“Perhaps the companies that design them should have a think about how they want to make us feel. Nagging guilt trips and passive-aggressive notifications are not conventional sales techniques. From now on, I’ll be more cautious when I download these little widgets. My success or failure in finding true love, or finally learning how to do a handstand might well be helped along by my smartphone, but none of us should measure our progress in life by it. If I really want to feel guilty, I can always phone my mother.” Bella Mackie

Today read Bella’s opinion piece in full and take time away from your device to reflect if these notifications affect your mood for better or worse – could you live without notifications? What kind of calm technology notifications would be more supportive of your well being?

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