I am typically not a morning person, I don't think I ever will be but I read this book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and I am going to try his process. My schedule is very non-traditional. I work nights so I will do the process when I wake up instead of in the morning.
For the last 2 years I have been struggling with feelings of depression and low productivity and when I came across the miracle morning, it seems like a good idea to try to add some structure to my day in the form of a morning routine. There is a lot that can be said for structure and routine of which I have always fought against it but since I now work from home... it seems so difficult to get anything done without some sort of daily structure- at least for me.
The morning miracle consists of 5 parts using the acronym SAVERS. S = silence (some form of meditation) A = affirmations V = visualizations E = exercise R = reading S = scribing (writing or journaling)
I've done about 2 or 3 days in the past couple weeks since reading the book but I am hoping to make it a daily practice and to see results in 3 weeks of consistent practice, something I can do for the rest of my life that will catapult me to address, fix or heal other areas of my life.
As a somewhat practicing Buddhist, I believe in the healing power of meditation and have personally felt the power of a daily meditation practice even though I am inconsistent. I also believe that writing or journaling is also a good practice. I read everyday regardless but maybe more conscious reading first thing in the morning to set the tone for you day is a great thing to try. I've incorporated visualizations into several forms of meditation so that seems like a natural addition and although I've never had a consistent practice of affirmations to know if they are helpful or not but how could saying loving and kind things to yourself be bad. I don't know if it works but saying loving things to yourself can't hurt.
Okay, so this is my scribe for today. Hope you enjoyed it. If you've read the Miracle morning or have tried miracle morning and would like to try... I highly recommend reading the book and trying the exercise for yourself. Give it 3 weeks of daily practice before you judge it a yes or no. Thanks for reading!