Entefy’s survey of 1,500 U.S. professionals found that respondents received on average 34 text messages per day. Other data shows that 90% of text messages are opened within 3 minutes and 99% of those messages are read. Which means that we’re interrupting what we’re doing dozens of times every day to read text messages. If you were looking for a definition for “digital distraction,” that may be it.
Now consider that there are more mobile devices than people on the planet. With this kind of accessibility, checking notifications and making yourself available round the clock has become the norm for many people. We’re becoming more and more aware that jumping in and out of apps negatively impacts productivity, efficiency, and even mindfulness. It can be difficult to maintain focus and mental balance in this hyper-connected world.
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