I’m a believer in the concept of necessary steps.

I can’t waste less time online unless I show some restraint.

I can’t have more privacy online if I don’t self-filter.

Tools can help. Things that break up the habit can help. But in order for them to work, I have to make a good, old-fashioned change.

If I’m not ready to, I should ask why. Perhaps there’s something online that’s really important to me, and I don’t want to restrain myself. Or maybe I need to fix an issue I have that’s keeping me from wanting to do something more productive.