I chose not to get into IT. From early on I saw it as a time-sink. I have a couple of good friends who are musicians who got into the tech side of things, and they simply stopped playing music.
The tech takes up all their time.
Same with playing online games or diving deep into social media. Both are utter time-sinks. YT is my final bad habit and I’m working at listening to podcasts rather than watching them. When I manage that, life will improve even more.