Never feel rushed to respond to texts, unless the person indicates urgency.
Life happens outside of the phone. Many friends go days, weeks and months between texts.
Prefer a thoughtful “present” text over a rushed, impersonal one.
If you are feeling rushed to respond to texts, or apologizing for delays - Listen to your subconscious, find out where the urgency is coming from, and see if you can untangle yourself. Often, these obligations are completely in our head. Learn how to understand, communicate, and assert your boundaries to others in your life.
Send Text messages any time of day. Read and respond to the text there is sufficient time & attention.
It is every individual’s responsibilty to manage their own attention. When I go to bed, I put my phone on “Do Not Disturb”, and place it next to the coffee maker in the kitchen. In the morning, I practice “no electronics until after breakfast”.