Hit by a drunk driver at 70 miles per hour, Hal’s heart stops beating for the next 6 minutes. Wake up from a coma, and the doctor told him that he will never walk again. However, he develops a morning routine that helps him to cure his life, but he also runs an ultra-marathon of 52 miles.
The morning routine heals your life but also take your business to new heights. The best-selling book has been translated into 27 languages.
Simple Short Summary: Hal’s story is fascinating. After being declared dead from a car crash for 6 minutes and being told he’d never walk again, he miraculously healed, and even after more ups and downs created this morning routine.
Reading Time: 8 minutes
The Miracle Morning Summary
Miracle morning creates an exciting and energizing morning regardless of how many hours you sleep. Take responsibility for every aspect of your life including the power to wake up. Wake up early to spend dedicate time to develop yourself and to create an extraordinary, fulfilling and abundant life.
The experience you feel when you wake up depends upon the words you said to yourself the last night. As you told yourself you feel tired the next morning, then in the morning, this is exactly how you feel.
Even when you say eight hours is necessary for you to feel relax and recharge anything less makes you anxious.
What if you change your beliefs?
Sleep affects your biology but the sleep time depends upon your personal belief. A belief of eight hours of sleep is necessary for you to recharge then definitely you need eight hours of sleep.
Six Life Savers Practices to Make your Morning Powerful and your Day Productive
Every human composes of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual parts. The physical includes your body, health and energy. Likewise, the intellectual incorporates your mind, thought and intelligence. Emotional consists of emotion, feeling and attitude. The spiritual holds intangibles like your soul, spirit and unseen powers.
The outer world creates the inner world. Your life creates feelings, beliefs, perspectives, and attitudes in your inner world to change the outer world.
Develop physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual parts to become a better person. So to become a better person develop six life-changing daily activities to change your inner world because the inner world changes the outer world of your life.
SAVERS short for Silent, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. SAVERS unlock the powerful forces living within you and change any area of your life. Each element in SAVERS helps you to attract, create, and live the most extraordinary life.
The First Element in SAVERS is Silence
In the noisy, fast-paced and over-stimulated lifestyle purposeful silence is vital. Begin each day with calm, clarity, and peace of mind to stay focused on the important project of the day. Engage yourself in the period of silence for beneficial of your mind.
To reduce your stress levels start your morning with a purposeful silence. Silence reduces the stress level, increases self-awareness, gains clarity, allows you to maintain priority, and align with your goals. During the period of silence, do deep breathing, meditation, prayer and gratitude. Doing these practices will relax your body, mind, to calm your spirit.
Avoid doing morning miracle activities in your bedroom. Because the chances are high you fall back to sleep. Therefore, choose a calm and quiet place to do morning miracle activities.
Mediation is sitting in silence. Meditation requires a small amount of time each day.
Daily meditation improves metabolism, sleep quality, relieve stress, enhance focus, and even increase lifespan.
However, many kinds of meditation are available. Meditation divides into two category guided and individual meditations. In guided meditation, you receive instruction to guide your thoughts, focus and awareness. However, in individual meditation, you do it on your own without the assistance of others.
Step by step to do meditation:
A simple step-by-step guide of individual mediation especially for a beginner who never meditates.
Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit, and sit up straight on the chair, couch, or floor. Sit down cross your leg and close your eyes or look down at the ground two feet away in front of you. Start by taking deep breaths slowly. Focus on your breath, in from your nose and out through your mouth, and breathe from your belly instead of your chest.
As you focus on your breath feel your thoughts and emotions.
Your goal is to calm your mind, thoughts and emotions. Take a break from stress and fully present in the moment. It refers to just being. Constantly focus on your breath and imagine inhaling positivity and exhaling your worries.
Whenever it’s difficult to concentrate on your breathe focus on a single word and repeat it over and over again.
I recommend you to start doing meditation for five minutes each day.
The Next Element in SAVERS is Affirmation
Muhammad Ali the professional boxer affirms I’m the greatest, and these four words firmly rooted in his sub-conscious mind that out of 61 total boxing fights he wins 56 of them. He repeats words over and over again and becomes one.
