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The solution

The solution

Here's my solution.

For at least one day, pay attention to the notifications on your phone. Turn all unimportant notifications off.

Next, turn off all email notifications which are unimportant off (like spam messages or mailing list mails which you've subscribed but not reading the mails anymore)

Done?

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MORE IDEAS FROM This One Simple Change on Your Phone Will Make You Feel Happier

Your reactions to the notifications will start to change.

So, after turning off all of the computerized settings, the ones that are just automated reminds and not from actual living people, You'll notice that your reactions to the notifications started to change. You'll know now that the soft buzz or chime on your phone meant there was a human sending you a message, often a note about having lunch later or reminding you to pick up some milk on your way home from a coffee shop. It make you feel less stressed.😊

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Why notifications can change your mood (The spotlight effect)

According to the research, it's all about our perception of self. When we receive work messages or automated notifications, it reminds us that we're just another entry in a database, some random person in a maze. We all have a desire to be noticed and recognized. When we constantly see a small message on an iPhone all day that could have been sent to anyone on the planet, it makes us feel less important.

When we receive messages from friends and family, it reinforces the idea that we matter to others, that our phones are there to help us be social and connect on a deeper level.

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Creating a controllable inbox

Many people decry how awful email is. They feel that messages keep on appearing in their inbox as if they have no control over them.
The first step to a controllable inbox is to slow down the messages.

  • Unsubscribe to all the blogs and newsletters you subscribed to or set up a separate email account for it.
  • Be selective on marketing.
  • Kill all non-essential email notifications.
  • Be a ruthless unsubscriber.

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1. Remove unused apps

The first step to managing distractions on your phone is to remove the apps you no longer need.

  • These apps take up storage space in your phone’s memory and bandwidth when they update themselves.
  • But worst of all, these zombie apps fill your device with visual clutter and distraction .

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Phone Scams

Calls and messages from unknown numbers looking to get our banking details or swindle us all together have risen by 83 percent over the past two years, according to Action Fraud.

The pandemic made everyone order online, resulting in phishing, smishing and fake delivery text scams.

The core reason is the decades-old global telephone protocol called SS7 that is still in use in modern mobile phone networks.

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