I’m running a little late with this weeks blog. All the great weather over the weekend had me out and about and sitting at a computer just wasn’t on the agenda.
People often ask me what my favourite book is and I really don’t have one. What I look for in a book is just one great idea that connects with me and that I can apply in my life.
One such book that I read lately was “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. To give you the quick summary it’s simply about learning how to wake up better so that you aren’t starting your day off in the worst possible way- struggling to wake up and get going and chasing your tail before you’ve even left the house.
It goes something like this:
Part 1- speed up the waking process
- Get out of bed
- Get dressed- no room for pyjamas until 3 o’clock in the day
- Drink some water- start the hydration process
- Splash your face with cold water
- Brush your teeth and freshen up your mouth
Part 2- prepare your body and mind for the day ahead
- Silence- meditate, prayer, deep breathing, etc. (whatever version of silence you fancy
- Affirmations- ffirmations- tell yourself what your committed to do, how capable you are, etc.
- Visualise your day-achieving your goals, succeeding in your business, etc.
- Exercise- whatever you fancy. For me it’s mobility work and a short run
- Read- definitely my favourite at the moment. Read something that helps you improve the quality go your life
- Scribing- a fancy word for writing. What you’re grateful for, plan for the day, challenges and how you’re going to overcome them, etc.
All together these are called Life S.A.V.E.R.S. because they give you a clear head so you canon focus on the good things in life, challenges you currently face and a clear path that you need to follow so you can get what you want in life.
Admittedly this is kinda deep stuff and won’t be most peoples chosen way to start their day and thats fine. But here’s the thing, its works so well for getting your head straight for the remainder of the day.
The amount of stress I’ve removed from doing my own version of this is huge. It just allows me to focus better and handle whatever crops up much easier.
It doesn’t remove every obstacles but it definitely helps in a huge way.
Depending on the person it’s recommended you take an hour to go through it all but this is customisable depending on your circumstances and there’s no real set time to do it except try and get it done as soon as you wake up.
I’ve been practising it for almost 3 weeks in the above sequence and for someone who has been struggling to get out of bed lately and getting my head clear before leaving the house, the difference is insane.
Better focus, more productivity at work, less grumpy, less stressed, more energy are just some of the benefits I’ve seen.
I highly recommended that you check it out (click here to view it inn Amazon) and choose even one or 2 areas to focus on and give them a shot for a week or 2.. You won’t regret it.
Have a great day and put the days of crawling out of bed behind you. Your life will only get better as a result.