Notification Anxiety

About two weeks ago, got fed up with the number of inbound notifications I was getting via text message on my phone.

So I turned off all message notifications for texts.

Guess what happened?

The world did not end. I have not missed an important text message.

Whenever I want to look at my phone to see if any text messages have come in, then, I do.

All of the stress caused by constant interruption was removed. Vanished.

Just like that. With the tap of a few buttons.

Technology is amazing, especially when we master it. (Rather than allow it to master us.)

The interesting thing is that I would suggest to you that I have become more connected with the people around me, not less, by way of creating time and space for deeper, more meaningful interactions.

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