‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’
It is a very old proverb we learnt in schools; our parents often kept advising us. However, we never really understood the connection between waking up and getting wealthy.
Morning is powerful. The way you embrace the early morning, will determine how you feel the rest of the day. If you begin the day early you will be able to assess various things that you have done in your past days; realize your mistakes in rumination and progress with a corrective approach.
Waking up early stretches the day for you and you have a lot of time for planned works. You can also invest some time on yourself, and that is very important. There should be enough passing seconds for worshipping your body and find so that you stay fit and can endure with the pressures of the day.
Morning hours help you set the time table for the day. You can also get some extra time to practice your skills when you wake up early; may be brush up your wisdom tooth a little extra time.
The author of ‘The Miracle Morning’, Hal Elrod believes that waking up early had actually changes his life 360 degrees.
“I was just desperate,’ says Hal on the phone from his home on the West Coast of America. ‘I’d lost my house and half my income, and was really struggling financially, emotionally and physically. One day I started thinking about what the world’s most successful people were doing every day that I wasn’t.
'I’d read that the thing that they all have in common is that they swear by their morning ritual: they all wake up before they have to be up and work on themselves”, Elrod agrees.
The very effective SAVERS contributes to a healthy body and mind which eventually leads to a successful career and work structure.
According to Elrod:
S is for silence- this means a kind of a meditation which will be purposeful. A kind of mindfulness which will awaken your senses and relieve you from anxiety and depressive thoughts.
A is for affirmation- having a fixed goal is important. You should clear about what you actually want in life and how you want to do it. May be a self-conversation can help you set your objective.
V is for visualization- After you have set your goal for the day and have clearly decided on what you want to do, you should sit upright and set a mind’s eye on your idyllic existence, where you accomplish every task in the day within a prescribed time. This automatically boosts you to get to work.
E is for exercise- It has often been discussed that exercise is a very important part of your daily life activity if you want to be fit especially in the mind. Mental wellness largely depends on exercise. When you release yourself from the physical fatigue and heaviness of the night, you feel free mentally. Exercise works as a stress buster and you can overcome the lagging headaches from the previous day.
R is for reading- Creating a reading habit in the beginning of the day is a very good practise. Anything new can be easily imbibed when the mind is fresh. Reading can come in any form to you. you have books and articles on everything nowadays. If you want to achieve success in business you have articles giving you tips on that; if you want to be good in relationship, you have books on that. Precisely if you want to be entertained you can just go through page 3 articles, however, reading is important to learn.
S is for scribing that is journaling- Reading is connected with writing. You can jot down anything that you find important for the day. May be your daily plan or something new that you have learnt about or just your goal for the life and the steps with which you want to achieve it (may be one step a day)
10 minutes on each of these per day can help you build a successful movement towards your dream or goal in life.
But making a good habit a part of your life is not so easy. You require a deep sense of commitment to make a practise a habit. We have earlier discussed in one of our previous articles on ’21-days theory’ which in recent times has turned to be a myth for habit formation. There are a few things that can help if we really want to succeed. None of us likes waking up early. So what can we do?
- We can set a time previously and commit to ourselves that we will wake up at that time.
- We should set the alarm and put it somewhere far from us, so that we have to literally move across the room to dismiss it and we will naturally be motivated to wake up.
- Immediate morning activities can help gaining more movement and energy.
- Getting ready for workout is also a challenge. So without a thought we should plunge into our jogging suits so that there is no delay in the activity.
- If too sleepy, we should have water to revive us from our tiredness.
- Then we should make ourself lemon tea or a cup of coffee to start reading.
“So, I started doing it every day. Two months after my first “Miracle Morning” I had more than doubled my income; gone from being in terrible shape to deciding to run a 52-mile ultra-marathon; and from being deeply depressed to the happiest I have ever been.” Says Elrod.
He continues his practise and his book is among one of the bestsellers on Amazon.
So start the ‘miracle morning’ from tomorrow itself and gradually forward towards a bigger achievement.