I recently asked my wife to set up parental-controls on my devices. And now I can’t browse HackerNews or YouTube or Reddit.
It sucks! And I highly recommend it.
A few tips:
Don’t use self-discipline – you’ll just waste energy. Set the phone up in “child mode” so that somebody you trust can enter the password when you need to access it.
On Apple devices, time allocations are applied to groups of apps. Use wisely and sparingly.
Give yourself a tiny buffer of 5-10 minutes per day for each group of apps. Sometimes you really do need to look up tutorials on YouTube or tech support on Reddit.