I knew that evening my life had to change. I knew that something had to change. I needed to leave the station because the train of happiness wasn’t coming, I knew I had to put the placard down because the person who would bring me happiness wasn’t on the way, that person was already here. That person was me.
Someone kind enough sent me a book “Miracle Morning For writers.” It is a very interesting book for writers but the first chapter applies to everyone. My fulfilment journey started then. The author’s intention was to guide people on how to have a winning day by starting with a fulfilling morning. I will share some important nuggets and I hope we can take the challenge together.
Set your intentions before bed.
When night falls before getting into bed write down a to do list for the next day. Create a positive expectation for the next morning. Your last thoughts when you sleep become your first when you wake up. Set yourself up for a win.
Create a morning Routine
Our most common routine entails waking up after the incessant alarm goes on after numerous snoozing, hit the shower then dress up and be stuck in traffic before getting to work feeling tired. Well let me introduce you to the miracle morning routine, called the life S.A.V.E.R.S that has finally put a smile on my face.
The benefit of having a winning morning is better attitude during the day and increased energy. So let us start now.
The first step is to set alarm one hour before normal waking up time. Therefore for the next 30 days let your alarm stick to that. When you wake up first thing you do is brush your teeth, wash your face and drink a glass full of water as your body is dehydrated at night.
Each letter in S.A.V.E.R.S represent one of the best practices to help unlock your potential and add more time to your day as the author suggests.
S-Silence; Start your day by practicing stillness. For 10 minutes, you can do meditation, devotion or just reflection. This is not done in bed.
If you have a big day ahead, you can sit still, take slow and deep breaths, inhale positivity and exhaling negativity.
A-Affirmations This book challenged the way I was doing my affirmations. So after a moment of silence write down a specific extraordinary result that challenges you and would significantly improve your life and one you are ready to commit to creating.It goes a bit like, I am committed to increasing my income in the next two months so that I can start my business.
You can include on how you plan to do so.
V-Visualization; Read the affirmations and then sit and visualize specific actions necessary to make your goals into reality. Note; not visualizing results.
E-Exercises; 10 minutes work out in the morning can go a long way in accomplishing those body goals you put down in January.
R-Reading; Take just 10 minutes reading a book and also gets you to finish that book goals you put down.
S-Scribbling; finally, write something down. You can journal and if you are a writer this is your moment to write something down.
If you want a successful day you have to plan for it. If you want to change your life, you have to go for it and do what is necessary. Nobody is coming to save us; we have to do it on our own.
Gretchen Rubin says “when we change our habits we change our lives.’ Let us change our habits together because a mediocre life is boring.