Today marks the 560th day of committing to the Miracle Morning routine. It’s Monday morning and I am confident I can get out of bed as planned with excitement for the day, todays time was 5:30am.
Having the mindset of doing this routine no matter what, allows the day to start with the feeling of being excited for what the day will have to offer.
I'm starting to not be able to imagine the start of the day any other way. Admittedly it’s not always 5:30am but the routine is the same combination Hal Elrod describes in his book.
Every day can feel like something amazing is going to happen, that there's something to celebrate. Some liken this to having every day feel like it's Christmas morning.
I personally not sure if it is the same as Christmas morning , but I can relate to the feeling of being excited and happy for the day ahead and I really enjoy doing the SAVERS routine at the start of my day as this seems to then set up the day, the intentions and feelings I want to maintain or draw in.
A lesson I have learnt from doing this practice and therefore want to share with you is one of Persistence. Taking the time to feel and define a word in my life I like to look up the dictionary definition.
"Persistence- the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition."
You might find this shared lesson or word a strange one to share after talking about such enjoyment of the process. But it is actually my own experience over the last 560 days that brings me to sharing this.
I recognise that on days it's not been easy and you may find the same too but by following it , I have been given such gifts. (Hence the comparison to Christmas morning) Gifts such as personal growth, better health, experiences , gratitude, confidence, success in business and personal goals and growth.
By being persistent you are CHOOSING not to give up on your goals, you will not lose sight of what you would like to achieve, you are not so rigid you cannot adapt to change , you do not lose your positive outlook on life.
I know now why I choose to be persistent. It allows me to learn and overcome from failure and ultimately succeed.
This may be my own insight but ask yourself why do you choose to be persistent?
6 am I started my SAVERS routine from the miracle morning , today it was difficult to get up any earlier As I really did feel very sleepy, as a result although awake it took me a while to adjust and gain the motivation to get up . I decided to skip meditation first for fear of falling back to sleep and do the exercise section first - get the blood pumping and the body awake. I even felt tired on the exercise bike so decided that running outside in the fresh air would be better. So off I went for a run and I was right the breeze on my face , the focus of a steady pace (my version) and seeing the sun starting to come up woke me up so that I could come back and complete the rest of the routine. Today’s shake up of my morning routine and challenges reminded me of my need to focus on my goal.
Keeping focus on the goal! I've heard this phrase used a lot , in fact I'm sure in recent months I've used personally myself. Today that phrase had to implemented ! I had to feel my way into it, I had to remind myself of my own focus. Calling on every ounce of motivation , taking time to recognise and acknowledge the challenges and then find a solution not to allow any negative feelings to come in and take my focus away from my goals.
If we lose focus we are likely to start to go off any plan and then dream or goal we have becomes a little further away. Oh and let me tell you if you don't have a plan you won’t be truly focusing on anything. So set yourself a strategy , write it down what you want , followed by a timescale, when , then how, breakdown the steps needed. Small steps are still steps if it’s a big plan you may need more steps. Think of what support you need and how you can go about getting this. Now, think about how are you going to over come a challenge when it appears, what are you going to say, think or do to that challenge? How you respond will make a massive impact on how you do this. Consider everything even take a moment to consider what if you fail, and how will you preserve after. Did you know some some of the most successful people in the world failed but because they didn't lose focus they did get there!
Having a strategy or a plan will allow you to stay focused , when things are harder you will have something to remind you of how you and why you have chosen to continue and the tools you thought about to support you. So be serious about your goals! Don’t just say you want to achieve them. Review and monitor them, this is why I am such a fan of journalling.
I know it’s hard sometimes to set and believe in our big goals. But we set them for ourselves , we are the masters of our progress towards this, it’s possible , believe that with your heart and soul , after all others have come before us and achieved that and much more possibly from even a more disadvantageous situation than our own.
Focus! - what's yours ?
The English dictionary defines perception as 'the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses'. Or 'the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.'
