This makes me want to ditch the smartphone I’ve got even more. It would help me on so many levels - personal interaction, mental health, productivity, creativity, and just general well being. Looking at a phone screen, mindlessly consuming content, hour after hour is not healthy. Literally the first thing that happens when I get up - look at the phone to see what has changed in the world. LIKE IT MATTERS. Anything that impacts me immediately upon waking up, I will notice. Either someone has already called me or I can see that the world is on fire through the window (after I put my glasses on, of course). Who cares what the latest meme on Facebook is? Why am I so worried that I might miss an email from a company that is offering a ridiculous sale?
This morning, I cooked myself breakfast and had a cup of tea. This is super rare. Usually, it’s shower, browse Tumblr, Facebook, G+, email, etc for longer than I should, and then scramble to get dressed and out the door before I’m far too late for work. Today, I cut back on the browsing, cooked myself two eggs and some toast, and relaxed a bit while sipping hot tea before realizing I was running late and bolting off to work. It was a morning routine I’d like to refine.
My goal - substitute the browsing with a workout, drink more tea, and actually enjoy my mornings. This goes for all of you reading this as well - let technology and instant connectivity take a back seat for a portion of the day. Enjoy the simplicity of being disconnected, and let your mind take a break.