We recently posted a poll on our LinkedIn page to ask people about their morning routine. The results showed that 66% of people check their phones first thing in the morning. Having this habit as part of your morning routine negatively affects your physical and mental well-being as well as your overall performance. In addition, it elevates your stress level and makes you start your day in a reactive state. Therefore, here are three powerful tips that will help you free your morning routine from your phone:
- Charge Your Phone in Another Room: According to several sources, this is the best way to keep you away from your phone and from checking social media in the morning. In addition, if you usually use your phone as a reminder for tasks or chores, you can replace it with sticky notes around the house to help you remember what you need to do.
- Make use of an alarm clock instead of using your phone to set the alarm. This method will help you avoid screen time first thing in the morning and reduce distraction and anxiety.
- Other activities like planning your day, exercising, meditating, or even making a cup of coffee will help you keep your morning busy and stress-free.