Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Miracle Morning: 6 minutes to change your life

I am a morning person. I usually don’t mind waking up early on the exemption of party nights or if I played the night owl game. The reality is, I love mornings.

I wake up before the alarm. I dread waking up with a BEEP BEEP BEEP, worst way to start my day. I must have trained my body to wake up a few minutes before the alarm clock! Even on weekend, I love being up before everyone to enjoy the quite house, get some me time or work on the blog.

During the week, on any school run day I would wake up at 6am and get myself sorted then the girls. Its fine, it worked out just fine. I am grateful that I can wake up and start the day without rolling out of bed like a zombie, wondering around mindlessness before my coffee. I like mornings and more could be done to about it! I recently felt I could use this small habilitilty to my advantage and maybe, be more efficient and productive.

No. In reality, my mornings do not look like that but in my mind for a couple of minutes it's pretty close. 

And that’s how I came across: The (6-minute) Miracle Morning - HalElrod.com, a Personal Development technique based on a simple to follow (minimum of) 6 minutes morning routine. I hear you, you might not want to add steps to your already very busy and stressful morning?! But the author shows how such a small time investment can be such a powerful tool. “Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life. What Hal has done is taken the 'best practices'—developed over centuries of human consciousness development—and condensed the 'best of the best; into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day.” -- ROBERT KIYOSAKI, #1 bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Intrigued? Here’s a very concentrate idea of Hal Elrod routine.
Imagine that the first six minutes of every morning begins like this…

Minute One… (Silence)
Imagine waking up in the morning, and instead of rushing carelessly into your hectic day—feeling stressed and overwhelmed—imagine that you instead spend the first minute sitting in purposeful Silence. Take the time to be in the moment and develop a sense of peace, purpose, and direction…

Minute Two… (Affirmations)
Daily Affirmations—the ones that remind you of your unlimited potential and your most important priorities—and you read them out loud from top to bottom. Focus and get motivated.

Minute Three… (Visualization)
You close your eyes and you visualize. Your Visualization could include your goals, what it will look and feel like when you reach them.

Minute Four… (Scribing)
Take a minute to write down what you’re grateful for, what you’re proud, and the results you’re committed to creating for that day. Doing so, you put yourself in an empowered, an inspired, and confident state of mind.

Minute Five… (Reading)
Then, you grab your self-help book and invest one miraculous minute reading a page or two. You learn a new idea, something that you can implement into your day. You discover something new that you can use to feel better—to be better.

Minute Six… (Exercise)
Finally, you stand up and you spend the last minute, doing jumping jacks for 60 seconds and getting your heart rate up and getting energized and waking yourself up and increasing your ability to be alert and to focus.

Overall I like the idea of showing us how to to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take life to the next level. I think everyone would benefit from this routine. Like any knowledge acquire, you take and make it your own. Tweak it, to make it work best for you.

Since last month, my morning routine includes Hal Elrod technique but I skip the Scribbling and Reading spending more time on Silence, Affirmation and Exercise.

I make the time - 10 minutes most days - for a new kind of me time. I love it. It’s time to WAKE UP to our full potential…

Guess I am being a little bit more "soul of a gypsy, heart of a hippie" and less Rock n' Roll... Lets see how long it last. Maybe it's just part of the good intentions that come with the month of September.

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