With cell phones being tied to most of us 24/7 attention spans have dropped significantly. I can’t go five minutes without my phone beeping and years of training have told me that I need to look at it right away. When did we decide this was okay? Does the fact that someone really re-tweeted something or a friend joined Instagram, or a new post is trending really matter?
Best thing I’ve done all year was to start limiting my notifications. Text notifications? Gone.
All those social apps? Silent.
Notifications that pop up but I never actually open the app? App uninstalled.
You might think “But what if I miss something important?”. The simple answer is if it’s terribly important someone will call.