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On January 5, I began The Miracle Morning routine, based on Hal Elrod’s inspiring book. Today marks 30 days in a row of following the routine.
30 days of starting my day between 5:30-6:30, even on most weekends.
30 days of starting my day with a period of meditation.
30 days of starting my day with affirmations spoken aloud.
30 days of starting my day of visualizing what I want to happen in my day and my life.
30 days of starting my day with 20 minutes of yoga.
30 days of starting my day by reading a few pages of personal development books.
30 days of starting my day by journaling about three things I’m grateful for that day.
After 30 days, the results are mostly internal. My thoughts are generally positive. I handle stress more easily. I am calmer and happier overall. I went through a depression cycle in mid-January, but it only last a few days and was on the gray end of my scale (gray = milder, black = harsher).
I am taking better care of myself. In January, I hit my workout goal of 12 days of at least 30 minutes of cardio. I’m doing a better job of consistently taking my supplements. I’m eating breakfast regularly.
The discipline required to achieve this milestone is helping me feel confident that I can take control of other areas of my life as well. I feel inspired to continue to grow and achieve and enjoy my life as it is and as it is becoming.
The Next 30 Days
I still have improvements to make as I go along. For example, I need to get to bed earlier on a consistent basis to sustain getting up earlier. There’s also a “dead zone” between when I finish TMM routine and when I want to sit down at the computer and start working that trips me up – either I putter around not doing much or I try to read some more and fall asleep. Over the next 30 days, I will be more intentional about how I spend this time as I pursue non-work-related goals.
I’ll check in again on Day 60!