Roger Tuckerman

Why I Need “Quiet Time” Each Morning

Roger Tuckerman explains why he needs "quiet time" each morning.

quiet time

Subject: Please email me or text me

Dear Darla,

I can’t stand being separated from you! Giving me the silent treatment for 48 hours is too much to bear. I’m going out of my mind.

I can understand why you’re upset, but as I’ve explained many times, I can’t talk to you before 8:00 am. If I don’t have my “quiet time” each morning, I become emotionally uncentered, and it is a real struggle to make it through my work day.

However, after I recharge my soul battery, I would be happy to chat with you while I eat breakfast.

I know that you have a deep need to tell me everything that is on your mind when you get out of bed in the morning. But when I wake up, I like to make my coffee, go into my den and sit in my ergonomic chair.

The blue light from my computer screen increases my energy and alertness. Reading CNN and Fox News inspires me to be a social justice warrior! Sharing my thoughts on Facebook increases my dopamine levels every time someone clicks “LIKE.”

My job as a janitor is killing me. But when I’m on social media, I feel connected to the world, and my life has purpose and meaning!

That’s why I need to maintain this personal boundary in our relationship. If I don’t have “quiet time” each morning, there is a void in my heart, and an empty man can never be a great boyfriend.

Please email me or text me ASAP. I’ve never met anyone online like you!



If you liked this letter, it was published in my second eBook.

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