So y’all know I am new to the world of personal development. When the term was first introduced to me I just didn’t get why my coach thought this was something I needed to address. I have a career. I have friends. I read. Like what else was I supposed to be doing?
With a little research I came up with my own definition of personal development: the process of intentionally investing in people and things that contribute to ongoing growth.
As a creature of habit, I needed to put a system in place to help me keep my development on the top of my to-do list. After a few weeks of reading articles and listening to podcasts I stumbled upon Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning. Take a quick look at this video to see what The Miracle Morning is all about:
S.A.V.E.R.S. are the crux of the Miracle Mornings framework.
Silence | Affirmation | Visualization | Exercise | Scribe
The geek in me was on board with the structure of the the S.A.V.E.R.S. Structure and routine work for me. They give me life.
I will go into more detail on each of the S.A.V.E.R.S. as the month progresses. Until then, here is a quick and dirty list of ways I use The Miracle Mornings to help me grow.
1. Make it a priority. I add my development time to my daily calendar. I use a daily planner system called the Bullet Journal to manage my daily tasks.
2. Find a system that works for you. I discovered the Miracle Morning system this summer (I will write a separate post about this soon). Miracle Mornings help me start my days off right. I have never had any system or process that kept me consistently getting up at least an hour before I need to get ready for work.
3. Find an accountability partner. I believe wholeheartedly in accountability. I do not think humans were created to do life alone. My accountability for my personal development is a ‘Mornings with Kelli’ Facebook Group I created for close friends looking to work on their personal development. I totally get more out of the group than they do 🙂
4. Sleep. I have had MAJOR issues with sleep for as long as I can remember. These days I have a great handle on my sleep. I will never be a perfect sleeper but I know my do’s and don’ts if I want to have a good nights rest. I promise to write about sleep this month. All I can say is that getting my sleep under control was the key to me getting my life! I cannot wait to share my sleep journey with my fellow night owls.
Mornings are doable even for the skeptic. The key for me was embracing the possibility of mornings. I had to open my heart and mind to the idea that this night owl was capable of improving her sleep and starting her mornings off productively. If I can embrace the miracle of mornings you can too.
I would love to hear specific questions about personal development. What stops you from investing in yourself? How can we take this journey together?