Wake Up Without Your Phone For The Best Start of Your Day
Start writing a post
Health Wellness

Set Yourself Up For Success By Waking Up In The Morning Without Touching Your Phone

Plan your day in your head. Count your blessings. Those two minutes may change your entire day.


When you wake up, what is the first thing you do? The first thing you think of? Do you reach for your phone right away? Does your brain just scream "ugh?" Do you take the time to focus yourself for the day?

Those first two minutes when you wake up is the time where your brain kicks into gear and your body responds. What kind of energy do you want feed your mind and body within those two minutes? For me, I usually reach right for my phone. Checking my notifications, responding to emails right away, watching every story on Instagram and Snapchat to see what I missed the nigh before. I didn't realize how this may be affecting my start to the day until I tried something different this morning.

When I woke up this morning, I decided to do nothing but wake up. I didn't sleepily scroll through my Instagram or texts. I just laid there. I let myself toss and turn a little bit, letting my eyes open without force and my brain to turn on without some screen fogging my initial thought process. Most importantly, I allowed my brain to kick into gear and begin to think.

Things started to click when I actually woke up. I was mapping out my day in my head, setting mini goals for myself. "I need to be done work by 4:00 in order to get to the gym by 5:00. When I'm done the gym, then I can get my to-do list done." I got out of bed ready for the tasks I had to accomplish that day. I actually didn't even check my phone until I was out the door headed for work.

I sat in my Uber with such a clear mind and positive attitude. I began to count all the things I was grateful for. I went to work and kicked butt. I went to the gym. I met up with a friend afterwards for drinks. I got my to-do list done. I went to bed at 9:00PM. I woke up the next day in a great mood.

Long story short, set yourself up for success in the morning by waking up. Yes, you heard me... Wake up! Don't grab your phone or turn on the radio. Just lay there and allow your brain to kick into gear. Plan your day in your head. Count your blessings. Those two minutes may change your entire day.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments