Hi guys! I wanted to leave you with a quick book review today of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning. I saw this book referenced on Boho Berry a while ago and decide to give it a read. As a night owl, my first thought upon reading the title was, “wow, it would take a miracle to get me up early in the morning.”
While I haven’t implemented any of the ideas in his book, Hal really has me thinking about starting a productive morning routine…almost.
Don’t get me wrong here: I want to give this a fair chance. There’s just this nagging little voice inside my head that keeps asking me how early I’d have to get up to make this work. I already get up by 6am to get ready for work. If I wanted to do this on top of it, would I be facing a 5am wake-up time? Will I get enough sleep? I already don’t get enough. Hal claims that once you get into this routine, you’ll find that you don’t miss the sleep and that you’ll look forward to your morning routine.
His morning routine focuses on his Life S.A.V.E.R.S:
I’ve given this some thought, and my ideal routine would look like this: I’d sit in a quiet room (maybe our guest room/office) and calm my thoughts before they start their anxious rush for the day. After a few moments of that, I’d affirm myself and remind myself that I am enough and that I can handle anything thrown at me. I’d visualize my goal for the day or a larger goal I want to achieve in the future. After time on that, I’d like to add in a stretching routine or a short yoga session. I’ve never done yoga, but I feel that some sort of stretching or flexibility exercises would be really beneficial for me. I’d take a few minutes to read a chapter of a book I’m currently tackling, and then I’d take a few moments to jot down my thoughts in my BuJo.
I have the whole thing all planned out, but I cannot bring myself to just set the alarm that extra hour earlier. I hope to get over that mental roadblock and take the 30-day challenge in the very near future. All of the reviews I’ve read are so positive and people say that this book has changed their life in a very positive way and I hope to add a miracle morning routine to my life.
Another aspect of the book talks about achieving your Level 10 Life: where you’re able to rate yourself a 10/10 on your satisfaction with different aspects of your life. To begin, you give yourself a preliminary evaluation in different categories (he gives examples in his book) and formulate a game plan to get to level 10 in each one. After some time, you check back in and mark any categories in which your satisfaction has increased. This is something I’m looking forward to adding to my BuJo in the near future–quite possibly this week! When I do, you’ll be some of the first to know!
Give this book a read if you’re looking to develop a structured morning routine and to get your day off on the right foot. I hope I can make it work for me soon, and I’ll probably create a series on this site so you can follow along with my progress.
Have you read The Miracle Morning? What did you think about it? Have you made it work? If so, do you feel that it has transformed your life?
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