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."

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!



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