Can I keep this up? In all honesty, I can’t leave my phone sequestered in another wing of our tiny apartment at all waking hours every day. Most days, however, I leave my phone tucked away with alerts turned off for the majority of the day, doing a quick visual check for text messages only every couple of hours. Everything else can and should wait, especially since I’ve discovered it’s more efficient and effective for me to tackle it all after the babies are tucked into their beds.