When you're stuck in line, you can at least improve the experience
Taking out your phone and staring at it will distract you, but Dr. Queue doesn't like it. "That's okay to a point, but so many lives now are just totally virtual. So many humans don't know where they are." If a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is telling you to put down your phone, you should listen.
Instead, he offers, "I would recommend [focusing on your breath/meditating] as one of the ways you can calm down in queueing. I like to reflect on life or daydream. Or I'll introduce myself to someone who's an adjacent queuer and make a new friend."
He continues, "I'm not a big fan of just living in the virtual life all the time. It's nice to introduce yourself to a human who might be standing next to you."