There’s one thing we all do without even thinking about it that destructs the natural flow of our day.
A study performed by Morgan Stanley showed that more than 90% of all smartphone users say they have their phone within arm’s reach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - eeepp!
It is an extremely common behavior that has become ingrained in our culture.
And I’m not judging anyone by the way, I put my hand up and admit that I’m a culprit of doing this myself.
Ok, so the Morgan Stanley study...let me explain it a little further so you can understand how easy it is to change your day from a good one to a great one!! .
The norm for a lot of people, including me, is to wake up and grab your phone - usually before your feet even hit the floor.
Scrolling, scrolling...Facebook, Instagram, emails, bookings for the day, order some more lash wands before we forget…
Over time, we have repeated this morning ritual so many times that it has become a habit, and a bad habit too - for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, when the first thing we do as soon as we open our eyes is reach for the phone and mindlessly scroll, we’re actually taking away a very important time of the day when we actually get to focus on ourselves.
In those first few moments we could actually be setting our intentions for the day so that we can make it the most productive day possible! We could be expressing gratitude for the day before and for all the amazing things that are about to unfold in our day.
Rather than numbing ourselves with our phones, we could take even 5 minutes to focus on the good stuff and bring our energy and mindset up to a really good place!
Secondly, electronic devices emit blue light that’s stronger than even the sun at high noon! Yep, that piece of information shocked me too.
This blue light causes a chemical imbalance and our brains tell our bodies that we should be operating at our peak (because apparently it’s already high noon).
When we do this first thing in the morning when our bodies are still waking up, it can kick start our energy too soon and we end up feeling tired sooner. Not to mention what this means for us nighttime scrollers. Oh boy, no wonder so many of us are so tired all the time.
So it’s true, scientifically true - how you start your day matters.
And on that note, I want to put a little challenge out there for all of us morning (and nighttime scrollers lol), let’s start by giving ourselves at least 5 minutes of intention setting and gratitude giving before we reach for the phone. And maybe, we could even work our way up to 15 minutes!!
I bet it will help our days to unfold magically and stay consistently magical because we won't be tired too soon and we will have put our best foot forward first.
Ohhh, this is gonna be fun!