Don't worry--I haven't taken up smoking.
Unfortunately, however, I've developed a disgusting, time consuming habit that is taking over my life. It makes me sick, and I wish the Ad Council would start creating TV spots to target people like me and get me out of this sorry state. Maybe someday.
My problem is messages. Text messages, e-mails, wall posts, blog comments, you know...things of this nature. It isn't that I send them frequently and bother my family and friends constantly with useless drivel. I'm too lazy to do that. I am instead CONSTANTLY checking to see if anyone has decided to text/email me. Keep in mind that I really am not a very popular person, and I'm definitely not important enough to receive riveting emails--so it is totally illogical for me to waste time pulling out my phone, or logging into my three (yes, count 'em, 1,2,3) e-mail accounts to see if any human being (or computer) has sent me anything interesting.
I haven't always been this way. I used to leave my phone at home all the time. Sure, it might have been inconvenient, but it really was NBD. But now, if I leave my phone at home I'm a wreck! I have nothing to do before class, during class, or after class. At work I'm restless because I don't have anything to mess with. My butt feels naked without my phone shoved in my back pocket. It's RIDICULOUS!! The same goes for e-mail. I remember a time when I could go 2 or 3 days without logging into anything, and my quality of life was in no way compromised. Now, it's like if I'm away from a computer for more than 2 hours I start getting the shakes. What is the deal!!
Anyway, I'm hoping that this confession is my first step in overcoming this burden. Soon I'm hoping that I can stay away from a computer for more than 8 hours, and leave my phone in my backpack for a full class period, maybe even two.
If I had a patch, I think this would be much easier....