These fake notifications — someone you barely know commenting on a picture you do not care about, or someone starting a live video, made me get rid of the Facebook app almost a year ago. One of the best decisions of my life. A couple week after that, I turned off all notifications and I really started to feel a lot better.
It makes me sad to see that many people still relying on very unnecessary notifications. It just feels like poisoning yourself!
Congratulation on your journey though, it makes me happy that your no-notification digital lifestyle has been working out!