And here’s a podcast link to this topic in case you’d prefer to have me chat at ya!
So yesterday was a tough day for me. Again a job I was up for went to someone else. I was literally perfect for this job, apparently they didn’t think that so that started out my day on a dismal note. So here’s what I did instead:
I first started out with my “Miracle Morning Savers”. There is a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (Link: https://amzn.to/2UWqRQd
), and he has created a way to improve your day both mentally and physically by using the acronym “SAVERS”
S= Silence, now this can be whatever you want, so prayer or meditation, mindfulness practices, or just something as simple as listening to the birds chirp, the waves roll in, etc. In general, it is stopping long enough to be quiet. If I can’t get into meditating (it happens) or its too cold to sit outside, this is where I create a mental gratitude list.
A = Affirmations. These might sound corny but there’s actually proof in neuroscience that it affects the way your brain responds the rest of the day. I pull a card for these, inevitably after I have meditated, it ends up being the perfect card. Here’s the one I have used for 3 years now: https://amzn.to/3422iFr
, I also kinda want her new ones: https://amzn.to/39yUVX9,
but there are no less than 7 pages of cards on Amazon or Amazon smile (please use smile so part of your order goes to your choice of charity!). They also have moon cards, animal cards and rebel cards lol so there is something for everyone, including kids.
V = Visualizations. Imagine your self having the perfect golf swing, or the perfect swim, or whatever. This is the Sports Psychology that I majored in and have always loved. Harnessing the power of the mind is nothing short of pure magic. So make it first your life, the perfect pretzel from scratch, the perfect garden, the perfect living room set up (when I get bored I move furniture). Imagine every aspect involving every sense...sight, smell, taste, textures and it becomes more real.
E - Exercise. Here’s where I have been falling down on the job this week. When it was nice out I was working in the yard, and gardening so those were work outs! But enter a cold, rainy day and not only does my mood drop, but all I want it a nap. And yes I did take one yesterday, and the world was better for me after! But the day before I was scrolling FB or IG and was noticing all the singers offering up free mini concerts, and all the actors, dancers and whomever offering up workouts so I played around with a few of them and ended up with an hour of getting my heart rate up and glistening! I was in a great mood all day with that. So I know for me this is a key. Now if you wanted to meditate after say yoga, its ok if you take these out of order, I just don’t remember them as well if I go out of sync. But in general a good dance workout and then yoga for a cool down is my jam.
R = Reading. Some folks do scripture here and that’s great, but not my jam. I’d rather read something that gets my creative juices flowing in the morning, so I always have a mystery available. But I also love biographies of people I admire. I am also always curious so I will just google something that pops up and then read about it, the history or how it came to be, etc. I’m just a curious nerd at heart!
S= Scribe (ok they cheated on the letter, writing would also be a way to go here). So here is where journaling or free writing comes in. If I am stuck I prefer free writing, as it is just stream of consciousness writing. Sometimes the things that pop out there are why I am feeling stuck or pissed or whatever it is, Other days I journal which could be to a prompt for the day, or just about something I have read or heard, or the dogs...whatever. Other days it is a gratitude journal. I really like my gratitude list best in my planner, and I love Mel Robbins. Here’s the link for my planner: https://amzn.to/2wWKNdF,
but these are also some beautiful gratitude journals out there as well.
So here’s how my morning really shakes out on a good day.
Dogs, Water plants and garden, start diffusers, then Journal / planner (I gotta know where my day is going to get everything done, its even more important now that days run together and its easy to get nothing done), then affirmations and gratitudes, journaling, visualize my day or topic and then exercise and silence. But explore what works for you.
And don’t get me wrong there are plenty of oils in there. I’ll be doing a oils and emotions class and a hormone class this month while I have time so watch for those. But here’s my short list of oils: Punification in all the diffusers to clean the air, Valor up the back of my neck and each wrist (it’s said to help balance your energy if you have a drop of both then touch the insides of your wrists together for a minute), Joy on the heart, Believe on top of my head and Abundance on the bottoms of my feet. Harmony on my liver, and white Angelica on my wings. It’s sort of an expanded Good Day Protocol. And folks that is just my morning, lol!
Take care of you today and maybe each day this week, add one of the savers to your routine and see if you can have a Miracle Morning!