Nibbled to Death by Ducks
Jim LaPierre Says...
Hey there - thanks for writing - my title "nibbled to death by ducks" is an old expression meaning that the little things get to us. If your phone is your lifeline and the basis of your work it makes sense that this is a big deal for you. I have found that using a very unusual ringtone works well for me - that way other people's cell phones don't make me check mine. I also turn the volume up to the highest possible point and I don't use the vibrating option because each time I tense up physically I assume it's the phone.
I'd also encourage you to look at what you're using for stress management? Being on call and in demand takes a toll on a person. Look at what you're doing to cope and consider adding some outlets for stress.
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