Battle Against Unconscious Behaviours
I've tried to get rid of unconscious behaviours like opening Instagram automatically after unlocking the phone.
I used to do this a lot. When hit enter and the code is compiling, I pull up the phone. When waiting in a line, I pull up the phone. Opening Insta was an un-mindful act.
Its no more fun, mainly because [[Infinite feeds are robbing the joy of your life]].
What worked in the past was uninstalling it completely. But its extremes.
I wanted to find a middle-way.
I experimented with an iOS automation that runs when ever I open Insta it prompts me to type something, like why I want to use it.
But its very easy to surpass this. I started typing gibberish to pass that step.
Now, I've setup OneSec app to show me a screen and make me wait for some time before proceeding to Insta.
This is helping me act mindfully and blocking the unconscious behaviour. I constantly get shocked observing how many times I open it.
These kind of interventions to stop addictive behaviours is research backed.