Text, email, voice mail, instant message, social media … we love it and hate it.
Each notification means someone is thinking about us or it’s a request to read, share, buy or task. The average person receives over 150 notifications in a day and gets interrupted about every eight minutes. If it takes 15-25 minutes to refocus, are you ever really focused?
You have trained your brain to react to a notification the same way Pavlov trained dogs to salivate. Rewire your brain by turning off one notification at a time, until you are left with the three most important.
– Marcey Rader, The North Carolina 100