Can This Routine Really Improve Your Life?
In a world full of self-help books, programs, and videos, it's easy to be suspicious or doubtful. But I have found something that really is helpful so I want to share.
It involves waking up a bit earlier than usual and having some time just for yourself. I'm not just talking about enjoying a cup of coffee in a quiet house before the kids wake up. I'm talking about something that's called "The Miracle Morning." The guy who wrote a book of the same name, Hal Elrod, swears we can all benefit by starting our morning off in a positive way.
He says even self-proclaimed Night Owls can do his recommended morning ritual which involves what he calls S.A.V.E.R.S.:Silence, Affirmations, Visualizations, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. While spreading each of those things out over the course of an hour is ideal, the author says it's fine to squeeze everything into a shorter amount of time.
Even if you are the busiest person in Ocean County, you can probably invest 6 minutes in your well-being. Here's a link to Elrod's "6 Minute Miracle Morning." http://halelrod.com/6-minute-miracle-morning/
I've been doing these things for about 40 minutes each day and I'm really feeling the benefits! While it's sometimes tempting to hit the snooze button, once I get going with the SAVERS, it feels good! It's a nice way to jump-start the day and I find I'm sustaining that energy throughout most of the days.
If you've ever done the Miracle Morning practice or think you might want to try, please drop me a line or post a message in the Comments section. If you're about to try it, good luck!