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5 Awesome Ways To Avoid And Stop Notification Stress
- Learn to say no. When an app asks you for permission to send you notifications, just say no. You can decide later whether to give it permission - if you decide it really needs it. Your default answer should always be no.
- If you've got a problem, declare notification bankruptcy. Go through and make yourself turn them all off. That's right, all of them. Not forever - just make yourself do it once.
- Only turn on notifications for anything you're absolutely certain you need. Text messages would be an obvious one. Or, there may be medical or other health-related apps where you know you'll need that notification. Be strict, and be honest with yourself.
- Give it a week, and wait until you miss them, to turn notification back on. If you run into something where you really wished, multiple times, you had gotten a notification, and you're being honest, then you can turn it back on.
- Maybe get an app. One study showed that notifications were optimal in balancing information needs with stress if they were bundled and delivered a few times a day. An app called Daywise for Android provides that functionality.