We’re like Pavlov’s dogs every time our phones buzz or beep. We grab them IMMEDIATELY to see why they notified us. Could it be a text? An email? A Snap? We can’t WAIT to find out. And then . . . we’re bummed.
According to a new study by Nottingham Trent University in England, one out of THREE notifications we get on our smartphones put us in a WORSE mood.
And the notifications that are most likely to bum us out are phone or app software updates . . . WiFi issues . . . and work emails or messages. Group texts from friends are the most likely to put us in a better mood. (The Telegraph)