I've been off for more than a year. Took a break to release the negative energy I had accumulated by then, with the social situation at the time, things were getting weird... I preferred keeping whatever sanity I had and left. I've come back but this time to quickly check in on specific gaming rituals I would like to improve. Politics I'll leave out of the way... and besides with the new AI platforms coming of age, the potential for personal data collection is too great to risk it.
I judge myself to be at about day 1 of recovery. The ritual is mostly problematic in the evening, especially after 9pm... that's my vulnerability spot. So I would think that my best chance of countering this is to create a habit that hopefully becomes automatic over time. If it is reading a book, then my direction will be: "If it is 9pm, then I will close the laptop and bring a book to my bedside table". Or if it is to follow an online course, then something like: "If it is 9pm, then I will run through 1h worth of material then close laptop and prepare for bedtime".
I'll add one more thing: something I discovered last year from reading Arianna Huffington's book 'Sleep Revolution' is that I had never given any thought on the importance of sleep. Getting 6 hours a day was some sort of norm that I figured worked for 'most people' but that has proven a disaster for me in every way. I am slowly shifting to get more 'good' 8+ hours sleep days than the 'less than 7'.