I completely believe that having a solid morning routine can change your life. ‘But what if I’m not a morning person?’ I hear you ask… Neither was I, until recently. I read ‘Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod, which I totally recommend, by the way. If you look forward to your morning routine, you’re more likely to want to get up earlier and without pressing that dreaded snooze button.
So, what does a ‘miracle morning’ look like? The answer is entirely personal to you, but according to the book, you should include some meditation, exercise, journaling and learning.
To help you out, I’ve included my own ‘miracle morning’ below.
- 5am – Rise and shine!
- Use bathroom, brush teeth – 5 minutes
- Make Coffee! – 5 minutes
- Meditation/affirmations – 20 minutes
- Freewriting in journal (brain dump!) – 5 minutes
- Exercise (change it up so you don’t get bored) – 10 minutes
- Reading (personal development) – 10 minutes
- Review planner and make to-do list for the day – 5 minutes
This routine takes around an hour and takes me to 6am, when the rest of the house wakes up and I jump in the shower. My ‘miracle morning’ is flexible and I like to change it up regularly to stop it from becoming boring. The aim is to make your ‘miracle morning’ enjoyable and something you look forward to.
5 ‘Miracle Morning’ Top Tips
- Get enough sleep! If you want to wake up at 5am, going to bed at 2am is a sure-fire way to fail. Only you know how much sleep you need to wake up refreshed – make sure you get it.
- Keep your ‘miracle morning’ flexible. Life happens.
- Don’t jump in too quickly. Try waking up 15 minutes early for a week, then work your way to your ideal wake-up time.
- Don’t give up! And don’t feel bad if you miss a day or two. Just get back to it and keep moving forward.
- Switch it up. Keep your routine fresh and exciting so that you look forward to jumping out of bed in the morning.
Bonus Tip: Read Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning.
Do you have a miracle morning routine? I love learning how other people structure their day, so please, share it below.