Turn off social media notifications on your phone| Minimalism Series

Don’t you just love when you’re talking to someone and they keep getting distracted by their phone? What about when that ‘someone’ is actually you?

Those damn notifications are always there and they make us unproductive, unreliable and inattentive.

Guess what, you are so used to visit social media that you don’t need notifications to keep reminding you where and when you need to open that app. Your brain is already programmed to keep clicking on those logos every time you unlock your phone. You know you’ll open it eventually and find out what is happening. There is nothing urgent going on while you’re away, trust me.


As a Social Media Manager and Blogger, I can assure you that things, like sharing a picture online and checking how the engagement is doing, is one of the main thoughts always alive in my brain. But that’s not healthy and I found a few tricks to fight it. You can read more about it here – Social Media Weekend Detox

I’ve decided the only notifications I would receive on my phone would be from Whatsapp or Messenger, but even those were carefully selected. I’ve muted certain groups that are not as important and every time someones sends a message on these, I see it once I open the app. Not a big deal and no one will get upset with you for not replying straight away. If it’s urgent, they’ll call.

So here’s a challenge for 2018 – turn off social media notifications on your phone, and let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below.

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