I believe my biggest struggle for wasting time on the computer comes from browsing the internet. A lot of that struggle comes from when I open up my web browser, and in the omnibar (address bar) I type in any letter, all of a sudden I am hit with suggestions of what to search for and previously visited sites that match that letter.
This usually leads me a stray from my initial task to quickly clicking on a previously visited site. One way to combat this is to clear the browser cache, so these previous websites do not show up when I type.
If you are using Chrome you can go to this web address
chrome://settings/clearBrowserData to quickly clear your cache.
However, I wanted a way to clear the cache without having to manually do it.
I just used some AppleScript code to automate opening Chrome to that webadress then AppleScript sends the “Enter” keystroke.
Instructions how to use the AppleScript code is here on Github.
Hope this helps you and/or inspires you to use the computer less!