Day 1 of me starting my miracle morning , 5:30am and my alarm sounds, and I quickly jump out of bed to turn it off (see I took Hal's advise and moved it away from the bed)I did it quickly after all I did not want the kids and husband waking up and disrupting my time for my first miracle morning! 'I'm ready' I tell myself. 'Or am I ?' (There it is that nagging voice in my head).
The house and all around is quiet, it's dark and there's a chill in the air (note to self set the heaters to a timer) I sigh and for a split second allowed myself to think negative thoughts. The replay of 'this is not for me, I'm not a morning person, I'm tied and I don't even know if this is going to make a difference. Visual slap in the face from me to me. A pep talk. 'Your out of bed now, come on you can do this, you can!'
So off I go to have a drink of water and brush my teeth, get into my exercise clothes and go downstairs where I have everything set up for Silence/Meditation, Affirmations, Visualisation, Exercise, Reading and Scribing/journaling. So if you see or hear me referring to SAVERS this is what it is. Read Hal's book for more information on that.
It is suggested in the book that you have an accountability partner, something I have not yet found. I asked a few people and they all thought I was completely crazy (well we will see!). So no volunteers. My husband dedicated to the cause of me getting up early possibly so he doesn't have to listen to the snooze button every morning for a hundred times , said good on you and that is so far where his level of commitment to my changes, oh and a quick sharp nudge this morning when the alarm did go off! So temporarily this blog posting will be my accountability, even if it never makes it to be read, I am writing each day to keep myself accountable and who knows I may actually inspire someone else one day.
The first day at being my best, making the life I want for the future. It all went very well I got up one hour earlier than usual and thought that seemed a good amount of time (maybe too much?) but once into my miracle morning the time flew past. The dog sat watching tilting her head and looking all confused and the rest of the house slept silently. As a parent of two children there is something quite empowering about being up before them!
Because I had been prepared the morning went smoothly. I still noted some improvements that could help tomorrow. Silent mediation for me at the moment is not the best way to start, I could have easily fallen asleep again, so tomorrow I will do a short guided one (and see how that goes). Journaling I could have done with more time (I have even considered getting up even earlier to do so!) Exercise consisted of twenty minutes cycling, and whilst yawning the whole way though I did not stop and so I have recorded my miles and speed for future reference (after all if I want to achieve my best I need to understand where I started). Visualisation was fun , planning a new vision board and setting goals (I will share this more on this in a later post). Affirmations , I loves this the feeling it generates is amazing , I used the printed ones Hal offered when signing up to the Miracle Morning community and whilst I love them I will spend some time doing my own in the future.
So one hour later all completed I hear my husbands alarm go off, I listen .....Nooo! Can you believe it he pressed snooze! A cup of herbal tea and some fruit in hand and a few minutes rest sat in the garden in the dark just listening and appreciating the sounds of the morning outside and the world starting to wake up , it was then time to go shower and get ready for the day. I woke the kids at 7pm. I was washed dressed, I had exercised, had breakfast, meditated, journalled and set my self up in a positive state. What a great morning! Now I have all day to achieve anything I want ! Excited ? How could I not be?