I recommend not using your phone as an alarm clock. It makes me anxious to have my phone so close to me at all times, especially while being confined to one space. Instead, I keep this jumbo calendar alarm on my nightstand for now. It’s “technically” designed for people with dementia but I’m using it as a prescriptive to stave it off stir craziness. It shows the date, time, and day of the week in a way that is easy to read, and look, it’s necessary at this point. Sometimes I move it out of the bedroom and keep it near me while I’m working. It’s great because it can hang on the wall, making it easy to go with just about any decor.
Now, the days still meld together as they have been, but a little less so. I can enjoy the weekend a bit more because the days are flowing in order, not in the haphazard way they have been in the past. It’s the little upgrade I never knew (or thought) I needed.