For months, “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod has sat on my bedside table staring up at me. However, as the days passed by, I (embarrassingly) never made the time to read this inspiring and life-changing book, until the days turned cold, and the Christmas holidays arrived.
Once I began reading it, I just couldn’t put it down and sat cuddled up on the couch until I was done.
Following the completion of the book, I joined the Facebook group, I read through all the .pdf’s that were emailed to me, I completed my goals for 2017, and then I planned out my Miracle Morning by looking at how I could incorporate achieving some of my goals into it.
For those that are not familiar with The Miracle Morning, the beauty of it is that it is based on what Hal calls the life S.A.V.E.R.S, creating a foundation to help you build a morning that will help you get focused, stay healthy, and to get you energized for the day.
This is what I ended coming up with for my Miracle Morning:
- To begin my day with calm thoughts, I will start my day off with 10 minutes of meditation using the Calm app.
- Following my meditation, I will read out loud the daily affirmation, provided by the Affirmation app, and save those that speak to me on my affirmations page that I created on Pinterest.
- I will visualize achieving my goals as I read through my vision board, that I created with Canva. This vision board is divided into several sections: Health, relationship, financial goals, professional goals, personal goals, travel goals, and friendships.
- Once I have done visualizing my goals, I will then spend 10 minutes on Twitter, to be able to stay current with trends in Educational Technology & Innovation. During these 10 minutes, I will re-tweet posts and share specific tweets with staff members who are also on Twitter, as well as save articles to read later onto Pocket and bookmark items I would like to share with educators onto Google Keep.
- I will then get my body moving and complete 20-30 minutes of exercise with a combination of strength training, cardio, and other exercises.
- I will then finish the last 10 minutes of my miracle morning routine with a cup of coffee, my laptop, and my blog. My goal is to try and write approximately one blog post a week. This has been a goal of mine for many years, and I finally have time carved into the day to work on my blog.
Since reading this book, I have shared it with my sister, talked about my Miracle Morning with my colleagues, and will continue to promote and share the book as a gift with my friends and family.
If you have never heard of The Miracle Morning, I highly encourage you to check it out. It is an easy read, and will certainly change your perspective of the importance of creating an effective morning routine.