Either description means we are defining our reality with perception, for the same situation will bring a different perception for every person. How we behave, feel, communicate and act is based on our own perception.
For example think about the temperature of a room. Maybe the one you are in right now? Say you perceive a room as being comfortable temperature while someone else might come into the room and think it’s too cold. That's Perception, for the fact is the room is one temperature whatever that may be but how you perceive it is unique and no form of discussion or debate can actually change this difference in perception.
Perception influences our actions and behaviours , how we treat ourselves and others, how we take action or don't, how we feel be it positive or negative. So being aware of our perception, challenging it and allowing us to grow is a strong focus area for personal development. Hence me talking about it and considering here to share.
When we perceive life as abundant we are very likely to be happy compared to when we perceive life as lacking which is when we are very likely to feel sad. This is where influencing our perception and emotions can really help us. If you have positive perceptions and therefore emotions it is likely you will flourish where as if you have negative perceptions and emotions you can find things difficult to manage.
In order to be successful we often need to be adaptable in shaping our perceptions so we can find solutions, accept help or use tools of support for overcoming any problems we encounter to be successful in a way we would like to be for ourselves. I believe negative thinking limits our successes. Negative thinking and behaviour holds us back from achieving our dreams and even results in poor mental and physical health. So it's good to challenge our perceptions, by taking time out and stopping to rest, observe and connect with nature both outside and within us. It's good to gain support from professionals or trusted friends and family when needed. So that happiness and success can come in the way we perceive it should.
I found a motivational video below, why not take a listen . There are some quick practical steps Tony Robbins suggests - well worth watching!
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Today’s Miracle Morning practice included a Meditation which I will link below, followed by affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and journaling.
I have been asked to share some more thoughts on the affirmations I am currently using and or visualisations and why.Today's meditation actually included a visualisation.
My intentions with some of my affirmations has been to focus on changing my mindset in particular by looking at the language I use. When considering affirmations it's important to keep the words we choose positive, considering what areas I could work on I look at the language I use and one in particular that came to mind was how I use the word 'sorry' as do others around me. Often it's used in a sentence or sentences more times than I can count! Why and what impact does this have?
If I or you replace the word 'sorry' with thank you. It can make a real difference to overall mindset and impact on our emotional and mental states. So why do we choose to use this word? Often ‘sorry’ is used to gain acceptance , or to be nurturing or even we might think it is polite (I think my friends in the UK may agree with this). It's also used to avoid confrontation and shy away from decision making. When really this is not the true reason to be using the word sorry.
So what can I do / you do to change this, firstly it’s important to decided if you are demonstrating this use of language and how you feel about your own use of the word. Let me give you an example then if how you might change this simply , instead of saying 'sorry the house is a mess' when friends stop by say 'thank you for visiting'. If you are late instead of saying 'sorry I am late' I can say 'thank you for your patience'. When I'm going through difficult emotions instead of saying 'sorry I am so upset' 'I can say 'thank you for your support'. Instead of saying 'sorry I don't have time to do that ' I can say 'thank you for understanding my decision'
It is a small but subtle change in words, which I believe will change the way I or you (if you choose to do the same) can influence , consider and treat ourselves and then outwardly to how we communicate with others. Improving our own emotional states and our ability to communicate effectively.
Saying sorry is sometimes very important to do but by using the word in it’s real context we will stand in our own power and at the same time put more value back into the word sorry for when it’s truly needed.
To share my affirmations today are:
“I am willing to use affirmations in a heart-felt positive way. I am willing to be surprised and inspired by the power of my own words.”
''My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful. Thank you''
''I am saying thank you , to spread more positivity out into the world''
I would love to hear your affirmations, you ideas on how sorry can be changed to thank you and your experiences on how this has changed things for you.
Linda Perry (a.k.a. Magick Mummy)
Holistic Health Practitioner💚Mum👩👧👦 Wife💏Author📘Blogger. My mission to inspire others to live a healthy, happy & full life!