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.