How I incorporate The Miracle Morning in my morning time.
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The Miracle Morning
Have you all read the book The Miracle Morning? It’s all about how the habits that we do in the morning can set the stage for the rest of the day. It has a lot of info, but what I basically took from it was to have a sort of centering time in the morning. You can meditate, read, journal, exercise, set goals, and/or create visions.
Not Quite First Thing Morning Time
Everyone’s schedule is different and I actually don’t take my morning time until I’ve already been up for about an hour. When I first get up, I grab my coffee and head down to the computer. I read emails, read some blogs and do my social sharing. Then I eat breakfast, get dressed and then take my morning time.
So, morning time doesn’t have to be first thing in the morning, it can be whenever it works best in your schedule.
Morning Journaling Time
The things that I have added to my mornings since reading The Miracle Morning are planning, journaling, meditation and yoga. Well, I was already doing yoga, but I am much more regular with it now.
When I first sit down for my morning time, I set my phone timer for 5 minutes and I journal. I start with one sentence of gratitude. Just one small sentence about what I am grateful for. It doesn’t have to be earth shattering, today I was grateful for the sun streaming in the window, yesterday I was grateful for chocolate.
I then continuing journaling for 5 minutes. I write about whatever is on my mind. Today it was Thanksgiving and the logistics of having my kids scattered in all different directions.
Morning Planning Time
Then I start my day, doing an hour or so of whatever I need to do.
I take a break and do yoga followed by meditation.
If you’re still with me, thanks! That’s my morning routine and it is working so well for me. I realize that since I work from home, I have way more flexibility that those that work outside of the home.
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