Distractions can be beneficial at times but our natural addictive tendencies means it’s mostly a procrastination device rather than a productivity benefit. Years ago immediately after Pong released in the 70s I decided that I would not purchase a video game device. This has carried through to this day. I have learned to use my phone and tablet to increase my productivity. Lifehacker has a post sharing methods that can help you whether you work in a large company office or run a small business.
It takes a little time to learn how to use these tools but once you do, your fidgeting with a phone will naturally go first to them instead of Angry Birds.