My secret addiction.

Ok, not so secret.

Sara Burdick
3 min readApr 27, 2023
Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

It seems that every few months, the ¨how I start my super productive day, morning routine¨ begins to circulate through the blogosphere and YouTube-sphere.

Each time I think I should get up at 5 am, 6 am, or 7 am… well, I sometimes roll out of bed at 7 or 8, or 9. I usually have no rush to start my day unless I have a plane, train, bus, or boat to catch, and even then, my alarm often fails to go off, but I eventually make it.

Then, my internal clock wakes me up.

The first thing I do, when I wake up is drink water, that had become a habit for about the past ten years, and then I lay in bed and grab my phone.

I know all self-help gurus or those who think they know best just rolled their eyes. NOT THE PHONE!

¨Has she not read my blog about how unproductive getting on your phone is in the morning¨.

¨Well, Bob, obviously, this is why she is a nonproductive potato until about 12¨.

So yes, I do not walk, work out, or read; I do lay in bed and do my WORDLE. Thanks to my brother, he got me addicted and hooked, and if I cannot get it within about 15 minutes, I will put my phone down, get coffee, and get back to it.



Sara Burdick

I quit the rat race after working as a nurse for 16 years. Travel and Storyteller. I live in Colombia.