Saturday, April 1, 2023


Do you check your smartphone for news, email, etc., before rising from bed in the morning?

Ah, it comes again. Another morning, another beautiful day! You wake up in your bed, maybe your alarm is going off, and you get ready to start your day.

When you wake up and you’re laying in bed do you look at your phone right away? Do you check your emails? Read the news? Or do you wait until you wake up to do those things?

After you vote, feel free to leave a comment and tell us about your morning routine. We especially want to know when you read the newsletters! Wink.


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1 month ago

when camping, the phone is only turned on for: severe weather and once in AM and once in later afternoon to see if we have any urgent messages. Our family always has the state park ranger office number for an emergency contact. Smart phones have become an addiction for some people, they miss life while staring at the screen.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

I look over the NY Times and our local papers website, and if the wife is still asleep and the dogs aren’t whining, I can peruse Redditt and start my daily mobile game farming (no, not a farm game – farming is checking in to ‘harvest’ my daily rewards).

Neal Davis
1 month ago

I never do, but DW seems to routinely do this.

1 month ago
  • Absolutely not. That’s why we have our RV – to get away from the electronic leash. We don’t need some “device” for entertainment while we’re camping. Look around, there’s beauty everywhere and it’s not on a screen.
Dave Green
1 month ago

My smartphone is also my clock. When I wake up in the morning and check the time, I also enable WiFi and check emails and news.

Lawrence Neely
1 month ago

I do not ever use my phone for e-mail, news, or social media. I check the weather to see what my morning walk is going to be like.

1 month ago

My old flip phone is so smart that it knows better than to bother me. I use it – it does not use me.

Cheryl Bacon
1 month ago

It really depends on what time I wake up and what I’m doing that day. If people are still up and about getting ready for school and work, I adjust my bed into a sitting position and I read my e-book or my phone till things settle down. I’m not a coffee drinker (I have my water bottle next to my bed) so I don’t need to get up to make the coffee. I enjoy the morning solitude till the day needs to start.

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Use my phone in the morning before rising/coffee for an audio Rosary and then a daily email with prayers/readings/Saint/Gospel for the day. Also have prayers/verses etc in a “file” I can call up. I make coffee and we have coffee in bed and check email/news and then we are up. S&B’s and motorhome when traveling. Sometimes coffee on the road if we need to get going earlier. Most times in no hurry….we are retired.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

I turn off the notices at night but leave the phone next to the bed and the actual phone active. When you are “on-call” you have to be reachable. This is a holdover from years as a pastor. Most mornings I don’t even touch my phone for an hour or so. I have my coffee and do my morning devotions and praying first.

1 month ago

Not just no, but heck no! I control my phone usage, not the other way around.

1 month ago

Phone is by our bed on do not disturb.I do not check phone until up and about for coffee and tea made, so about half hour.

Greg Bryant
1 month ago

Before retiring, checking for work emails was the very first thing I had to do each morning. Now, it’s coffee and at least one bathroom trip. I love retirement!

1 month ago

I check current weather (mostly temp) either lying in bed or while dressing only because taking the dogs out is priority #1. Every thing else can wait until I sit down with my coffee.

1 month ago

I only use my phone to make or receive calls. You can call me all the names you like, it won’t bother me, but I don’t text, follow, like, tweet or any of those things.

1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

I second that thought although I have used text about 1-2 per week for my daughter/ son in law if I need to reach them

Jim Johnson
1 month ago

Our phones are beyond reach from the bed.

Cheryl Robinson
1 month ago

I leave my phone on the kitchen table at night. Don’t pick it up till mid morning. Then I check my email.

1 month ago

Never. It’s rise, bathroom, coffee pot, outside if not to cool then finish my coffee and get 2nd cup then review news, RVTravel and text. But I have never looked at the phone for info before up and going. I’m not married to the darn thing.

Gary G
1 month ago
Reply to  Skip

Yep, good programming

Seann Fox
1 month ago

It’s 5:45 am and here I am in bed reading RV Travel as I do every morning.

1 month ago

Nothing can be that important I’d never attempt approaching news of the day unless I’ve had my coffee first.

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