I have tried various ways to limit my time of sidetracking. For a while I used software that will block website
after spending allotted time there each day. (website & time allowed is your choice). Great idea and it worked well for a while.....but the challenge of finding a way around the software took about 2 seconds. I have discovered that I don't respond well to taking things away from myself. It isn't motivating in the slightest.
I am motivated by challenging myself to do/add something. I am motivated by keeping my chain of accomplishments going. I have some that are doing well and other that I am having a hard time with. But even the one I am failing at is information that that I need to make changes. Hard facts are staring me in the face. I had no idea that I wasn't eating vegetables. I used to easily eat 5-10 servings a day. When did I stop doing this on a daily basis? I had to lower my expectation and start the habit of eating vegetables daily with baby steps. I am working on eating 2 veg servings a day. Once I get that going consistently I will add another vegetable serving. It is consistence that I am seeking. Making it a habit that I will be miss if I stop doing it.
My sleeping hours are increasing. I went 11 days sleeping 7 hours a day then I messed up. I was unhappy with myself when I got up early one day and only got 6 hours. All I had to do was stay in bed for another hour. Now I check to see if I have enough sleep in before I let myself get up in the mornings. When it is below 7 hours I go back to sleep. This motivates me to go to sleep on time at night because I hate to stay in bed in the morning. BTW - 7 hours of sleep is a lot for me. I went for several decades getting 5-6 hours of sleep a day.
Since I started tracking 10k steps I haven't missed a day. I check fitbit at noon to see how I'm doing. Usually I have my steps done but there has been a couple days that I needed to take a walk in the evening to get that last few steps in. I'm at 23 consecutive days being over 10k steps.
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.