Whether you admit it or not, every time your phone rings, or you get an email notification, or you get an alert for instant message, it’s a signal that triggers extra attention from your brain.
It doesn’t matter if you were looking forward to the call or text message. You need extra mental processing power to take in what is happening. That extra mental energy you use will not improve your well-being especially when you have an issue with anxiety and stress.
And in more ways than one, it is a barrier stopping a lot of people from getting into a relaxed mood.