The Distraction-Free Phone
Do you feel your phone in your pocket, calling you, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins?
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It’s time to make a change.
If you’re intrigued, I encourage you to try going distraction-free for 24 hours:
Remove the BrowseriPhone: Go to Settings, then Restrictions. Turn ‘em on, and then you can turn off Safari Android: disable Chrome in App Settings
Remove MailiPhone: delete your email account in Settings Android: disable Gmail in App Settings
Remove “infinity” apps Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, even the New York Times — all of these have a potentially endless supply of new and interesting stuff that you could check at any time. So none of them belong on your phone
Consciously decide what to keep Having a blank desktop on the phone is surprisingly calming. Keep the tools that make your life better. As an example, mine are Dropbox, Google Maps, Uber, Alarm Clock, Pocket Casts