I recently added some scripts to my work laptop designed to help me break out of my reflexive “cmd-T, T, enter” keyboard habit. That keyboard sequence loads up my Twitter timeline in a new tab before I’ve even realized what’s happening. I’m untraining myself out of habitual social media grazing by enforcing a rigid schedule.
Based on Mike Rugnetta’s excellent write-up, I basically hijack my Mac laptop’s
/etc/hosts file on a daily interval from 10am to 6pm, with a one hour lunch break at noon.