Day 1 of The Miracle Morning Challenge started today.  Each day, I plan to provide a re-cap of how my morning went mostly as a way to provide accountability for myself.  Overall, I felt great about today.  The morning is done, getting ready to get the kids off to school, and I know what I need to do the rest of the in order to work toward my three top goals.

5:07 Up and out of bed. Hit snooze but got up before second alarm went off.

5:18 Silence 4 min with Centered app. This app has different levels of exercises to help get you centered. Because this is new for me, I’m starting with the shortest one. It’s HARD for me to quiet my mind and just let everything go, so the 4 minute one is where I’m starting.

5:24 Affirmations-This part has to be my favorite step. Yesterday I typed up my “Level 10” affirmations, in other words positive statements about my big goals. In reading it this morning, I have seen a few places where I need to go back and make some revisions/take out things that made me think of something or someone negative. It’s very powerful to read affirmations as a way to start the day and get your mind in the “right place.”

5:29 Visualization—(Drank my pre workout drink at this point) second to quieting my mind, this step was hard for me. For this particular step, you are supposed to visualize yourself completing the steps you need to accomplish your goals. Today’s visualization was a bit vague. I imagined big picture stuff vs. processes. I know this will be a step that improves in time the more I do The Miracle Morning.

5:32: Reading The Miracle Morning for Salespeople. I figured since I just finished The Miracle Morning, this was a logical next step.

5:43 Scribe While I am doing this 30 day challenge, I will use the scribe portion to reflect on the SAVERS process.“The hardest part about getting up an hour

Take aways from today’s reading:

“How you start each morning sets your mindset, and the context, for the rest of your day. Start every day with a purposeful, discipline, growth-infused, and goal-oriented morning, and you’re virtually guaranteed to crush your day.”

“Mornings are the key to all of it.”

“People whose performance peaks in the morning are better positioned for career success, because they’re more proactive than people who are at their best in the evening.”

Benefits: Plan like a pro, more energy, resistance to fatigue, frustration, and difficulties. That translates into lower levels of anxiety and lower raters of depression, higher life satisfaction, and less likelihood of substance abuse.

“Mornings contain the secret to an extraordinarily successful sales future.”

“The hardest part about getting up an hour earlier is the first five minutes.”

5:44: Exercise P90X3 Total Synergistics