Does this sound familiar?
It’s Monday morning. The alarm on your phone (of if you’re old school, your alarm clock) goes off and the first thing you do is hit Snooze. You know you should wake up, but hey, you went to sleep late and you’ve got a long week ahead of you. No use in starting it 15 minutes early, right?
We’ll admit that this is our morning scenario all too often. But we also know that we need a change…a morning miracle, if you will.
For this month’s book club, our co-founder Sakura, picked up a copy of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and is here to give you a few of her favorite takeaways, quotes, & all the feels in between!
Who can read it?
Everyone and anyone! The book is great for someone who has a tendency to say, “I don’t have enough time for things.” It tells you how to tackle this issue and provides small changes that can drastically alter you routine!
What kind of advice does the author give?
The author introduces the acronym SAVERS. Each letter stands for a tip that you can incorporate in your life to boost you towards a more productive lifestyle.
S – Silence: Start your day with a clear state of mind. Whether you meditate or do yoga, try sitting in a room and have no thoughts.
A – Affirmation: Think about or write down what you’re thankful for. Think about who and what you’re grateful for whether it’s in that moment or throughout the day.
V – Visualization: Visualize what you want and where you want to be in life. Think about goals for that specific day or long-term goals.
E – Exercise: Pick a workout routine that works for you. The author recommends cardio because you get your adrenaline pumping and can help kick-start your day. Even if you have a routine that works for you, don’t be afraid to switch it up.
R – Reading: The author says this can be through physically reading a book or actively “looking” at the world around you. I applied this by looking at Pinterest and Instagram in the morning to get my creativity flowing for the day.
S – Scribing: Keep a daily journal. Even if you only write a few sentences, do it because it’s always good to look back and see how far you’ve come.
What has been your biggest takeaway from the book?
I’m guilty of saying I don’t have enough time for everything. But after reading The Miracle Morning, I’ve gotten to see that the only way to have time is if you actually make time. One thing the author said that has stuck with me is to do things you don’t want to do first thing in the morning. I now wake up at 5am instead of 6:30 so I can get more things done. I used to work out at night, but by the time I was done, it was 8 or 9pm and I didn’t have much time to do anything afterwards. Because of the book, I started working out in the morning and I’ve found that I’ve been way more productive throughout the day.
Would you say there are any disclaimers people should know before reading?
Even though I’ve loved the author’s advice and have incorporated a lot into my life, something to keep in mind is that he doesn’t fully take into account the amount of time people can take to get ready. He says you can just workout and shower, but getting ready takes longer for most girls. Something I’ve done is adjust the timing of each of the SAVERS steps. That way, I can do everything and have enough time to do all the other things I need to do in the morning.
What’s your favorite quote in the book?
I’m a full believer in changing things. But in order for it to work, you have to want it. My absolute favorite quote from the book talks about this: “The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you tap into your power to change anything in your life.”
We can’t wait to put The Miracle Morning‘s tips into use! Do you have any sure-fire tips on how to start your day? Leave a comment below! For more morning morsels, be sure to check out How Successful People Start Their Day!