Our smartphones are constantly fighting to capture our attention, oftentimes causing significant disruption in professional and social contexts. In contrast with prior smart notification systems work focused on external contextual information (e.g., environment, user activity, etc.), my research explores how the notification experience could be enhanced by providing smartphones with a better awareness of their user’s psycho-physiological state both prior to, but more importantly immediately after the presentation of alerts. This paper first summarizes findings from the evaluation of a novel notification perception classification technique based on wearable physiological sensing, and a non-intrusive mobile journaling mechanisms adapted to modern smartphone usage. From there, a tentative sequence of studies is presented, aiming to answer the project’s remaining research questions.