Productivity hack: pretend you're on an airplane & turn that phone to airplane mode!
Two ways I used this just yesterday:
1. We went on a 4-mile hike, and while I brought my phone along to be able to quickly capture the wildlife and adorable Fi faces I might see, I turned it to airplane mode so I wouldn't be tempted to mindlessly do anything else that would take me out of the moment.
2. I woke up in the middle of the night (Fi coughing & kicking on the monitor, plus, confession, I haven't slept that well since Maeve died), realized I wasn't going back to sleep right away, and debated watching a rerun of New Girl :), then decided to read some affirmations to replace fear & anxiety with peace instead. And guess what? It worked beautifully.
Have you ever tried turning your phone into airplane mode when you don't HAVE to? Or, is this something you'd like to try?