I am writing this at 6:09 AM and I have been up since 4:30 AM
I do not like getting up early.
Someone at work recently recommended reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
I haven’t read the entire thing yet, but I am in the middle of reading it.
I think that I have read two chapters so far.
But I have a good idea of what I want to accomplish from my mornings so far.
Afraid of Working Out
I haven’t starting working out yet this year.
For some reason I am afraid to go work out.
I don’t know what it is.
I know that as soon as I do it, I will love it and I will feel good though.
Unable to Wake Up Early
For a long time, I wasn’t really able to get up early.
I say that literally.
I was recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, and I have had it for a long time I guess.
So now that I have the CPAP deal, I sleep a lot better.
I don’t get tired as much as I did.
I feel great.
I don’t drink energy drinks anymore either.
I used to feel exhausted all day long even after getting 9-10 hours of sleep.
If you feel tired constantly or you snore excessively, I highly recommend asking your doctor about getting a sleep study done.
It can change your life.
There are also other areas of your health that can be dramatically improved.
Back to My Mornings
I just wanted to talk about what I am doing in my mornings.
I wake up.
Then I write in my journal.
I then do a spiritual based study in the scriptures or something similar.
After that, I write in my journal.
I also have a vision board that I just created, and I spend some time looking at thtat.
I also have a sheet of “affirmations” as Hal calls them in The Miracle Morning.
I keep that in my journal. and I look at it and read through it after I write in my journal.
Honestly, I haven’t seen too many effects from this yet. But I am confident that I will.
I keep a checklist of these things and the other things that I need to do on a daily basis on an index card.
The following day, I tape that index card into my journal next to the appropriate date entry.
I have only been doing this for a few days, so we will see how it goes.
This is also something that I plan on doing every day.
I want to remain consistent with it, so even on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday’s I have meetings at 6:00AM anyway at the church. So I have to get up early.
So I might as well get up early on Saturdays too.
“I hate running.”
There is a quote in the book when the author’s friend Jon tells him that he should go running in the morning to improve his life.
The author says, “I hate running.”
His friend Jon immediately replies, “What do you hate worse, running… or your current life situation.”
I think that can be applied anytime that we are faced with something that we don’t feel like doing, but we know that it will have a positive effect.
“I am afraid of going to the gym.”
“What are you afraid of more, going to the gym… or being unhealthy for the rest of your life?”
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