Affirmations help you manifest your words in reality.
Everyone has internal dialogues revolving in their head. Choose your belief consciously, instead of allowing the experience to construct your beliefs.
Self talk influence the level of your confidence, health, happiness, wealth, and relationship. Definitely, your affirmation either works for you or against you depending upon how you use it. When you avoid choosing your affirmations you repeat the limiting agreements of your past. Instead, you should write your affirmation and read it out loud.
However, writing affirmation in alignment with your goals makes an impression on your subconscious mind and transforms the way you think, feel and act.
When you write your affirmation in alignment with your goal. You program your subconscious mind the way you act, belief, feel and think. Programming is the result of what others told to you, what you told to yourself and all the life experiences include good and bad. With this, you overcome the limiting belief and replace it with positive beliefs.
When you don’t change your programming you feel fear, and insecurities. Reprogramming overcomes fear, insecurity, bad habits, self-liming beliefs and behavior. Decide to stop living a mediocrity life, and focus on what you want.
At any point in your life, you can change and improve the programming of your mind. Use the power of affirmation to programmer your subconscious mind to behave confidently.
Tell yourself who you want to become, what you want to accomplish, and how you accomplish it. With repetition, your sub-conscious mind believe, act on your word and manifest it in reality.
Write your affirmation and read it out loud.
New programming moves you towards the desired outcome or state of mind. When you repeat affirmations again and again your mind accepts it and the change in thought process, belief and behavior occur.
The Third Element in SAVERS is Visualization
Visualization is the creation of mental picture with your imagination. Create a mental picture of specific behavior and the outcome you want to achieve in your life.
Some people play classical music during visualization. However, when you play music put the volume low.
Once you play music, sit up straight, cross your leg, close your eyes and do deep breathing. Forget about the logic, limit, and even being practical. Imagine, what you want in your life? How will it look like when you’ve it?
You can use the power of visualization to improve your performance. Because sense maximizes the effectiveness of your visualization. Involve your sense such as see, hear, feel, touch, taste, and smell during visualization.
Once you create a clear mental picture of what you want. See yourself engaging in positive actions like exercise, studying, working, writing, making calls, sending emails each day. See yourself smiling and enjoying the process while making calls, running on the trade mill, or sending emails. Picture the look of determination on your face as you confidently taking action.
Spend a few minutes a day to create a mental picture of your dream life. Visualization lifts your spirits and makes you align with your goals.
Visualization aligns your thoughts, feelings and motivate you to take necessary action. Visualization overcomes self-limiting habits such as procrastination.
Start with five minutes a day and then extend it with time.
Even Create a vision board. The vision board is tangible to focus on. On a vision or poster board, stick the picture of things like car, house, and so on. You want to acquire. Plus, it increases your energy level to stay focus on your goal.v
The Fourth Element in SAVERS is Exercise
Morning Exercising significantly boosts your energy level, enhance your health, improve self-confidence and emotional well-being.
Exercise enhances the ability to think and concentrate better. Morning exercise is essential so make a habit to do at least 10 to 20 minutes of aerobic exercise. Even when you exercise in the middle or at the end of the day.
The Fifth Element in SAVERS is Reading
Reading helps you to gain knowledge, ideas and strategies from books. Never start from scratch but learn from the experts and take guidance from them.
With an almost infinite amount of books available on every topic for every goal either visit your local book store or amazon.com.
The Sixth Element in SAVERS is Scribing
Writing capture idea, thought, and lessons learned. Putting your thought on a piece of paper help you to gain valuable insight, and grab opportunities for personal growth. Writing Benefits are:
Gain clarity: It gives you clarity and allows you to do brainstorm to solve problems.
Capture ideas: Writing expands ideas, plus it grabs an idea by its tale and prevents it from losing.
Review Lessons: Writing helps you to review the lesson you learn during your journey.
Acknowledge your progress: Re-reading your past journal give you valuable insight about your progress and failure. It also prevents from repeating the past mistake again.
