Disabling message notifications on iPhone has made my life better the last few weeks. I still allow icon badge counts and audio dings, but when wake my phone there are no snippets of communication that might be distract me - just a blank lock screen with the time. My mind tends to start 'working on it' as soon as I see a message, so it's a relief to finally choose the moment to give attention to email and texts. I would recommend giving it a try if you have similar inclinations.

@rosano I can recommend turning off the sounds as well. It's not like we modern phone-conditioned people would forget to check our phone for more than an hour at a time anyway :P

@s_ol True. I keep imagining that I will one day not check my phone unless I hear a notification but maybe that's a while away.

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