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When Do I Start Turning-Off My Internet Devices for 48 Hours?

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In 2015, I read and listened to the article “Addicted to Distraction” by Tony Schwartz on the New York Times.

When I (2)went over the essay, I was interested and sympathized with his opinion, but I thought that the dangers he mentioned through his personal experience were (4)blown out of proportion. However, I (3-1)went through the same symptoms as Toni mentioned these past few days, for example, lacking concentration, easily feeling exhausted etc. so I remembered his article.
In addition, I watched this YouTube video about “internet addiction”.
“What you need to know about internet addiction” | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo

The speaker, Dr.Kimberly, recommended making time to turn off any kind of devices at least at once a day, especially for children and parents. She said that to stop using the internet for 48 hours is a good cure for the symptoms of internet addiction. I have no doubts that I am addicted to the internet because it feels impossible to stop going online even though my home electricity has (1)gone out.
Is this kind of thought one of the symptoms of addiction? Anyway, I want to do an experiment by cutting back on the time I spend on the internet. When should I do it? I finally decided to try it out on 16th June Saturday. After I do it, I’ll write about my thoughts on my experience. If I succeed with the experiment and get good results, I hope to continue doing it once a month.


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Title: When do I start to turn off internet devices for 48 hours?
In 2015, I read and listened the article “Addicted to Distraction” by Tony Schwartz on the New York Times.
https://nyti.ms/1IoIvgJ
https://www.audible.com/pd/B01867HLIM?action_code=SNGGBWS072717001P&ipRedirectOverride=true
When I (2)went over the essay, I interested and sympathized his opinion, but I thought that he mentioned the dangerous which was (4)blown out of proportion by his personal experience. However, I (3-1)went through the same symptom like as Toni these days, for example, lacking concentrations, easy to get exhaustion etc. so I remembered his article.
In addition, I watched this YouTube video about “internet addiction”.
“What you need to know about internet addiction” | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo


The speaker, Dr.Kimberly, recommended making a time to turn off any kind of devices at least at once a day, especially for children and parents. She said that stop using an internet for 48 hours is the good cure the symptom of internet addiction. I now doubt that I addicted internet because it feels impossible to stop to use the internet even though my home’s electricity will (1)go out.
Is this kind of thought one of the symptoms the addiction? Anyway, I want to do experiment cutting back my time from the internet. When should I do it? Now I decided. It’s 16th June Saturday. After I do it, I’ll write my thought about that experience. If I’ll success the experiment and the result is good, I hope to continue it once a month.

Homework:
(1) go out: Stop burning; be extinguished
(e.g.)”The lights went out before we got to the door.”
(2)go over: Review.
(e.g.)”Please go over your answers before handing in your test.”
(3)go through
(3-1)Experience or undergo something.
(e.g.)”Pete went through a lot of pain after the accident.”
(3-2)Examine or study carefully.
(e.g.)”I need time to go through the contract before I sign it.”
(4)blow out of proportion: If you exaggerate the importance of something, you blow it out of proportion.
(e.g.)The importance of the event was blown out of proportion by the media.

notice
In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

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