I don’t do mornings. I walk around the house hugging my coffee in a dazed slumber. Once I have had my quiet time on Facebook, checked my email and the coffee has kicked in, then I can do mornings.
I have friends who not only do mornings, there are Instagram uploads of their morning runs with snapshots of distances and best times, followed by images of green smoothies blended to perfection.
Images like this:
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Humans are funny creatures, what works for one, certainly may not work for another, and mornings are only one example. I always sleep on the right hand side of the bed. As for hubby, he gets the left side by default. I sleep with two pillows and he needs four. The list goes on, because not everything works the same for every person.
As well as my quiet time on Facebook, checking my email and drinking my coffee, playing the game Candy Crush on my phone was one of the things I did every morning.
But what started as a game with my online friends, quickly turned into something else. The game became an expensive compulsion. Sometimes what starts off as a bit of fun in our everyday lives can change and grow into a problem without people realising. I deleted the app, cold turkey and never looked back.
There are times when even the smallest of things can change into a problem you didn’t even realise you had. How we deal with those problems and seek support to overcome them is different for everyone.
Gambling is one thing that affects people from all walks of life. With new technologies and increasing advertising budgets, gambling is entering our homes in ways never before possible. For some, gambling is even part of their mornings. And their afternoons, and nights.