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The Miracle Morning is a great morning routine that will help you create structure and regularity in your life, as well as help you find focus. Whenever I do the Miracle Morning routine, I am clearer on my goals and feel more productive throughout the day. And all you have to do is resist the snooze button…
The Miracle Morning
Yesterday, I was talking with a coaching client about how he missed having a daily routine. He felt he lacked structure and was less productive because of it. So, I told him about the Miracle Morning.
The book by Hal Elrod tells you about the benefits of rising early and having a morning routine and how it has changed his life personally. The Miracle Morning routine has six elements called life SAVERS; silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading and scribing.
I’ve been doing this routine on and off since I first read the book in 2015 and I love it! It helped me set goals, get clear on what I want out of life, find focus in even the most hectic days and make sure that I have a moment all to myself every day.
So, how does it work?
As I said, the Miracle Morning consist of six SAVERS. You can do them in whatever order you like for as long as you like. Usually, I take ten minutes for each one of them, so my Miracle Morning lasts about an hour. I tend to start with affirmations, then do silence, visualization, reading and scribing and end with exercise just before I shower.
I set my alarm for 5:45 in the morning, resist that snooze button (it’s really hard at first, but I swear it gets better eventually), get up, drink water, wash my face and make coffee or tea and then start my Miracle Morning.
My Miracle Morning SAVERS
Here’s what I do for each of the SAVERS to give you an idea of how I shape my Miracle Morning. If you decide to try this routine for yourself, you can alter it in whatever way you want so it works best for you. This is just to give you an idea of what it can look like.
Affirmations are (positive) sentences you repeat to yourself in order to influence your (sub)conscious mind. They will consciously make you feel more motivated and energetic and will influence your actions, choices and habits. It’s like reprogramming your mind by “faking it til you make it”.
I rewrite my affirmations regularly, like every month or so, according to what I need most in my life at that time. Here are a few of my favorite affirmations I use quite a bit:
- I am good enough the way I am.
- I am healthy and take good care of my body and mind.
- Whatever problem presents itself, I will always find the answer.
- I enjoy every day and I am grateful for all the good in my life.
- I attract money. It follows me wherever I go.
- If I don’t succeed the first time, I try again. I never give up.
- I am wealthy in every sense of the word.
- Nothing can knock me down. I am strong.
- I am successful.
Meditation didn’t come naturally to me and I had to find a way to make it work for me. However, practice makes perfect. I now love to do guided meditations from the Honest Guys on Youtube. They have a lot of videos, so hopefully you can find one that works for you.
I like to make vision boards. I have one on Pinterest, but I also have a physical pin board and what I like to call my manifestation journal where I write down everything I want in life and add pictures to. Every morning during the Miracle Morning, I grab one of them and visualize what it would be like to already have those things in my life. Try to feel as happy and grateful as you would if that was real.
Visualization has helped me find out what I really want to manifest in my life. And also what doesn’t bring me quite as much happiness if I might have thought. Whether or not you believe in the Law of Attraction, visualization is proven to be really helpful when you try to make your dreams a reality.
After visualization, I go on to reading a chapter or two in a non-fiction book. Usually about personal or professional development. Some of my favorites are The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, Ikigai by Ken Mogi and The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss.
I also love using the app Blinkist, which provides you with a huge library (over 3000!) of summaries of non-fiction books that you can either read or listen to. They’re perfect for the Miracle Morning, because they take around 15 minutes to complete and you have the key insights from the book.
Then onto scribing. I journal for about ten minutes and write down three to five things I’m grateful for, my top three goals for the day and I write about how I’m feeling. Journalling doesn’t have to take long to be effective. Sometimes, when I’d like to write more, I take a few minutes to journal during the day or right before I go to bed.
A necessary evil, as far as I’m concerned… Just kidding. It might not be my personal favorite, but I know how good it is for my health. It also really helps me wake up. I do exercises for 10 minutes or go for a short walk (I often take my breakfast to go when I do this).
After my little “workout”, I take a shower and start my day as usual and that’s what my Miracle Mornings usually look like.
If you feel you lack structure and focus, I’d definitely recommend you give this routine a try. It’s originally a 30 day challenge, so see what the Miracle Morning can do for you in a month. I hope it brings you as much as it brought us.
Do you already have a morning routine or would you like to try the Miracle Morning? Let us know in the comments!
Maud & Mark