How Clockwork and Social Media Can Energize Your Morning

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My timetable looks like this:

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Timetable

Let’s run through it:

Alarm. Surprisingly enough (not), it all starts with waking up and getting out of bed. Because I leave my alarm across the room when I sleep, I don’t really have a choice but to stand up and turn it off.

Mediation is inherently challenging to do, given the human brain is constantly working, wondering, and worrying.

I start by sitting on the floor, legs sprawled out in front of me, back straight up against my bed. I try to get as comfortable and relaxed as possible before I start the timer for five minutes.

Ride the “now,” don’t contemplate the past or worry about the future. Just be.

So, alarm, water, scale, Elevate, and mediation sounds like a lot, but everything I’ve discussed takes only about 20 minutes to do.

The Social Media Part

Notice I’ve refrained from looking at social media for the first 40 minutes of my day. This is probably contrary to what a lot of people do, which is roll over, turn off their alarm, and start scrolling through the madness — I avoid this at all costs. I don’t “allow” myself to open a social app until my timetable is complete.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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