October 2, 2009 at 8:09 am | Posted in Compulsions, Interests, Mind, Treatment | Leave a comment
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Stats can be addictive. Keep them under control.

Stats can be addictive. Keep them under control.

If you have a computer, you’ll probably spend a lot of time online.

And if you create content, you’ll want to know how it fares in cyberspace.

Statistics give you instant, honest, explicit feedback on your performance. (Something humans almost never do.)

Stats enable you to be ‘validated’ whenever you want, as often as you want.

You may easily become entranced by this effortless measure of your ‘worth’.

So much that you may check the stats pertaining to your various online endeavours many times a day.

Maybe even every few minutes.

As this mania is highly counterproductive, it’s important to keep a handle on it.

One good way is to enter your stats into a spreadsheet and graph them.

Finding and entering your data at the same time each day is both a calming and a controlling ritual.

The fact that you’ve filled your fields for the day highlights the futility of repeated intra-day stat checking.

And the beautiful coloured lines your daily data form over time are worth the wait.


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