Most successful people have a morning routine. Why? A morning routine sets you up for the day – and your life. No matter how you slept or how your mood is, a morning routine will put everything in place.
There are diverse morning rituals practised by different people. Today, I want to share with you the S.A.V.E.R.S. routine by Hal Elrod. Yes, it will “cost” you some time in the morning, and quite likely you’ll have to set your alarm a bit earlier, but you’ll find out soon enough that morning rituals have major benefits.
Morning routines create:
What more do you need to make your day?
Elements for creating your own morning routine
If you want to create your own morning routine, that’s also possible. Make sure to include the following ingredients:
- Breathing technique
- Mind food
- Healthy nourishment
The S.A.V.E.R.S. routine
The first S stands for silence. As little as five minutes in silence for clarity and focus on what you want to achieve today are enough. For this, you can also apply the intention practice which I shared in an earlier post.
Affirmations are a good way to train your brain in appositive mindset in order to support your achievements/intentions for the day. Affirmations have the power to rewire the brain, to produce feel-good hormones and thoughts.
Since Tony Robbins’ incantations, affirmations combined with movement, are even more powerful, feel free to use them instead.
If you’re doing the earlier mentioned intention practice you will have covered this already. If not, practice some sort of visualisation in order to go through your day and the achievements that lie ahead. Mental pictures support us on realising what we’ve planned for the day. Visualisation is not only about seeing how you achieve and have achieved a goal, but also feeling how it feels like achieving and having achieved it.
The exercise doesn’t have to be intense. Even stretching or a couple of jumping jacks are fine for this. Exercising won’t only wake up your body but also bring it in a positive state.
The reading you do is preferably not in your detective but something that inspires you on a deeper level, acquires knowledge and broadens your horizon. On top of this, your brain will wake up. The reading might be even inspirational for your 2nd S, the scribing.
The 2nd S. stands for scribing or journaling for articulating your thoughts and ideas. Putting on paper what otherwise sticks in your head, frees up space in your mind for thinking. Or use these minutes for a gratitude practice as shared in an earlier post.
You can also write down your to do list for today with the major achievements. Like this, they can be the input for the V.
Feel free to mix the S.A.V.E.R.S. in their sequence according to your needs!
Using this six step process shouldn’t take longer than half an hour, that means 5 minutes per topic. But you can even shrink it further down to 1-2 minute per step to fit it into your schedule with still having benefits for the rest of the day.
Just try and see! And be surprised about the results!