Skip to main content

Book Review: The Miracle Morning; Hal Elrod


I've done a lot of posts recently about how I plan and how I "do" a day and I've also been talking to a few friends about how I've made my days work, so I've been talking a lot about "The Miracle Morning", and I thought it was about time I reviewed the book and wrote a bit more about it.

I first heard about The Miracle morning from Kara at Boho Berry and it sounded like an interesting idea and something I might want to look into more, but "stuff" was going on and I didn't really get around to doing anything about it until April 2018.

Anyway, I was already doing a few of the things off and on, so I didn't think it would be too much of a stretch to put them all together.

The idea is simple, most of us simply don't push ourselves enough to get what we really want, we settle for the okay life, the mediocre and we know that there's a "better" life out there whether that be more money, a more fulfilling job, a better house, etc., but we convince ourselves that we've done "well enough" and we just keep doing what we're doing. But, what if there was something we could do that was really simple, wasn't expensive, but could push us to try that little bit harder to get to those things that seem just beyond our reach? And what if you only had to spend some time?

The 6 habits are simple and you can do them in 6 minutes if you're really pushed, but to give 60 minutes to them is better. AND you don't have to get up mega-early to do them!

Successful people don't have more time than we do, they just choose to spend it differently. We all have the same 24 hours in our day, it's just what we choose to do in those hours that makes the difference and pushes us on. So you don't have to get up at 4:30am to be successful, you can, but you don't have to. Here's a run down of the method...

The night before

  • You choose what time you're going to go to bed and you choose what time you're going to get up.
  • You choose what you're going to do when the alarm goes off (no, not hit the snooze button!)
  • You get up and you do the 6 S.A.V.E.R.S. that make up The Miracle Morning
In the morning
  • You get up
  • You do the things
  • You get on with your day

The 6 S.A.V.E.R.S.

  1. Silence - You start in silence with a breathing exercise or a meditation, whatever works for you, but it has to be silent.
  2. Affirmations - You read or say some affirmations to make clear how you want your life to be. 
  3. Visualisation - You visualise how you want your life to be. You don't need an achievement/vision board, but if it helps you can use one
  4. Exercise - Anything you want, yoga, stretching, running on the spot, rowing machine...
  5. Reading - Not just any old thing, but personal development, self help or the holy books of your faith
  6. Scribing - Journalling, keeping a diary, dumping all those thoughts that fill your head and get in the way of you doing what you need to do.
You can do the six in any order (getting out of bed and doing the exercise bit first works for me), and you definitely get out of bed at the very least. And you can spend as long as you have from 6 minutes to an hour doing them.

They sound really simple, and maybe a bit "mumbo jumbo", as my brother would say, but the idea is they get you out of bed and get you moving, thinking and energised before you start your day. And...

It works

It really does. You don't even have to set your alarm any earlier, you just have to stop hitting the snooze button and get up with a purpose every day.

And you don't even have to buy the book...

Oh no! Hal Elrod is so passionate about sharing his idea as widely as possible that you can get all you need to start in exchange for the princely sum of your email address by visiting The Miracle Morning website. The book does give you some more information and some different tools, but essentially all you need is on the website.

It's made a big difference to my life

Which is why I'm sharing it with you. Yes. I know it sounds kooky, but if you go at it with an open mind, it really does change your mindset and it really does work. Why not give it a try.

Disclaimer: I'm not making any money by spreading the word and I used my own money to buy the book after accessing the free stuff on the website. It's just something I think my readers will benefit from. Sarah x

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Reasons to be cheerful - 5th October 2017

It's a quickie this week... I'm still loving my job and really glad that I made the move. I submitted two commissioned articles to editors and they were happy. I'm off on a trip, a couple of nights away (more on that next week). Hope you've had a great week too.

Reasons to be cheerful - 7th December 2017

1) After a day of sawing, drilling, cutting, etc, etc, and then a new bit in the boiler...We have gas! Yes, our heating, hot water and cooker are now working - the gas is fixed! SO happy after 12 days without it.

2) This morning Boyzilla was greeted by a dead RAT outside the sitting room. Whilst yucky (but not as yucky as if I'd had to clean it up), it makes me hugely proud that my cats are, well, cats.



3) The two planning tools I ordered for 2018 to help me move forward with my plans to do more writing have arrived and I'm looking forward to spending big chunks of the next four days exploring them and planning for a fantabulous year.


150 things about me (all true)

Happy 150th blog post to me... And to celebrate, here are 150 things about me and they are all true!

1. My middle name is Margaret
2. My star sign is Libra
3. I'm 50 in October
4. I'm a practising Christian
5. I can't drive a car
6. The last live theatre I saw was Macbeth at the National in London
7. My favourite novel is Dracula
8. My favourite movies are The Godfather, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
9. I have a son
10. He is over 18
11. The first poster I had on my bedroom wall was of Donnie Osmond
12. My favourite Star Trek is Next Generation
13. My favourite classic Dr Who is Colin Baker
14. My favourite new Dr Who is David Tennant
15. My favourite Dr Who companion is Nardole
16. If I had to choose a Dr to travel with it would be the 8th (Paul McGann)
17. I have 4 A'Levels
18. I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour once
19. The last movie I saw in a cinema was Avengers: Infinity War
20. I always look for Krilitane when I go i…