#SoCS – Jan. 16th – First Thing

Linda’s #SoCS prompt:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

First thing in the morning, after waking, of course I tend to reach for my phone.

It is such a bad habit, but I can’t help it.

I’m not as bad as I used to be. There were times that the first thing I would look at, would be my social media notifications, then I realised that they were taling over my life!

Now, I will only glance, to make sure there are no urgent messages from school and work, or family, then I go off to perform my morning ablutions, get things ready for the day, and maake my first cuppa of the morning.

Then I let myself sit and browse my notifications.

Still early… but not first thing!

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 16:04:05

    Lol – Sounds like you are staying like a teeny, Sis! 😉 My first thing ever every morning is a cup of ristretto. Than i can receive my emails without a phone. Lol Michael

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  2. Jennie
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 14:11:39

    Well done, Ritu!

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 06:00:07

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. Linda G. Hill
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 20:37:59

    Notifications. They’re definitely a thing. rolls eyes

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  5. johnrieber
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 17:39:16

    Love this!

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 16:45:47

    I don’t check my phone first thing either, Ritu. Like you, I do a few other things first. I do like to use my early morning time to read blog posts as I don’t always get much other time.

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  7. bikerchick57
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 16:18:41

    Ritu, I have the same bad habit except that I do look at my notifications first thing. I tell myself it’s my in-between ritual of waking up and getting out of bed, but it’s really more of an obsessive/compulsive habit of wondering what I missed overnight. Silly!

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  8. Erika
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 16:05:58

    That reminds me of a quote that says: When phones were tied to a wire, men were free!

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  9. Book Club Mom
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 12:28:25

    I do look first thing, briefly, but I’ve broken up with my phone a bit. I’ve been so busy recently outside of social media and blogging that I haven’t the time, but when I do, I find I’m less interested in seeing who liked this and that – first thing! Great post, Ritu. Hope you are doing well 🙂

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    • Ritu
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 13:59:41

      I think people have gone one of either was, detached themselves, or grown more attached to their phones!
      I’m as well as can be. How are you? Xx

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      • Book Club Mom
        Jan 16, 2021 @ 17:24:30

        During this pandemic I can see why – both ways. There’s a point of being overloaded with connections – I didn’t anticipate that in me. Anyway I’m glad to have stepped back a bit and refreshed myself because my blogging connections are important to me🧡 All is well here – just living our lives as much as we can.

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      • Ritu
        Jan 16, 2021 @ 17:33:08

        That’s all we can do, isn’t it? 💜

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  10. Dan Antion
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 12:07:32

    They have crept into our routines, haven’t they? We need to go back to coffee or tea as first thing.

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  11. willowdot21
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:05:19

    I think in this day and age and now strange times we all do this sis 💜

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  12. Kavita Deo
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 05:39:29

    Good one Ritu. I won’t be surprised if most of the entries for this prompt will start with mobile phone. Mine did too but albeit differently. Here is mine.

    https://miraclemoments.in/2021/01/16/socs-jan-16-the-first-thing/

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