A big problem I have that gets in the way of working on my own personal projects is my phone. Like most people I always have it with me where ever I go and at all times of the day. It is an amazing piece of technology but there seems to be a gravitational force pulling my hand to it.
WOW. It just happened now. I was momentarily stumped at what to write next and I suddenly found myself picking up my phone and was about to unlock it. I don't know what I was going to look at. Its just an automatic habit that I think a lot of people have. This is a habit I desperately want to break.
My big vice is Youtube and I just constantly watch videos. I feel its worst when I'm tired. After a long day at work and then cycling home, playing trains with my son, house work and then once my son is in bed its around 9 o'clock and I'm shattered. So when i drop on the couch I'm instantly surfing my youtube subscriptions. There goes my night. I think it first became really apparent that it was a problem when one night I realised I had been watching Vine compilations for 2 and a half hours straight. I imagine what i could get done in that amount of time and I cringe at the waste of time. Waste of my life really.
I used to do exactly the same thing with the TV. Then one day I decided to unplug the TV and stop watching it altogether. Because it wasn't easily available I just didn't watch. I need to do something similar with my phone. Maybe put it in a draw in my room, to hopefully break the habit of checking it every couple of minutes. All i know is that if I don't make a drastic change with my phone habits I'm just gonna keep wasting my life on meaningless videos.