We live in a world where harmful behavior is more accessible than ever before.
Relying on willpower alone is not enough.
The answer then is to create an environment where temptations are not around.
(Out of sight, out of mind.)
A chocolate cookie on the kitchen counter is much harder to resist than in the grocery store.
Here is the thing we need to understand about social media:
If you use social media, you are not their customer. You are their product.
It has been intentionally marketed and optimized to make you just unhappy enough that you will continue to use it over and over again. (Like a dog that presses a button to get a piece of food.)
The problem is that you can’t be abstinent from technology. You can’t create a world where your job doesn’t use email. Technology is ubiquitous. Which means we need to be ever more vigilant in setting boundaries, making access more difficult than just one click away.