Here’s a fun little-known fact about me: My phones been on do not disturb for the last two years. I know people can’t stand it that my phone is always going to voicemail, but I prefer it. My theory is, if I want to return your phone call or text message – then I will. It’s really very simple.
If there’s one thing I can’t stand its people who sit on their phones all day. You know those people who are constantly checking their phones when they get a notification. I don’t want to be one of those people. So I try to be as mindful as I can about using my phone which means turning off all of my notifications.
I really don’t like technology. And I don’t care to have my phone in my hand twenty-four seven. So shutting off all notifications and setting my phone to do not disturb was easy. So easy in fact that it has stayed like that for a couple of years. One day I just decided that I didn’t want to be bothered. And since I have yet to change my perspective on that, that means I have yet to change the settings in my phone.
But I will tell you, it’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my entire life. I don’t sit around waiting for people to text me back or wait to receive “like” notifications on a picture I posted. I just live my life. And it’s wonderful.