So I started my Miracle Morning officially yesterday after a week of stalling and I can honestly say it was amazing. By the time the Children woke up I felt I had not only achieved so much but achieved lots of the really important bits which I never get time for normally. I am not sure if it is a co-incidence but yesterday I also wrote a long blog post and tentatively launched a program which I only had clarity over yesterday because it is so inline with me, my skills, my goals and my business vision. I feel ready for action I guess! You can read more here
Something else ‘odd’ happened which I took a picture of. I have never had a double yolker in my life but just an hour after my Miracle Morning and saying thanks for everything I am grateful for I get two double yolkers! Is that a sign that I have been rewarded for giving up an hour in bed to work towards building the life I dream so fondly of or what? The only issue is my 3 year old now wants me to make him a double yolker tomorrow… we will have to see 😉
If you had told me “Right then Victoria, you need to be getting up at 5 or 6 to meditate, write a journal, exercise, read and do some affirmations” I would have known you were on to something but I would have dismissed it as another fad and too difficult for me. I need to be pulled out of my bed in the morning normally! However, reading the book really convinced me. Hal Elrod puts such a convincing argument over that you have no choice but to follow it and give it a go.
I think for me when he talks about how little sleep we REALLY need it sort of opened my eyes. All my life I have believed that I need at least 8 hours sleep or I am no use to anyone yet what have I based that belief on? It is just common belief that I have adopted for myself. I haven’t challenged it, I haven’t argued with it… I just did what I could to get 8 hours sleep. The problem is that when you are a new mum 8 hours sleep seems like a distant memory yet we still have to get up and function on the little broken sleep we do have. I think becoming a sleep deprived mum makes you see how little sleep you really need. In fact weirdly I felt more tired the more sleep I started to get as they grew older and past the difficult sleeping routines of a new born baby.
This gave Hal’s argument some weight in my mind. Also if I set the alarm at 5 or 9 I still wake up feeling exhausted so why delay the inevitable. The benefit of more time to myself far outweighs the loss of an hours sleep!
If you are a new Mum then I would wait until you are getting regular 12 hour nights of a sleeping baby. I waited until May started sleeping until 7 so I knew I could get 1-2 hours in before the morning breakfast routine. I would never have attempted this if I was still getting broken sleep in the night or she was waking at 5am herself.
So if you are a Mum in business and you are a bit time poor then read this book and see if Hal can convince you that the best way to start your day is with a Miracle Morning. You can view the book and reviews on Amazon at: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) It only took me a few hours to read over the course of a day so you can fit it in around your normal week.