One tip to tweak your morning routine to become happier and more creative
Recently, I had a major epiphany about how to tweak my morning routine to become more creative, happier, and joyful.
But, first, the morning routine.
I learned a few years ago about the power of having a morning routine in Hal Elrod’s book, “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM).”
The author writes about the many benefits of a morning routine such as waking up every day with more energy, drive, and structure; lowering stress levels, improving health, increasing productivity, and having more gratitude and less anxiety.
He lists six activities to include in your morning routine that he calls “savers.”
The term SAVERS stands for:
- Silence (meditation/prayer)
- Scribing (journaling)
The idea is to spend the first hour of your day on these items. On those days that you don’t have an hour then you can condense your routine into whatever time you have.
I won’t go into all the details because there are so many great articles on this topic already, including this one by Ricardo Singh, “Miracle Morning routine: 6 steps to boost productivity.”
I don’t do all six items but use them more as a menu to choose from depending on how I feel and what I think I need that morning.
My morning routine is the foundation of my day and without it, I feel lost at sea, afloat on a wave of too many responsibilities and tasks. That time to myself in the morning centers me for the day, and I feel as if time expands for me as a result—not in some woo-woo, supernatural way but because I’m more focused and productive.
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