September 23rd, 2018

Sprout: my loves

Miracle Morning

(This was a longer, and arguably better written post in the first effort that the Internet ate, so here is a the whittled down version)

In May 2017, I started doing Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning in an effort to focus my time and improve the quality of my state of mind. If you haven't heard of it, it is a 6-step morning routine designed to help one be more productive and achieve important goals, whether those be financial, relational, health-related...

In a nutshell the acronym S.A.V.E.R.S. helps you start off your morning with Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. I find the Silence, Affirmations, and Exercise to be the most helpful so far; I do not excel at Visualization and have never hit a Scribing (Journalling) stride. I usually just list three things I am grateful for, but I want to do something more. Just don't know what that is yet.

In the year and four months since I started my Miracle Morning routine, I have seriously fallen off the wagon several times, ceasing to do it when I probably needed it the most, but just not able to give up the extra hours of sleep that my body insisted it must have to function.

However, when I DO do it, I see such a marked improvement in how I spend my time and how I treat those around me, including myself. So, for the past two weeks or so, I have been starting my day with my routine again and feel better for it. As an aside, I also use a bullet journal in conjunction with my Miracle Morning, and my use of that has been more steady but still not up to snuff.

Do any of you do a Miracle Morning routine or use a bullet journal? If so, what do you find helpful about it/them? How do you use it/them?