On any given workday, how much time do you spend without interruptions? I assume the answer will be relatively low for many, and that’s a big problem.
If you’re constantly interrupted, it means you’re less likely to get your tasks done. At least, not without doing overtime. If this is happening too frequently, you run the risk of burning out.
Think about a time you’re in the zone and focused on a task. Then an alert pops up that someone is messaging you. What happens to your concentration? You’ve lost it, and it can take a long time to get back in the zone.
Make time every day when you mute your notifications. Better yet, create a tea agreement that makes it acceptable and encourages everyone to mute at least once per day.
When you set boundaries and create some focused time, your productivity, mental health, and interactions will benefit.
You’ve got this.