Good morning everyone! In my last post, I talked about the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, and I focused on the concept of a Level 10 life. Today, I’m going to take another part of the book and break it down.
The Miracle Morning is essentially an hour (or however long you want it to be) of self-development each day, and it is composed of 6 “Life S.A.V.E.R.S.” Here’s what that anagram stands for:
You can do each piece for as long as you want. For me, some would take longer than others.
- Silence–How long do you spend in genuine silence each day? I don’t even get silence when I’m sleeping because my husband needs noise to sleep. During this part it’s recommended to do meditation, prayer, or some quiet reflection.
- Affirmations– I struggle with this one sometimes because I have a tough time figuring out how to word them. The point is kind of like “fake it until you make it,” and you make positive statements about yourself and whatever situation you want to change. I’ve looked through so many sites, and no one can really agree how they should be written/said. Some say use present/past tense as if you already are that thing (I am fit and healthy), while others say in order for you to believe it, you should use language as if what you want is in the process of happening (I am becoming more fit and healthy every day).
- Visualization– Yeah, I have a hard time with this too. I have a fantastic imagination (as evidenced by dreams I have that would have come out of Alice and Wonderland), but I have a difficult time using this practice. Someone has suggested to create a board on Pinterest about what I want my life to look like. I’m going to try it, and I’ll let you know how it goes.
- Exercise– Crap, I know. This one sucks especially if you’re like me and are lucky to have the energy to pour yourself a glass of water when you wake up. This doesn’t necessarily mean a hardcore training session, though. It could be a walk, yoga, or even some stretches just to wake your body up. My body is usually aching when I get up, so I definitely at least need to get some stretches in.
- Reading– In the book, Elrod means to read something about something you’re wanting to change, so it’s like you’re getting advice from someone who has been where you are. However, in my opinion, reading anything at all is better than scrolling through Instagram or FaceBook first thing in the morning.
- Scribing– Elrod jokes that he had to use the word “scribing” because putting “writing” would have ruined his cute little anagram. This would be tough for me, because he means some type of journaling, and I usually do that at night. What I do in the morning though, is plan out my day in my bullet journal, which absolutely counts.
If you are genuinely interested in starting out with this process, I recommend you check out the group The Miracle Morning Community. The people there are so helpful and supportive, regardless of where you are in the self-improvement journey.
I mentioned in the last post that I’d check back in with everyone in a few weeks so y’all can see how it’s going. There are so many positive testimonials that I’m willing to give it a shot.
As always, thanks so much for reading. Until next time!