Oh boy have I been away! I do apologize. You can also find me with my husband at our adoption blog http://bringhomebabymitrovich.blogspot.com/.
One of the biggest changes I had this school year was teaching a 1st period for the first time in my career. So in order to become a "morning person" I started to do some research. I found the book The Miracle Morning. This book begins with the author's life story about how he was in a car accident and actually was dead for six minutes. He then went through a long recovery and along the way he created the Miracle Morning. He calls them the LIFE SAVERS.
Silence- time for meditation and/or prayer
Visualization- visualize your goals
Scribble- be creative
So how did I adapt this to my life? Well just like Hal suggests it start's with my night before. Getting everything ready for the next day. Actually on Sunday I start with picking up my clothing for the whole week and hanging on the back of my bathroom door. I also fill in my planner for the week and confirm my weekly plans. I do this with my Erin Condren Planner. I pack my lunch the night before and make sure my bags are packed. I take a shower and set my alarm for the next day. I then self talk as Hal suggests to do about how I will wake up refreshed. There is more to my evening routine but that is another post for another time.
So its morning and the alarm is going off at 5AM!! I start by waking up and going into the bathroom, washing up and brushing my teeth. I then change into something to wear to do yoga. I then settle myself in front of our family prayer alter and spend my S in silence with prayer. Usually I use the Magnificat. I then write in my planner my prayer intentions for that day and visualize my day. I now have my S and V done!
From there I head downstairs and pour myself water. I then do a 20 minute stretch yoga making my E complete. I then move on to the other S and A. I use The Five Minute Journal and within it I complete my time for gratitude and affirmations. Sometimes I color in an adult coloring book too. Lastly I complete my R with reading until it is 6AM and my hubby is done getting ready and I can get ready. Then he usually prepares breakfast for us and then we eat together before leaving for our days.
I am way more energetic thanks to the Miracle Morning. I encourage you to pick up and try it!