On a usual weekday, I'll wake up and scroll through my various social media channels, catching up over everything that has happened whilst I was asleep. I'll text my boyfriend, schedule some tweets and refresh my emails every few minutes, all whilst trying to do my makeup and get ready for work.
I realised how unhealthy it was to be on social media from the second I woke up, without taking time to appreciate the real world, so I decided that for the whole of the week I was going to spend my mornings without any hint of a social network in sight. Here's what I learned...
1 - My time management has improved. Before when I used to spend the majority of my time before work on Twitter, I would usually arrive at work *just* on time, sometimes a minute or so late. This week I have been at least 5 minutes early every morning.
2 - I can spend longer getting ready. Instead of rushing to do my makeup and get dressed, this week I have had time to carefully choose my outfits and put more effort into my makeup.
3 - I have a little bit more free time. I can use the time in the morning when I'm usually on social media to instead read a chapter of a book or plan my blog posts for the next week.
4 - Social media is an addiction. It was so difficult to resist the urge to open Twitter as soon as I woke up, and I found this little experiment a lot harder than I initially thought! I cracked on Wednesday and checked my emails as I just really couldn't resist.
5 - Mornings are beautiful. The little birdies are singing, the lighting is perfect for blog photos, and I can make so much more out of them when I'm not glued to my phone.
Could you spend a morning without social media?