Phone Notifications

I’ve decided to disable all audio notifications on my phone. No more beeps for anything except calendar appointments. Chat, text, email, slack, apps, etc.

All that stuff should really be asynchronous. I don’t need to stop what I’m doing every time someone posts a comment, sends a message etc.

I get distracted way too easily by a beep and it breaks my flow. If something is really time sensitive people can call me (I feel old writing this).

So, if I don’t reply to your message quickly, I’m not ignoring you, I’ve just chosen to shut off all notifications.

One thought on “Phone Notifications

  1. Same! I’ve always found the practice of no audio or visual notifications to be a great productivity booster (calls and txts from family of course being the exceptions). Not a neuroscientist, but pretty sure our brains are single core.

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