In a matter of one day I read The Miracle Morning and, even though the ideas Hal had written about were hardly original, I was so excited to immediately start putting into practice his collective ideas on personal development and the ever important morning routine. I would love to say I’ve done it for seven days without missing a day like I’ve been reading about on every other Miracle Morning-er’s blog, but motherhood calls. It seems like since I put my mind to doing this the kiddo has decided to start waking up an hour or two before my pre-determined wake up time. Next thing I know, I’m so tired and groggy I can barely make it out of my pajamas before noon. (Can I get a witness?) Since the first hours of my day are spent on Jonas, it’s hard to find more than 6 minutes to execute the sequence! Luckily, Hal says you can get the benefits of the Miracle Morning even in 6 minutes. If it weren’t for that, I’d be waiting until almost dinner time to get through it! And it’s called the Miracle Morning for a reason.
The one day that I was able to practice a full scale Miracle Morning was the greatest day I’ve had in weeks. Jonas woke me up at 5am instead of the typical 3 or 4am, so I figured I could work with that. Once I had him fed and back down to sleep, 6am had rolled around and the sun was just peeking out. I decided to take advantage of the quiet and try out my first morning of S.A.V.E.R.S. which translates to:
These are the activities Hal says he practices each morning to become the person who can attract and make happen the successes he dreams of in his life. This is how to finally take charge and start living the life you want. I can’t wait to have my next chance to start my morning like this–even if it means waiting until 10am.
How I’m Practicing My Miracle Mornings
I rearranged my sequence a little bit. I start with Silence. I use this time to pray silently and meditate on God and the day ahead. I start this in a lotus position on the floor and breathe deeply. From there I am easily able to transition into Exercise.
I enjoy practicing yoga. This typically isn’t my only exercise for the day, but it is just enough to wake me up. Once I’ve finished my practice I reset myself into the lotus position and move on to the next step.
Affirmations & Visualization
I say my Affirmations aloud. I then Visualize what I want my day to look like, what I want to achieve for the week, and other long term goals. Sometimes it is as simple as claiming a scriptural truth out loud and the imaging all my chores done at the end of the day.
Reading & Scribing
After my affirmations and visualizations, I move to my couch and read my scripture text for the day and end with reflecting on that and journaling. And that’s it!
When I finished this sequence for the first time, I was so excited that I had already spent the first hour of my day productively and investing in myself. I was ready to take on whatever came next. It was so pleasant to be up early and enjoy the morning–something I’ve done perhaps three other times in my whole life. I got up from practicing my Miracle Morning and got coffee for me and my husband to enjoy together before the day got hectic.
If you want to start your days more peacefully, I recommend reading The Miracle Morning and adopting the practices Hal outlines in his book. I can only hope the baby will sleep through the night soon so I can start practicing mine seven days a week!
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