This week I decided that I needed my butt kicked a little bit with regards to routine. Lockdown had led to 'jet lag' and something needed to shift before I became nocturnal.
I'm going to stick it out the whole week because I don't generally quit on things I've committed to, but here's what I've learned:
1) Miracle Mornings and tech failure don't mix. I can either run it perfectly for you, or do my own personal development. Not both.
2) I love starting my day with a structured hour each morning by myself.
3) Miracle Mornings don't work for me.
When I first mentioned I wanted to do Miracle Mornings and live stream for accountability, my husband said it was a bad idea. He said I have a history of pushing myself too hard and burning out, and it sounded like something that I would find stressful. I had that in the back of my mind and resonating in my mind was a quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge, that giving up isn't always weakness. Sometimes it's the right thing to do.
So I went into this process with grace for myself, promising myself that I'd give it a week, but recognising that it may not become the lifestyle change that last me for life.
All this is to say a) have grace for yourself and b) if you're like me and you want a morning routine that gives you a little more space, here's my current suggestion:
1. Grab a big glass of water (I put green mandarin oil in mine, but any citrus will do)
2. Pop on your diffuser with something uplifting or that will help you focus. Currently, I'm using InTune or adaptiv.
3. Choose to meditate/pray/visualise/speak for 20 minutes. I actually like to blend these together. Dreaming with God is a fun practice and honestly? I want His input on my plans and ideas.
4. Read or write for 20 minutes. Alternate days. Don't try to do everything at once.
5. Exercise for 15 minutes.
6. Say your affirmations (or play them on your phone) whilst you shower.
If you've tried Miracle Mornings in the past, and they haven't worked for you, have a go with my gentler version.
And remember, quitting isn't always a weakness, as long as you learned something in the process.
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