Distractions are ever present. Those of us alive before the dawn of the ubiquitous Internet know how slow some days passed. There was nothing to go for and grab to get a fix.
When the distractions are taken away, suddenly that same reflex can be repurposed. Meaningful work and activities can finally get their share. Our attention is finite; the limit is reached sooner than we would like to admit.
Limiting oneself is difficult, but once the decision is made the clarity is clear. Following that becomes its own incentive.
And using the time wisely lessens the anxiety of a day ended because we no longer have to wonder what more we could have done.
What needed to be done was done.