I turned off all notifications last month.
All popups. All sounds. All vibrations.
I have to actively turn on, unlock and look for the red dots on my phone to find out about new messages.
If I want to see if I have new email. I have to open the app and look in it.
There is no longer a constant beeping throughout the day. Or switching on and off of a phone to check the lock screen. Or phantom vibrations from my pocket.
I get to focus on what I’m doing and then when I want to, in my own time, actively check for notifications.
I manage to work uninterrupted for longer periods of time. I’m more focussed on the things I’m doing without constant switching back and forth between different mental tasks. I feel less stressed out and so much more productive.