I’ve had a morning routine for years and thought it was pretty great until I read The Miracle Morning by Hal Erod. After reading his book I realized that my routine was lacking a few key pieces, most importantly the silence (and the first half of the S.A.V.E.R.S. routine)!
So I figured I’d walk you through my updated morning routine step-by-step, show you how I use my time and how I incorporate my bullet journal. (If you are not familiar with bullet journaling, learn more here).
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For those of you who are familiar with the book I use the S.A.V.E.R.S. method and structure my morning using those basic principles. The timing varies every morning, the only thing that remains constant is my gym time.
- 5:13 – Wake up!
- 5:13 – Silence (3-5 minutes)
- 5:17 – Affirmations (2-5 minutes)
- 5:17 – Visualization (2-5 minutes)
- 5:45 – Gym (1 hour)
- 7:00 – Read (10 minutes)
- 7:10 – Scribe (5-15 minutes)
So let’s break it down…
This one is pretty self-explanatory but I lie in bed and get into my zen place, usually thinking about how I’m feeling and how I’m going to win the day.
Affirmations and visualizations
I usually do these together because they go hand in hand and this is where my bujo comes in! Every month I create a new affirmations page. They vary from motivational quotes, phrases, or other things that make me smile and remind me of my goals. Having my affirmations and goals written down makes it easy to remember what my goals are, and visualize myself getting there. Here are a few examples…
Every morning I go to my gym which has set class times so it helps keep my morning on track. I also track my gym progress in my bujo by using a weekly tracker.
Every morning I read the Skimm, which is a fun summary of the latest and greatest news headlines.
Last but not least (and by far my favorite part!) is scribing or journaling 🙂 In the morning I go through my spread for the day, see what’s up on my to-do list, if I have any events or appointments and review my goals and what kind of progress I’m making.
Before reading the book I was only exercising, reading and scribing every morning. It always felt rushed and didn’t set the right tone for the day.
Adding silence, affirmations and visualizations to my morning lets me start every day off on the right foot. I control how the day will go and what better a time to do that than when I wake up. Those few extra minutes make a world of difference!
Have you read The Miracle Morning? What does your morning routine look like?