my problems.
 
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I am ok about limiting my viewing on the telly. I decide I want to watch a programme, I watch it, and that's it. Off goes the telly and I go and do something else.

However I am seriously wondering if I have a bit of a smartphone addiction. I pick it up just to check something, like an appointment, and next thing I know it's like half an hour later. I read the news, go on Twitter, facebook, Rightmove, whatever. I become totally absorbed and the time just passes.
 
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