My Virtual Child Essay

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Anju Panth Psy370, Sec G Abstinence Project: Abstinence week one Monday, March 9, 2015: I woke up anxious today, I wasn’t sure why I was anxious but I think it because I had only like three hours of sleep. I checked my phone as I woke up and realized that I can’t check my emails like because I am in the abstinence week, and it got me more anxious. I decided to check my email twice everyday so that way I will not miss any important information and I won’t spend too much time on checking emails. I check my emails consciously around 10:00 am, I was actually happy to check my emails. I felt like now I am back in the loop that I was extracted from. I again checked my email around 3:00 when I was with my friends and I felt guilty about checking them because there were not any new emails. I realized I was on my phone around 5:00 pm when I was in class and I again wanted to check my email. Usually around 5 I used to check my email so I knew that time of the day also has something to do with forming habits. This time I managed not to check emails. But I was already checking my emails when I was about to go to bed because I forgot all about abstinence project and I feel like I can’t do anything right. I would say I spent around 30 minutes today checking my emails and related online task. Tuesday, March 10, 2015: I woke up around 7:00 am, and I turned all the alarms I had set up. I usually check my emails in bed before I actually get off the bed, but I realized that I am in the abstinence week of the project and I can’t check my emails. But I feel like I am missing out on a lot of important messages that I get via emails. As I told myself that I will check my emails twice a day to be on the loop, so I decided to check my email. I was happy to check my email. There were around 10 new emails adding all emails from Gmail, outlook and work email. Some were important and some
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