Earlier this year or last year a business mentor of mine recommended the book “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod to me. I really trust my friend and the advice that she gives, so I bought the book and started to read.
I had really been wanting to make some changes in my life for a while, and still do, so I was up for the challenge and started reading. The overall message in the book is that by starting your morning off right, you create a better attitude and therefore a better day and ultimately a better life. Hal calls this the Miracle Morning.
Here is what the miracle morning consists of. You get up 60 minutes earlier every morning to allow yourself the time needed to complete the following tasks:
- Silence for 5 minutes
- Affirmations for 5 minutes
- Visualization for 5 minutes
- Exercise for 20 minutes
- Reading for 20 minutes
- Scribbling (writing) for 5 minutes
He calls these life savers. See the acronym? He goes into detail about each one of these in the book and there are a few other things that he also does.
I love the idea and even though I consider myself a morning person, I don’t particularly enjoy getting up in the morning. But I really needed to start my day calm and centered. So I came up with my version of the miracle morning.
My morning includes four of the things above: Exercise, Prayer and Scripture, Reading and journaling and I usually fit the whole thing into 45 minutes – an hour. It really made a difference for about the past two month. I was very consistent….until this past week. Then I stumbled. First I took out the exercise and just did the scripture and the reading and then I just did not do it on some days.
And now…now I am struggling to get back into the swing of it. I miss it a lot. I miss my rhythm, I miss the exercise and the quiet time with God.
I will get it back, I have been here before. It’s doing the uncomfortable even if we don’t feel like it and even if it is uncomfortable.
Till next time.