TL;DR: several work notifications or ‘non-human activity’ negatively impact mood; messages from friends improve mood

This is some fairly actionable research here—turning off notifications about e.g. wifi availability, app updates, etc. may help improve your mood! Also, as much as they can be overwhelming at times, group chats create more messages from your friends, so probably go ahead and make/use these.

From the article: “It is clear that social notifications make people happy, but when they receive lots of work-related and or non-human notifications, the opposite effect occurs.”

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