How to Start Your Day Off Right

March 7, 2017

We all understand the temptation of hitting the snooze button just one more time. Unfortunately, the luxurious feeling of just 5 more minutes in your warm, cozy bed is extremely fleeting…

 

Waking up at the last minute: you’re rushed, you have to get out of the door, you have no control, and you speed through showering and getting dressed. You start your day stressed and rushed and now your entire day feels stressed and rushed.

 

For many years, my days started exactly that way. About a year ago, I read a book by Hal Elrod titled The Miracle Morning. The author created a habitual morning practice titled life S.A.V.E.R.S.

 

The Miracle Morning consists of 6 habits: Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribe.

 

 

While Hal suggests practicing all habits for about 10 minutes each, thus creating an hour-long morning routine, this can be adjusted to fit any schedule. I personally utilize 30 minutes a day, but anything between 6 and 60 minutes is fair game.

 

The way you start your morning can make or break the rest of your day.

 

When you wake up early, long before you have to wake up, you control your morning. You decide what to do, what to spend your time on, and what’s important. You’re not rushed, you’re moving at your own pace.

 

Since integrating S.A.V.E.R.S. into my daily routine, I feel more balanced and in control. In addition, incorporating a morning routine has allowed me to create intentional space for self-development.

 

The six parts of the routine—Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing—can improve physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. They don’t have to take a lot of time, but they can get you into the right frame of mind for a great day. Try it and let us know how incorporating a morning routine has positively impacted your day!

 

Tip: Get out of bed, brush your teeth, rinse your face with cool water, grab a glass of water, and begin your routine. Do not practice your S.A.V.E.R.S. routine in bed, as you run the risk of falling back asleep!

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