January 13, 2017 Team CFR

My Miracle Morning Routine

By: Coach Vince

Reading the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod almost 2 years ago now has changed my morning routine dramatically.  I believe how you start your day has a direct impact on the outcome of the end of your day.  Hal goes over 6 different categories to do each morning: silence, affirmations, visualization, journaling, reading, and exercise.  You determine the length of time you want to spend on each. It could be as little as a minute on each.  I have tailored his routine into things that work for me.  I wake up 60 minutes prior to the time I need to leave the house in order to accomplish my miracle morning.  Since implementing this routine over the past 2 years it has significantly increased my productivity, energy, and mood.

Here is my routine:

(Running clock)

0-5min: Prayer. I am a Christian and pray every morning for a variety of things.  My wife, family, friends, members at the gym, myself, etc.

5-10min: Gratefulness.  I pick 3-5 things every morning that I am grateful for.  Starting your day off being grateful for people, situations, opportunities, etc. really makes an impact for me and how I interact with the things that I’m grateful for.

10-25min: Listen to music, make/eat breakfast.  I use this as my silent time.  I really enjoy listening to music while I think.  I will typically listen to Christian music or classical music during this time.

25-45min: Plan for the day, meal prep lunch 1&2. I use this as my visualization time.  Plan and prepare mentally for the tasks I have ahead of me that day.  My favorite part is finding time to work on the future of the gym and my personal life.

45-55min: Read.  I am really into self-help books. I get a lot of opportunities throughout the day to work with people and it never fails that someone is looking for advice.  I completely underestimated how much people need/want help with the psychology part of life.  It has become a huge passion of mine to learn more about why we think the way we think and do the things we do.

55-60min: Walk the dog.  I don’t use this as my exercise time but it is nice to get outside and go for a walk.  I use this time to go over a mental checklist of the day before I leave the house and some quality time with the puppy.

So, there’s my Miracle Morning….. what does yours look like?

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