Problem:Endless watching of Netflix (or Youtube).
One-time solution: Disable auto-play on Netflix (it’s a config setting, which applies across all devices).
Notes: Auto-play on services like Netflix is extremely dangerous, especially when watching TV shows whose plot advances episode to episode as if it’s a really long movie. For me, watching videos is really immersive and induces a flow state, which famously causes time to dilate (in this case, it shrinks). Hence, without a clear signal that a “unit” of watching has completed, I would get stuck watching for hours at a time.
Additionally, the tiniest bit of resistance (i.e. having to reach for the controller/mouse to click the “Continue” button) seems to be just enough to allow me to regain a semblance of control.
Finally, I instituted a rule for myself: I can watch as much Netflix as I like, provided that before I click the “Continue” button, I must do at least 1 productive thing. Interestingly, most nights, after watching a single episode, I end up stuck in a flow state doing the productive thing instead and the whole evening turns out great!