Morning rituals are not what they used to be. The well known “toilet, coffee, cornflakes and toast”-routine is seeing competition from another routine where it’s more important to get online first, then breakfast…
I used to wake up, toilet and shower, breakfast while watching the news or similar on TV – then going to work.
Now, I not only check e-mail but also Facebook and Twitter from my iPhone as soon as I wake up. Then it’s time for a shower and breakfast afterwards. No more checking news in the mornings – if it’s important, it’s already on Facebook or Twitter. Otherwise I’ll get my daily update on local news during my lunch break.
Almost the same thing is happening with the Gude family of four persons. They also used to begin their days with breakfast and chitchat at the table and newspaper reading. But no longer, according to an article in the New York Times.
The father wakes up at 6am, he goes online to check his work e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, after which he texts his two teenagers to wake up, rather than physically going to their rooms and wake them up. The two teenagers start their day with SMS, video games and Facebook.
Obviously the mother isn’t too happy with the situation, but eventualy she succumbed to turning on her laptop once breakfast is over.
“Things that I thought were unacceptable a few years ago are now commonplace in my house,” she said, “like all four of us starting the day on four computers in four separate rooms.” – she said to the New York Times.
Have your morning routines also been digitized or are you still in the 90’s on that matter? Share in the comments below 🙂