Yesterday I listened to a podcast about a concept called "The Miracle Morning." The podcast was on the website of one of my favorite financial bloggers, Jeff Rose, and he was interviewing Hal Elrod, the author of a book "The Miracle Morning."
Since starting my new job eight months ago, I have to get up a lot earlier. Many parts of this are good. My sleep/wake schedule lines up more with the sun, so my insomnia isn't as affected by morning light as it used to be. But it's hard for me to get going in the mornings at the speed I'd like to. I haven't done any mid-week morning running, and I'd like to restart that.
Hal recommends a few key changes in how we structurally start our mornings, such as no using the "snooze" button on the alarm clock (set it on the other side of the bedroom if necessary) and a few other things. Then he goes through a list of six steps to start his day off right, using the acronym "savers" (as in, they are life-savers):
Part of the podcast felt a little too "self-esteem" / "all about me" focused, but I think there are some very good concepts in here that I can adopt. So I started doing some of these this morning. I got up, showered and out the door in record time this morning. So we'll see how this goes.