What’s the first thing you reach for when you wake up in the morning?
Perhaps, like me, you want to be really spiritual and say “My Bible, of course!”, but more likely it would be: “My phone.”
For some reason, I need to read every word published by the BBC news-site: ‘Popular’, ‘World’, ‘Local’, ‘In Depth’, ‘Totally Irrelevant and Pointless’, ‘Trivia’.
Then I need to catch up on local Facebook pages: “What’s Happening in East Grinstead?”, “East Grinstead Mums”, all my many friends’ posts.
Then, of course, check BBC for updates. Then go back to Facebook in case there are new posts.
There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with any of this: it’s good to keep in touch with what’s happening in the world; it’s good to engage with culture and know what local people are thinking.
What was wrong for me was that was how I started and set the tone for my day. And I would spend far too much time on it – time that was largely unproductive and unhelpful.
Solution: I charge my phone downstairs so there is a chance I might reach for my Bible instead when I wake up!