Kicking off day two of the Huffington Post's Thrive Conference, which sought to redefine success beyond money and power, co-hosts Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski demonstrated the best way to start each morning. The duo opened the day's events onstage in a bed, wearing pajamas, with teddy bears and without their smartphones.
At least, Huffington was without her smartphone. As Mika jumped to respond to her device's incessant chirping and incoming messages, Arianna insisted she think back to nine months earlier when she made a point not to connect with technology the second she woke up.
"You can't live your life in response to texts and emails," said Huffington.
Sporting silky white robes and bunny slippers, the two hosts climbed out of bed to asked the audience about their own relationships with their smartphones.
"When you woke up this morning, did you go directly to your smartphones?" asked Huffington. "If you did, do not judge yourselves because tonight is another night, and tomorrow morning is another morning."
Watch the rest of Arianna and Mika's morning conversation in the Thrive Conference video clip above.