A few months ago I made a post about The Six Minute Miracle Morning. I don’t know how I stumbled across the practice in the first place, but it led me to the book The Miracle Morning, The Not -So- Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.
The book is a very easy read, and is an inspiring story of Hal’s life and how he came to this morning practice. He talks about the concept of “P.I.E.S.” – how your life is made up of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual parts. By focusing time everyday on developing your “P.I.E.S.” – and I love this – “constantly becoming a better version of yourself”, your life situation will inevitably improve. So by doing the Six Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S (he likes acronyms by the way) you’re working on your “P.I.E.S.” everyday! You become who you want to be and create the life you want.
To review, the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. are:
- Silence (meditation)
My previous post goes in to more details about each practice.
A sample schedule from the book is
- Silence ( 5 minutes)
- Affirmations (5 minutes)
- Visualization (5 minutes)
- Exercise (20 minutes)
- Reading (20 minutes)
- Scribing (5 minutes)
The cool thing is that you can pretty much customize it to your schedule. I have a bunch of different timers saved on my phone for this – one minute, five minutes, twenty minutes, etc. I like to exercise for a longer period of time and I do that last. I also don’t read for that long of a time period and truthfully, some days all I have time for is the Six Minute version and my walk with my dog, Murphy, is my exercise that morning.
I can honestly say that I love the way I feel after going through the six practices, even if it’s just for one minute each. By reading just a few pages a day sometimes, I’ve finished a book that I’ve been wanting to read.
I’ve also made a new connection with my Vision Board – you know, that thing you make at the beginning of the year with all of your goals, dreams and visions on it to inspire you and that you look at everyday for awhile and then you kind of forget about it?
I’m looking at it now daily, using my imagination to see these things happening and noticing how I feel as I imagine them. I’ve tweaked it a bit because some things have actually manifested (thank you Universe!) and I’ve realized that some things aren’t calling me in the same way anymore.
There’s a lot of great things to do for self care out there, including getting massages, going on retreats, but this is a SIMPLE, daily form of self care that is sooo doable and doesn’t cost you anything but time.
“I don’t have time” you may say…..hhhhhmmmm, I think you have six minutes?…