Summary: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Summary: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Summary: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Miracle morning is a 6-step routine which uses the concept of habit stacking. Hal calls this route life SAVERS (Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing). You can switch up the order and you can take anytime between 6 – 60 minutes.

Hal has an advice for getting up early without enough time in the bed. He says don’t think if you had enough sleep. Feel just as you had. You’ll perform better.

#1 Silence

As soon as you wake up you start thinking, a lot. Start your day with silence to stay relaxed and refreshed throughout the day.

Meditation – Sit upright. Close your eyes. Focus on breath. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Take deep and slow breaths (inhale for 3 seconds, exhale for 3). Repeat this cycle 10 times.

Remember no one can stop their mind from thinking while meditating. A successful meditation session helps you focus your attention on one thing. That’s it.

1-minute version – Close your eyes. Breath normally. Pay close attention to it. Feel your nostrils flaring and your chest rising and your heart beating.

#2 Affirmation

Positive self-talk is used by many professional athletes, actors, entrepreneurs and authors. In the long run what people turn out to become what they expected to, ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’.

Choosing empowering words, instead of limiting ones, makes you feel in control. Your subconscious registers whatever it hears, much rather than what might be the actual context right now.

Answer yourself:

  • What do I want it?
  • Why do I want it?
  • What am I committed to doing to get there?

Write them by hand. Keep them by your bed. Recite yourself every morning.

#3 Visualization

Your affirmations make sure you keep your long-term vision in mind and what end goal looks like. Your visualization pictures yourself doing the work that you must do today.

  • Pick a quiet spot.
  • Go through the day in your head (doing the tasks).

#4 Exercise

SAV activates your mind, now it’s time to activate your body! It’s not always necessary for a full-blown workout or an-hour-long run. You just want to get some blood flowing.

Pick 2-3 exercises. Do a set of 10-30 each.

#5 Reading

Read for 10-20 minutes. Even if you’re really pressed for time, try to finish a page or a summary.

#6 Scribing

Divide a piece of paper into 2 columns (Lessons learned, New Commitments). Spend 10 minutes writing with 1 or 2 for each. Lessons can be plain and simple, such as not to turn the blender without the lid or profound insights you got talking with a mentor.

Commitments are best kept small and limited to the day from I will not pick my nose today or I will drink 10 glasses of water.

Write a gratitude journal. Simply list 3 small or big things you’re grateful for.