If you get to know me, you’ll come to understand that I’m on a mission to help people live their bold vision. In order for me to best do this, I must practice what I preach. In order for me to practice what I preach, I need to have the right mindset. I have a pretty healthy mindset, however if I’m not careful I can get stressed, anxious, fearful, worried, doubtful etc… We’re human after all and life can be challenging. The best way to get your mind right is to be proactive. I wrote an article, 5 Tips to Guard Your Mental Consumption a bit back that shared ideas for guarding what you let your mind consume. Your subconscious digests whatever you feed it as it has no filter. Feeding your brain better content is a great start, but it is also important to proactively work on jump starting your brain with the right mindset and energy.
I’ve always been inspired by people that hold the right mindset, recently I caught wind of The 6 Minute Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. He has a great book, website and resources sharing this concept.
The 6 Steps to The 6 Minute Miracle Morning
Minute One: Silence
This minute is really easy. You simply just aim to take a minute to quiet your mind and rest with a minute of meditation.
Minute Two: Affirmations
Believe in them or not, your subconscious does. When you read affirmations, your subconscious will record them and through time they will take root. Positive, affirming, affirmations can help you bring your thoughts, dreams and visions into reality.
Minute Three: Visualization
Did you know, when you continually visualize something repeatedly with emotion, belief and intent you are summoning what you envision to materialize in reality. Don’t just take my word for it, believe all the successful people in life who’ve achieved greatness. Use your imagination to visualize your vision in detail on a regular basis and be ready to live it. Alternatively focusing on your problems will keep bringing you problems.
Minute Four: Scribing
Studies have shown that physically writing things down gives them more power than just saying them, typing them or knowing them. The physical act of writing stimulates a bunch of cells at the base of the brain called the reticular activating system (RAS).
Minute Five: Reading
Reading stimulates your mind as well and can feed your mind with new ideas, new concepts and new strength… that is if you’re reading the right things. Find something to read that is positive, provides helpful information or that energizes you.
Minute Six: Exercise
There’s nothing like getting your blood flowing with a little bit of exercise. Get up, stretch, do some push-ups, sit-ups run or something to get your blood flowing.
Recommendation: Commit yourself to doing this for one week. Give it your best effort to make sure you do this each morning. Take an extra minute to journal how you feel about the day starting each morning and if you’re looking for extra credit, take a minute in the evening to journal how your day went. Then if you found your trial helpful, continue doing it as a daily ritual.
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What rituals or daily practices do you do that you recommend for others seeking to improve their mindset?