Do you want to avoid getting distracted first thing in the morning?
Are you in the habit of getting up, grabbing your phone, and scrolling through the messages that have come in since you last looked?
You read some emails, respond to a few, check out the sale at one of your favorite online stores … and maybe you then jump over to Facebook or Instagram and scroll through your social media accounts.
Then next thing you know, you're running late or you're wondering where the time went - you were just going to take a quick look!
If this is a habit that bothers you, today's action is to select the time you will pick up your phone in the morning. If you get up at 7 a.m., maybe you don't want to look at your phone until 8 a.m.
You can also set up any exceptions to your new rule. For example, you can check if you've received a text or an email from your boss or an ill family member; and then set down the phone.
Over the next few days, see if this action makes your mornings less stressed and hectic. Try adding an activity, like journal writing, meditation, or stretching, as a benefit to waiting to look at your phone.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.