Cell phones receive heavy criticism when it comes to cognitive distraction.
It is not the cell phone, itself; it is the impulse to check the cell phone.
More accurately, it is your inability to inhibit that impulse.
Cutting out your cell phone is not the answer.
A detox does not build a habit, it merely creates a break before resuming your habit.
This is counterproductive; it removes the habit-building opportunity.
Whether it is a cell phone, leadership or healthy eating, there is a common principle.
The challenge lies in building habits that attenuate impulses rather than removing impulses altogether.
Focus on your habits, not the impulse.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting coffee" -Mark Twain,