Welcome to 10 Habits for a Purely Fantastic Morning Routine. These habits are in no particular order whatsoever. That being said, I will focus on this habit first for several reasons.
1. It is the first thing I do in the morning.
Somewhere along this life journey, I decided browsing Facebook and Pinterest would be the best way to help me wake up. I actually end up lounging in bed an extra hour. Catching up on pins and posts and completely useless knowledge from “Buzzfeed.” It takes away the golden minutes of my morning.
2. Nothing worth reading about typically shows up in the morning feed.
Facebook is full of posts about weird dreams, dramatic night fights, and how upset everyone feels about getting out of bed. Pinterest users have spent their insomnia hours pinning ambiguous quotes about relationships and late night food craving recipes without legitimate links. Nope, nothing good to see here people. Wait till 4pm. That’s the best time to scroll.
And for that matter, I really don’t think anyone really wants to hear about 1.6 mile run in the morning. Or see my fabulous pin about arranging picture frames. No, I think I will wait till I’ve done something more significant with my day before I post for my 15 seconds of attention.
BONUS! I still come up with a really great Facebook status every morning. You know, the one you can’t get out of your head. But instead of posting it online, I text it to one of my sisters, or write it in a letter. Now I am reaching out and connecting on a personal level, which is great! Bam: building real social skills before 9am.
3. My immediate pursuit of social media is idolatry.
For instance, if I replace God with social media, each of these verses accurately describe my habit:
LordPinterest, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watchscroll.Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your
steadfast loveFacebook status updates, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.Mark 1:35And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, [s]he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there [s]he prayedrepinned 15 outfit ideas and 9 recipes.
But no more!
Do you struggle with any specific distractions in the morning? What do you wish you were doing with that time?