I love my phone. Yes, I am addicted to it and, yes, I feel a rush of excitement when I receive a message or notification. When it does not vibrate for at least 20 minutes, I find myself taking a sneaky look just to make sure everything is OK. Sound familiar?
To give you an idea, here is what a minute can look like on my phone:
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By contrast, my husband hates notifications. Actually, he dislikes phones and social media full stop. He hates the sounds the phone makes, he hates that it distracts me, and he hates that it often interrupts our nights together.
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And, so you can imagine his excitement when, on a recent trip to Sydney with Kate, I was introduced to a new concept: Turn. Off. Notifications.