It is not always just the action of texting it is the emotional stress. Texting, like all forms of communication, comes with its problems.
If people have had stressful texts with people the obvious thought is this may continue and on a night when things are already a little stressful – texting some people might be just too emotionally hard.
People interpret things differently and it is very hard to text to please. Some people think short texts are great others find it rude; language can be lost in its natural form and this can be hard for some, but others are really comfortable with it; some people are also not okay with just a single text, but like a chain of text.
So, next time when you think to yourself: how hard could it have been for ‘Jack’ to just send good night? Well, just the words good night would have caused problems and Jack probably knew that and thought he wasn’t capable of more and was not in the mood for confusion so he just left it. Funnily enough, not texting probably caused delayed stress between the people involved!
The best way to avoid text stress and delayed confusion is being able to let the person in advance that you sometimes feel like you have the: ‘too tired to text syndrome’. If you possibly can – send a text saying: “good night – can’t text now – just exhausted – please understand. Speak to you tomorrow xxxx”. As a receiver of such a text – try and understand this is a text explaining to the receiver – I have the too tired to text syndrome.