Turns out I check my emails a lot, which is weird because I don’t receive that many emails.
But I signed out of emails on my phone and removed the email icon from the home page, and I find myself defaulting and opening maps, which has moved into the icon space, accidentally multiple times an hour.
It shows it was a good move but why did I do it in the first place? Perhaps a need to feel productive in moments of quiet. But checking my emails isn’t productive, it doesn’t achieve anything, it’s just a convenient way to pretend I’m doing something important.
How about reading instead? I’m now trying to always have a book to hand, now the phone comes out, goes back into my pocket and I can pick up a book instead. Much better.