We're going to make a small change that will drastically eliminate the number of times you are distracted throughout the day, and will make it easier for you to wind-down in the evenings.
Less distractions means more time to focus on the things and people that are important to you rather than being constantly attention-hijacked by your technological devices.
We're going to set up a do-not-disturb (DnD) schedule on your phone. This will automatically limit the number of notifications that come through to your device on a set schedule.
When DnD is on, your phone won't ping you with notifications. They'll still come through, but you'll only see them when you go looking for them.
We recommend starting the DnD mode somewhere between 7-9 pm and ending it between 8-10 am. It is totally up to you what hours you want to set for your DnD schedule; it is just important that you set one.
If it makes you nervous that you might miss something, it's ok. You can always set a short DnD schedule now and then extend the schedule later.
Pick a time in the evening when you would like to start winding down. This is when your DnD mode should begin. Ideally, this should be at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed.
Then, pick a time in the morning when you would like to start getting notifications again. Set it at least an hour after the time you plan to wake up. This is when your DnD mode should end.
Tip: If you want certain notifications to always come through, like a call from your spouse, you can set exceptions to the DnD mode. Both of the instruction links cover how to do this.