Whenever I realize that I'm encountering a consistent problem in my life, I do a simple thing. I examine what is causing this problem to recur, consider how I might avoid the problem in future, and attempt to alter my behavior.
The toughest part of that process is the first bit. Recognizing problems as problems can be surprisingly tricky. So it's strange to me that tabletop gamers at large are able to make 300,000 lame variations on this joke--clearly indicating that they've noticed the issue--but remarkably few of them do anything about it.