6.15am – alarm goes off this morning… except it’s not mine but my husband’s. Within a few minutes he’s up and dressed it running gear and ready to head out. I obviously can’t let him win this getting up early game so I get my running gear on and we set out for a short run in -3 degree conditions!
He’s been reading the Miracle Morning. The book shares the 6 habits that will transform your life before 6am, after hearing about this (and slightly annoyed he had come across it before I had) I wanted to find out what these 6 habits were and share them with you.
So we actually only did one this morning… exercise…but it was a good start. I’m not sure I’ll be pulling together any daily affirmations yet but the below advice does give a good solid grounding to your morning and I’m definitely up for a routine as long is there is always time for a good delicious breakfast!
The 6 habits:
You sit, very calm, very peaceful, and you breathe deeply, slowly. Maybe you say a prayer of gratitude to appreciate the moment, or pray for guidance on your journey. Maybe, you decide to try your first minute of meditation. As you sit in silence, you’re totally present in the now, in the moment. You calm your mind, relax your body, and allow all of your stress to melt away. You develop a deeper sense of peace, purpose, and direction…
You pull out your daily Affirmations—the ones that remind you of your unlimited potential and your most important priorities—and you read them out loud from top to bottom. As you focus on what’s most important to you, your level of internal motivation increases.
Your Visualization could include your goals, what it will look and feel like when you reach them. You visualize the day going perfectly, see yourself enjoying your work, smiling and laughing with your family, or your significant other, and easily accomplishing all that you intend to accomplish for that day. You see what it will look like, you feel what it will feel like, and you experience the joy of what you will create.
Imagine, pull out your journal, and in your journal, you take a minute to write down what you’re grateful for, what you’re proud, and the results you’re committed to creating for that day. Doing so, you put yourself in an empowered, an inspired, and confident state of mind.
Then, you grab your self-help book and invest one miraculous minute reading a page or two. You learn a new idea, something that you can implement into your day. You discover something new that you can use to feel better—to be better.
Finally, you stand up and you spend time getting your heart rate up and getting energized and waking yourself up and increasing your ability to be alert and to focus.
How would you feel if that’s the way you started your day? How would the quality of your day—your life—improve?