For those of you who do not know me, let me introduce myself.
“Hi, my name is Brandy! I hate getting up early, and I’m extremely stubborn! What’s your name?”
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
So what would a person like me be doing getting up over an hour early than usual? A person who used to give herself 15 minutes to get ready? A person who refused to get up any earlier for over a year?
For the longest time, I refused to do miracle mornings. I thought they were stupid and pointless as I am a great night person and a not so great morning person.
Finally, I went to a business conference where we were doing group workouts every morning at 6am. I was a little nervous about that since I usually work out at night, but working out that early didn’t change a thing! In fact, it gave me a little boost of energy!
So, in that moment, I decided that I could handle doing a full miracle morning. Since then my stress levels have significantly decreased, I’ve stayed consistent with my goals, and I’m more equipped to tackle the day!
What is a miracle morning?
Here’s what Hal (the author of the book) says:
“Based on the premise that how you start your day largely determines the quality of your day, your work, and your life, The Miracle Morning gives you the ultimate morning ritual and teaches night owls how to beat the snooze button, even if you’ve never been a morning person.
What’s now being practiced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world could literally be the simplest approach to creating the life you’ve always wanted. It’s been right there in front of us, but this book has finally brought it to life.”
The miracle morning is based on what Hal Elrod calls the “S.A.V.E.R.S”
Silence. Affirmations. Visualize. Exercise. Read. Scribe.
Since I have followed the “S.A.V.E.R.S” routine, I have felt more motivated, relaxed, stress-free, empowered and energized!
So, let me break it down for you:
- S. (Silence): Meditation, prayer, reflection, deep breathing, gratitude — these are all ways of sitting in silence and achieving a sense of peacefulness to start your day.
- A. (Affirmations): Affirmations are basically mantras that you repeat to yourself. It’s more than just goal setting, you’re affirming that you’ll reach those goals!
- V. (Visualization): Affirmations and Visualizations go hand in hand! This is where you picture doing the affirmations and experiencing the emotions behind them. How will it feel when you reach your goal weight? How will buying a swimsuit feel? What will it be like having more energy?
- E. (Exercise): We all know what exercise is, and we all know it’s benefits. (More energy, less stress, less health issues) So, get your body moving!
- R. (Reading): The best way to obtain the goals you want, is to learn from the best. I read personal development every morning to work on my mental health, and to learn from someone who’s been there before!
- S. (Scribe): Scribe is just a different way of saying “write in a journal”. Writing everything in your brain, and getting it out on paper clears your mind. Not only that, but it’s pretty cool to look back on too!
How implementing this routine has helped me:
- I get to start my day with a stress-free state of mind.
- Every day I’m reminded of my goals so that I don’t lose sight.
- I’ve stayed consistent with my workout routine, meaning that I’m losing weight faster!
- Anything I do the rest of the day is extra, so I have a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. There’s no worse feeling than overwhelm to me, so it’s nice to tackle everything first thing in the A.M.
Want to give your own Miracle Morning a try?
Read the first 2 chapters by clicking here!
Listen for free by clicking here!
And make sure to join my next miracle morning support group by clicking here!
Stay tuned, I will be documenting my journey on my blog. I’ll be calling it “Miracle morning blog”, and it will be under the “Mind” tab.
Have you done a miracle morning? How did you like it? Please comment below with comments and questions!