I read a lot. I always make time for it, even on my busiest of days. I used to read a lot of fiction, but for the last couple of years, I’ve been reading a lot of personal development/business books and I’m loving it. It’s like I get to read and relax, and also work on me and my life. Win, win.
I’m currently reading, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elro (I’m not an affiliate of that link by the way, so I don’t get any proceeds from your purchase). I was drawn to it because I wanted to create a better morning routine that was focused on my spiritual and physical health, but I quickly discovered that it's so much more than that.
Its core message is that your level of success in all areas of your life is directly related to your level of personal development, because in order to be successful you need to first become the person you need to be to attract and sustain that kind of success.
Like, whoa. Right??? I mean, I already knew this. The fact that we can literally change our entire lives and make our dreams come true just by changing our thoughts, is pretty much one of the first things you learn when you start a spiritual practice, so is the term “morning routine,” by the way…everyone everywhere sort of talks about how you need one. But to make such a direct black and white connection like that between your personal development and your success was, I think, exactly what I needed to hear (or read?).
I haven’t even gotten to the part where he goes into detail about what exactly you do every morning, but I’m hooked. It’s the kind of kick in the pants I think we all need at some point in our lives when we’re feeling stuck and heavy, like we’re giving everything our all and have nothing to show for it. It’s time for some personal changes, my friend.
I know I don’t want to live a mediocre life, and I’m sure you don’t want to live a mediocre life. That’s not to say that either of us are, but deep down we’re all a little scared of mediocrity. And, if we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we ever move beyond mediocre? It’s definitely, something to think about this weekend.
My morning routine has all of the sudden become so much more important to me. I’ll keep you posted on my progress and how I adapt the things he talks about into my own routine.
Have you read it? Do you plan to? Do you already have a morning routine? Let’s talk more about it in the comments below. I’m truly interested to hear your thoughts on morning routines!
With love, Light & Warm Cups of Chai Tea,