The Miracle Morning Experiment

For the next 4 week experiment I’m going to do The Miracle Morning routine, after a book by @HalElrod.

You can read all about his amazing story on his site, but for brevity: he came up with the idea of starting his day doing all things most successful people do. So I’ll get up early, and follow this routine:

  1. Wake up between 4:45am and 5:15am
    I’m a morning person already, so I’m not expecting too much difficulty here. The reason I’ve got 30 minutes to wake up, is because I’m using my Jawbone activity tracker to wake me up during light sleep. I also drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.
  2. Meditate for 5 minutes
    I don’t know how to meditate, and I’m still skeptical about it. But admittedly many successful people seem to do it and the very least it’ll do is nothing, so I might as well try it. :) If nothing else, I like the idea of just sitting down, doing nothing, and not start with a┬ámorning rush. I boil some water for tea after this while doing:
  3. Affirmations for 3 minutes
    I focus on what’s important to me right now, my business goals. Actually my family is most important, but┬áthat part of my life is already going well.Tea water is done, so I make my tea and do:
  4. Visualization for 5 minutes
    I’ll visualize my ideal life, I’ve actually written this down this morning. I’ll keep refining it in the following weeks and I’d like to add some actual pictures to enhance that vision. I’ll also envision the path to get there.
  5. Read something positive for 10 minutes
    I’ll read while walking around in my living room (when ‘reading’ an audio book) or while standing up (reading on my Kindle). Here’s where I drink my tea, too. :)
  6. 7 minute workout
    I could work out longer, but I want some actual work done during this Miracle Morning routine, too, so for now I’ll just do this effective 7 minute workout.
  7. Write for 25 minutes
    I want writing to become a habit. Whether I’ll post it or not, that’s not the point. I need it to get better and I need to do it regularly. I can’t help or inspire people while doing my experiments but not showing anybody the results and struggles.

My family slowly wakes up around this time and I can now spend time with them without being rushed.

The most difficult part may be to go to bed in time. I need 6.5 to 7 hours a sleep at night. To wake up at 5 am I need to be asleep by 10 pm and go upstairs to get ready for bed by 9:30 pm. Fortunately my wife is pregnant and doesn’t mind going to bed early at the moment.