I am trying to cut out Reddit from my life but I’m always ending up re-installing it because I simply don’t know what do with my time. We have two small kids (1y and 3y) so I can’t simply just read more, train more, play games, watch TV, etc.

It’s rather… Reddit filled those small micro breaks I get throughout the day. When I have a few minutes on my own when my wife has the kids.

Lemmy is nice but it’s just not enough content to fill this need. I have been thinking about Blinkist or reading something lighter on my phone (something which is easy to take a break from whenever).

  • LEX
    3 months ago

    Try to remember that Reddit spent years using algorithms and dark patterns specifically designed to addict you. I say this because I struggle with the same thing. I want off Reddit but have been visiting daily since 2011 so it’s not easy.

    So don’t be too hard on yourself and keep weaning yourself off the habit. It may take some time but you can do it.

    This was done to you, and it’s pretty damn insidious, but it’s not a severe gambling addiction or crack cocaine so ultimately it’s low stakes. You’ll get there and good for you for trying.