Tips for combatting binge watching/reading

Someone recently asking me how to combat binge watching (youtube, etc). I personally struggle more with binge reading on various technical topics – easy to get distracted with all the neat stuff going on these days. Some methods I’ve found that work:

  • Track hard numbers – like number of billable hours each day and plot them over time. Its hard to improve if you don’t measure.
  • Bullet journaling – reflection is important.
  • turn off email and all other notifications
  • have a reading list where you note things you want to read – later
  • do deep work in morning, and save all reading for late afternoon/evening
  • send reading stuff to read to a BOOX tablet using their push service

Cal Newport has written extensively on these topics (deep work, digital minimalism, etc).

What works for you?