What is your morning routine?
6:45am: Open eyes,
6:47am: Stagger to the bathroom,
6:49am: Shamble to the kitchen,
6:51am: Make some creative thing while the kettle heats up.
For a while, I sat at the kitchen counter, looked into a mirror, and drew a selfie. Each day’s drawing looked totally different, depending on how I felt and how I felt I looked.
Do you have a morning meditation routine?
I guess drawing is my meditation.
How soon do you check your phone in the morning?
Since my son graduated and moved out, my parental anxiety gets the better of me and I glance at my phone while I’m getting out of bed, just to see if the police left me a text message.
I have not been able to sleep in since 1994 when my son was born.
—Danny Gregory’s Morning Routine on My Morning Routine
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Monkey bars worked their bodies, reading worked their minds, but there was something else, something both physical and mental, that happened when they worked their fingers. Imagination. Socialization. Freedom.
— ‘Every City Should Have a Toy Library’ in The Atlantic
Boredom, daydreaming, a good book, building in three dimensions, interactivity with other humans–these are precious skills, skills that are being denied kids that are simply given a plate of chicken fingers and a tablet instead.
—Seth Godin, in ‘The digital divide is being flipped’
I’ve long been a great believer in the value of boredom. My most creative, even productive years were when I was bored. Even today, more often than not, solutions and creativity come to me when I let myself be bored.
TV, social media, games and news are the enemy of boredom. I’ve removed 3 of them from my life in last few years, and my productivity has rocketed. When I leave this house, the fourth will go as well.
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I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one. That is a invention that I don’t like.
A second grade student, Reported by BBC News
Me too, kid. It’s a sad comment on our generation, and our mass addiction.
Teachers report that some British children began teasing eastern Europeans about Brexit in the playground.
The Economist: A northern English town offers a glimpse of life when migrants leave
Mom’s Q: What should you do when you feel lonely?
6yo’s A: Hug your mommy or your daddy if they are there. If only mommy is there, then you hug her. Then roll around the bed.
Mom’s Q: What if no one is there?
6yo’s A: Be sad and start crying?
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Also, she’s clearly a daddy’s girl 🙂
Mom’s Q: Why are some people in the world sad?
6yo’s A: Because their daddy is away.
Mom’s Q: Why are some people in the world happy?
6yo’s A: Because their daddy has come back.
Oh, and this was my little helper. And by helper, I mean she smiled and giggled at all the old ladies and got us free stuff and bits of extras.
See, it’s handy to have a helper hanging around.
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