Better health and wellness means treating and caring for our minds, bodies and spirits.

When we first wake up, we can set intentions for our days the minute we open our eyes and see the light.

Some people enjoy repeating affirmations silently, others like to practice their faith, or you can be someone who reaches for the phone and choose to scroll the internet before you start the day.

Using technology before you even step foot on ground might not be the best option for your mental health.

“Excessive media use is not good for us physically, mentally, or emotionally. The good news is that taking a media break is a powerful way to improve our well-being.”

Mary E. Gomes, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Sonoma State University

While multi-tasking can feel comfortable in the moment, using technology and setting your intention in the morning can be more effective on the overall result of your day.

You might be thinking, what can I do to improve my health and mind in the morning?

The options are endless.

Stretch it out, practice your favorite meditation, listen to a calming playlist, go on a nature walk outside, read a book, drink water and or simply enjoy silence in the sun.

We often over complicate things on ourselves and all we need to do is enjoy our life in the way we want to and best know how to bring bliss into our minutes, hours, days and years we’re alive.

Personally, I have every intention of spending less time online and living and enjoying my life, in the present moment. I have spent so much time looking at what others are doing, I need to treat my own soul with the love it deserves.

For now, I won’t be using technology the first 30 minutes I’m awake and the last 30 minutes before I go to sleep.

I’m not a licensed psychologist or mental health professional, but I can honestly say my days are brighter, more joyful, and filled with more purpose and abundance when I hold space in my life for tech free mornings.

One of the best spiritual teachers out there, yes I’m talking about Oprah Winfrey, starts each morning with a 20 minute meditation!

Some people will tell you you need to wake up super early and accomplish everything under the sun in the first few hours you are awake, but the intentions you make might be more beneficial in the long run.

Technology will always be a powerful resource to build and sustain personal relationships, strengthen your career and gain valuable information, and connect and communicate in countless ways. As as a Community Manager myself, online communities are crucial and important, especially now more than ever before… only I will treat my soul as soon as the sun comes up!