A few weeks ago I was introduced to Hal Elrod and his book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), through one of the many podcasts I listen to.
It is safe to say that the concepts Hal shares in his book have changed my life.
Before I discovered my Miracle Morning routine, this was what my mornings looked like:
7:00 AM: Wake up
7:05 AM: Make coffee
7:10 AM: Check my email
7:15 AM: Play around on the internet
7:45 AM: Get ready for work
Looking back, I can’t believe I wasted so many mornings doing things that brought no value to my life.
It is so important to start each day with some type of purpose.
I never imagined I’d be able to willingly get myself up out of bed before 6 AM every morning and achieve this much, all before 7:30 AM. There are some things I’ve always wanted to do (like meditate and write in a journal), but never felt like I had the time for them; hence, those are the things that I focus on in my Miracle Morning agenda.
Here are what my mornings look like now:
5:45 AM: Wake up
5:50 AM: Make Coffee (most mornings it is Bulletproof)
6:00 AM: Meditate using Calm app on my iPhone
6:15 AM: Write in my Five Minute Journal using Day One on my Mac
6:20 AM: Read my daily bible verse
6:25 AM: Pray to God
6:30 AM: Read a book or catch up on stored articles in Pocket
6:45 AM: Write on my blog or brainstorm future ideas
7:00 AM: Learn new skills on Treehouse
7:20 AM: Optimize social media posts for the day using Buffer
7:30 AM: Get ready for work
I now start each day feeling more focused, happier, connected to God, and accomplished than I ever have before.