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Summary of The Miracle Morning 

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Dear larks, owls, and third birds, no one knows the name for. We have gathered here today, on this solemn occasion, to discover our full potential and thus enrich our lives. However, larks might find it a bit easier, but all will benefit alike. With little effort, you can start transforming your life today. A renowned author and success coach, Hal Elrod has collected the best practices that humanity invented. These practices abbreviated as S.A.V.E.R.S. (which stands for Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing) are meant to help you transform your life. If you acquire and implement at least one of these useful habits, you will not recognize yourself in one month. In a right way, of course. If you are a first-timer, this book will open a totally new perspective on life for you. Perhaps, you've already tried one of the activities? Maybe, it became a part of your morning ritual? It will still be useful to read the book, as it may bring out new insights and convince you to extend or change your usual morning routine.

Key points


Why we really snooze

The wise saying, “You Snooze, You Lose,” has a deeper meaning than what many people think it does. The problem is always deeper than just getting another 15 minutes of sleep. The life you are living might not be the one you want. Therefore, your subconscious sees no point in letting you torture yourself. When you postpone getting up until you have to — meaning you wait until the last possible moment to get out of bed and start your day — what you are actually doing is resisting your life. Why wake up to something meaningless?
The reason you don’t want to wake up is that you are living someone else’s life.
Even if you agree but changing your life right away seems impossible, you can teach your brain that you need to wake up with the first alarm.

Step 1: Set your intentions before bed

Think of several pleasant things you are planning to do the next day. We usually wake up with the same thought we went to bed with. However, please do not dwell on your plans for too long because you’ll find it harder to fall asleep.

Step 2: Move your alarm far from your bed

This is the best trick you can play on yourself. When your alarm starts ringing far across the room, you will have to get up to turn it off. You will not be likely to return to bed, as your energy already started flowing through your body.

Step 3: Brush your teeth

You need to find one useful activity that does not require mindful concentration. You can brush your teeth, stretch, or start making your bed. This will give you time to wake up. Most importantly, don’t pick up your phone to scroll through social media. It will only make your brain agitated, leaving your body still asleep.

Step 4: Drink a glass of water in its entirety

Water, water, and water again! Drink a glass of water, room temperature. Not in one gulp, of course. Water hydrates you, and you need that because the lack of it in your body causes fatigue and headache. Moreover, it helps your stomach wake up, and that buddy has the potential to have your entire organism up and running.

Step 5: Get dressed in your workout clothes

Clothes we wear project a particular image not only for others but for us as well. When you put on your sweatshirt and sweatpants, grab your running shoes, you have no other way than to go ahead and start your workout. The author suggests that instead of a shower, you can break a sweat.
In order to optimize your ability, morning exercise is important because it brings you into a peak mental, physical, and emotional state so that you can win the day. ~ Hal Elrod

Convince yourself to keep quiet

Hal Elrod walked us through 5 easy techniques that will help you wake up effectively. Yet, the question of unwanted life remains valid. Waking up in the morning, you may feel full of regret for unfulfilled potential right in the middle of your mediocre and somewhat miserable life. You cannot live for years, ignoring how you feel. Some of us lack the willpower to face our problems; others wish they could do it but don’t know how to. Here, the Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S. come into play. These caps stand for six inspiring, meaningful, and transformative daily practices. They will help you develop one or several aspects of your life — physical, spiritual, intellectual, etc. What is more, by practicing your chosen routine thoroughly, you will be able to figure out what holds you back in life. Empowered with this knowledge about your-self, you will be able to move on to living the way you want to.
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