photo by Sonja Sipala
Ok, so I was talking to my friend Katie the other day about meditating. A few of us were lamenting the fact that we suck at meditating and just can't quite seem to get into the habit of it.
For God's sake don't touch your phone when you first wake up!
She went on to explain that that small window of time when you first wake up is the perfect time to meditate, and the worst possible time to overstimulate your brain by grabbing your phone and checking twitter. Fair point.
I have to admit that up until recently my morning routine did consist of turning my alarm off (I use my iphone as an alarm), and then proceeding to check my various email accounts, instagram, facebook and sometimes even twitter. Now, I set my phone on airplane mode so that I still use it as an alarm, but first thing in the morning I'm not tempted to dive into social networking. I can't say that I've replaced this habit with a daily meditation practice, but baby steps people, baby steps!
So tell me, do you check your phone first thing when you wake up?