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.
- 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.