As you might have guessed, the first feat is getting up early. Hal gives some suggestions about how to make this happen, like brushing your teeth and/or drinking a glass a water immediately after getting up. These suggestions helped, and I was able to shuffle my way (albeit, still half asleep) to begin meditating in the early morning darkness.
While I enjoy meditating for brief periods, the affirmations are what really helped me to create the most change in my life. Hal also guided me through how to write them. With his tips, my lack-luster affirmation, “I am calm.” became:
“I release the limiting belief that I have to do everything right now. I am smart, wise and capable of prioritizing the events of my life. I trust myself! In an effort to eventually (and most efficiently) get all that I want to accomplish done, I engage in the following activities:”
After this, I listed the actions I would take to fulfill this affirmation. I then spent time visualizing myself doing those very things, as well as journaling about them.
This was a very powerful combination for me. It led to me not only accomplishing more but also allowing more lucrative professional contracts to come my way. The road has been a little steeper with my acting career and craft; however, with my previous successes under my belt, I continue to plug away morning after morning, knowing success is right around the corner. And as an added bonus, I’ve been using the 10 minutes of reading time to continue my pursuit of learning Spanish.
I have to admit I sometimes do skip on the exercise, but the mornings I do get it in, I definitely feel more alive.
Last but not least, on those days when you’re crunched for time or just can’t pull yourself out of bed, The Miracle Morning can be done in 6 minutes. Instead of the typical 10 minutes per component, you just spend 1 minute on each. I found this to be incredibly helpful, especially when feeling guilty for not getting up earlier. I can still start my day on a positive note!
If you’d like to check it out, here’s the website - The Miracle Morning - and you can find the audio book here. It may just change your life. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you choose to give this a try!
Drum roll, please... I'm very excited to share with you my new reel, filled with some of my favorite new roles to play from the past year.
“Always remember that where you are is a result of who you were,
but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be,
from this moment on.” -- Hal Elrod