In the beginning, every new experience is uncomfortable before it gets easy. However, the more you practice S.A.V.E.R more natural it becomes.
How to wake up early without hitting the snooze button a step by step guide for beginners
Set your goal for tomorrow before going to bed: The first thought in the morning is usually the last thoughts you feed. Make a habit of consciously feed the last thought and decide the positive expectation for the next day.
Put your alarm clock in the next room: Why? Sliding your hand to one corner of the bed, hitting the snooze button to sleep again for a few more minutes is easier.
Instead, put your alarm clock at a distance because it forces you to consciously wake up, put your feet on the ground, command your mind to stand, and walk towards the alarm clock to turn it off.
Motion creates energy and going to the next room naturally wakes you up.
Drink glass of water: After a sleep of 6-8 hours, your body becomes dehydrate and dehydration causes fatigue.
You need water to rehydrate your body in the morning.
Put a glass of water near the alarm clock. With this, you can drink a glass of water once you turn off the alarm. I recommend you to drink warm water as it gives benefit to your body.
Brush your teeth: Do a mindless activity like brushing your teeth. Why? It gives momentum to your body. When you turn off the alarm brush your teeth and splash water on your face.
Get ready to do the miracle morning routine: Get ready and immediately engage in your miracle morning routine.
Put your exercise clothe near your bed, and start your day with exercise. Once you go through the exercise regime take shower to get refresh.
Exercise puts your mental, physical, and emotional state in peak mode.
Habit formation three-phase of 10 days each
Your habit shapes your life. Living a successful life means you do the right work at the right time with the right tools and habits. You organize your habits to do the tasks each day, but the beginners unaware of the tools, and habits to create and sustain success.
Habits are behavior repeated subconsciously, and you can create or change any habit.
However, you should also give attention to identify the banish negative habits that doesn’t contribute to your success and replace it with the new one.
When a beginner fails to create a new habit he loses confidence. He loses confidence because he is unaware of the right strategy.
Lack of awareness and preparation to overcome the mental, emotional challenges force beginners to give up.
Start with 30 days’ time framework with three phases of ten days each to perform a new habit or break an old one.
In each phase, you face different emotional challenges to create and sustain a new habit.
Phase One – Day 1 to 10
Day one is exciting in implementing a new habit or getting rid of an old one. It’s easy because it’s something new, but when the freshness wears off reality set in. You begin to hate it. It’s painful, and performing the habit becomes frustrating.
At this stage, beginners fail to sustain a new habit because it causes frustration. Beginner thinks it’s the exact way the new habit will going to feel.
However, awareness disappears the awkward temporary feeling of the first ten days, and it no longer challenging for you.
Phase Two – Day 11 to 20
Once you cross the threshold of the first ten days, and you arrive in the second phase of habit formation. The second phase is smooth in comparison to the first phase.
Going through the first phase develops confidence and positive relation with the habit benefits. You start from unbearable, and now you reach uncomfortable, and sooner you become unstoppable.
Even from days 11-20 make you uncomfortable to wake up early and do the morning activities. However, when you make a commitment and discipline yourself you stop the temptation and follow your new habits.
Phase Three – Day 21 to 30
It takes 21 days to form a new habit, but the third phase is vital for sustaining a habit because you may vanish the hard work of the twenty days.
In the last stage, you reinforce your new habit and associate pleasure with it. However, in the initial stage, you link pain, but now you link the benefit you receive from the habit, and it becomes your identity.
Example: You change your identity from I’m not a morning person to I’m a morning person. You no longer dread when the alarm ring, because you’re excited to wake up and go through the day.
Favorite Quote from the Book
Discipline creates lifestyle. By Hal Elrod
There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail—only learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before. By Hal Elrod
Your entire life changes the day that you decide you will no longer accept mediocrity for yourself. By Hal Elrod
- Make a night routine and set your goal for the next day before going to bed. Put the alarm clock, a glass of water, and the workout cloth at the same place to create momentum.
- When you wake up perform the SAVERS activity. The SAVERS is an acronym of Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribe.