If anyone follows me on social media – especially Instagram – you’ll know that I talk about The Miracle Morning, A LOT!
It dawned on me that maybe not everyone knows what I’m talking about when I mention this, so, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown.
I read The Miracle Morning: The Not-so-obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod a few years ago. Overnight it changed my life.
I’m big on productivity, health & wellness and personal growth, I basically live in the self-help section of Waterstones!
My mornings – before anyone else woke up – had always been my most productive time of day. I was interest to learn how I could ensure I was making the most of this time and fitting as much in as possible.
The idea is that the first hour of your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, so The Miracle Morning outlines the best possible way to do this with 6 transformative habits: 10 minutes each, for 1 hour as soon as you wake up. Elford created an anagram out of these habits making it easier to remember: S.A.V.E.R.S
Quiet your mind before it wakes up. This is likely the only moment in the day you will have time to check in with yourself and focus on your breathing. This is a great space for mediation, mindfulness or prayer.
Listen to, write or speak out loud some affirmations. You can write your own or look them up! Whatever feels right for you. We can often get caught up in negative self-talk, and this is a moment to consciously talk kindly to ourselves and about what we would like from our day. Think of them as positive statements!
Visualise in your mind’s eye your goals, your day to day to do list, or a forever dream. Imagine everything working out best case scenario. See the success. Feel the joy. If it’s easier, consider your 5 senses, what can you see/hear/taste/smell/touch? This creates the blueprint for your subconscious brain!
This is an obvious! Get moving, get fitter and feel happier too! Rather than feel lethargic in the morning, you’ll have a boost of energy leaving you positively bouncing off the walls!
Activate your brain by taking a few minutes to read – religious texts, educational books, or your favourite magazine!
Empty your brain before you get into the day! You could free flow, write whatever comes to mind (also known as automatic writing) or have a serious of questions ready to answer, like ‘How could I help myself to feel my best today?’. Writing about your dreams is fun too, it becomes easier to remember them after a while.
Don’t be fooled! I don’t do this every day, and when I do, I don’t always do 60 minutes or all 6 things! Keep it light-hearted and mould The Miracle Morning to work for you and your routine!
I personally LOVE meditation and affirmations, so when I get 20 minutes to myself before the world wakes up, these are the things I prioritise – however rarely!
Have you read The Miracle Morning?
How do you spend your first waking moments?
Now you know how to spend your morning, what about the rest of your day. Learn how to manage your time throughout the day! Read more… ‘Managing Your Day And Time‘.