I am not sure about you but the end of the year is always so crazy! Between the constant celebrations and regular life it never seems to end. I can’t be entering a new year feeling like this!
My 2018 resolution is to make mini-mom life miracles happen! How you ask? Through consistently using the plan found in, The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod. I know, I know . . . really, miracles? Making miracles happen?! But hear me out! This book is all about creating a morning routine through affirmations, visualizations, and planning. A big push to realize your full potential and shift your mind out of being, what the author refers to as, mediocre.
To create your “level 10” life that the book describes, there are basic ideas to implement:
- Start believing you are worthy.
- To stop settling and create the time to do the work.
When it comes to creating the time, The Miracle Morning is very specific about when that should happen. It is recommended to find the time before 8AM. This is fundamental to planning and organizing your day so you can conquer it all, whatever that means to you!
This is the hardest part of this process is getting up earlier. If you are like me, that means getting up between 4:30-5:00AM. Luckily, there is a whole section of the book dedicated to how to make the early wake-up a habit. (And countless life hacks found online.)
Now, the work to make those mom-life miracles happen. It’s all about the Life SAVERS and the right notebook. I use little blank journals, but you might prefer your phone. SAVERS are the step-by-step process for implementing self-change. I write it vertically in my journal- and fill in responses for the day from there.
S- SILENCE. You guys, silence, pure, blissful silence. Sitting in the quiet, using the time to meditate, breathe, just be at peace before the craziness of the day takes over. Typically, this last about 1-5 minutes for me. I love mediating app’s to guide me and help me focus.
A-Affirmations. Regulate that self-talk. Infuse positive thinking into your conscious. Pick a phrase, write it, repeat it. Fake it until you make it (I know I do. . . ) The Spirit Junkie App is great for finding affirmations!
V-Visualizations. Basically, daydream. What would your life look like if all your dreams came true? What challenge do you want to conquer, how would it feel and look like?
E-Exercise. A quick workout right away in the morning, not only does help us wake up, but provides mental clarity and energy we crave throughout the day. Do a full workout, quick yoga series or pop in T25. Whatever gets you moving.
R-Reading. Bring on all the personal development books. Take about 5-15 minutes to read. When selecting your text, think with the end in mind. What do you want to get out of the reading? I personally love using this time to read books by Gabby Bernstein, like the Universe Has Your Back.
S-Scribing. Last, but not least, take 5-10 minutes and write. Get the worries, concerns or excitement on paper.
With The Miracle Morning, you are carving out time each day for personal development. Taking time to fill up your cup, before you fill your coffee cup. This is my “me time” and version of self-care. The best part, you have the ability to change it to fit your needs and goals.These simple steps, once a habit help me start my day feeling centered, less crazed and ready to take on the day.
Have you read The Miracle Morning? What do you include in your morning routine?