YouTube Help

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by changinguser, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. changinguser

    changinguser Fapstronaut

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    Hello. So, I wanted to ask any advice on how to stop using YouTube so much. Because usually every time I relapsed from porn, I would open YouTube and rewatch any videos for nearly an hour to make me feel a little better. The problem is that even when I don't relapse of because of porn, I do use YouTube a lot. The worst part is, I watch videos that I already watched. TV series, movie clips, etc. This really affects my productivity too. Can't spend more than an hour and a half without opening YouTube. I want to use YouTube a source to learn and get occasional entertainment. But the way I use it is making extremely dumb. So, can anybody give me any advice? This becoming like the less harmful version of my porn addiction.
     
  2. You could use a program/extension that only allows you to be on youtube x amount of time, say 30 minutes a day and then blocks it.
     
  3. changinguser

    changinguser Fapstronaut

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    Thanks. I actually had an extension, but I didn't like to use it because I feared that at some point I might need YouTube for a homework or something like that. BUT, since that really hasn't happened my little caution is doing more harm than good, I'll definitely follow your advice. Thanks again.
     
  4. JamesMC89

    JamesMC89 Fapstronaut

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    I use the chrome extension called timestats that tells how much time someone spends using the chrome browser. I actually did a report on this for college a few years ago and was shocked but not surprised to find that I watch about 16 hours of YouTube per week and about 4 hours of Facebook per week. That does not even include porn because I would use a private browser. I would recommend a timer or something. I will admit as well that I spend way too much time in front of my computer.

    It sounds like YouTube is a poor substitute for porn in your case. It really isn't going to rewire you like you think it will. I did the same thing last year binging on video games and truthfully all it did was delay my relapses for a few days.
     
  5. ASD_OZ

    ASD_OZ Fapstronaut

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    Well seems I'm not the only one with YouTube Addition here :)
    Don't worry dude.
    As someone who manages to reduce his time in YouTube from 8 hours to 1 hour, I can tell you I to improve your NoFap challenge and watching less Network TV (AKA YouTube).

    If you use YouTube in your PC then hears a simple solution for your problem !
    - Open Notepad on Admin
    - go to -- > C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc Folder
    - Search for all type files
    - Open file named Hosts
    - Simply type this below the written text:
    127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com
    - Save
    - Now you reach YouTube :)

    BTW , you can also block any other website you wish to. Like all famous Porn sites.
    It helped me a-lot reaching this far in the Nofap challenge.
    Good luck , and don't give up.
     

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