Last January I read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Hal takes you through his morning routine that sets you up for an awesome day.
This routine has six customizable steps: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, and scribing – SAVERS for short. Each of the savers adds something different to your morning that helps kick start your day. I highly recommend reading the book.
Ever since reading the book I’ve done my best to do something that resembles the miracle morning every day. It’s come and gone multiple times but I always find I feel better about my day if I do it.
But why am I talking about the Miracle Morning on a blog about paganism and witchcraft?
Because it’s important to have daily routines, especially when it comes to spirituality and a magical practice.
Plus a lot of the miracle morning practices are things witchy people already do!
Why should you have a daily morning routine?
There are so many benefits to developing a routine to start your day with.
- People with a morning routine tend to be more focused and successful.
- It sets the tone for your day.
- It’s time for YOU.
- You create productive momentum.
- Having a set routine means less decisions to spend energy on.
There’s some statistic floating around that says the most successful people wake up at 5 am.
I don’t know about you, but that’s a little extreme for me.
Find what works for you and your schedule. Start by waking up 20 minutes before you normally would and gradually increase that if you find you need more time
Why do I want to add magic?
I already know I benefit from having a morning routine, but I feel like I’ll be able to get more out of it if I add some magic to it.
If I want to have magic throughout my day, and I do, then it makes sense to start out my day with it to get in the right gear. In general, doing witchy things every day helps remind me that it’s there. It helps me stay in touch with that side of me that is still developing.
When I take days off from exploring my witchiness, I start to feel a little out of touch. Consistency is definitely key, especially in formative stages.
I want more magic in my life and my morning routine is where I want to start.
I’m going to take my time with this, one saver per month, so I can explore different options and find what works for me. I encourage you to join me!
Basics of SAVERS
I’ve tried other strategies for making my own morning routines in the past, but The Miracle Morning is what really clicked for me. I love that it touches on multiple things to give a very well rounded start to the day.
So I figured that would be the best framework to use for my magical morning routine.
I won’t go in to too much detail about the savers here, every part of this system will get it’s own post at the beginning of each month. But here’s a very brief, mundane description of them:
Silence – Anything that involves being in silence, like meditation or prayer.
Affirmations – Positive statements about you and your life, things you want to come true.
Visualization – Imagining your ideal life
Exercise – Moving your body however you like
Reading – Read for pleasure, personal development, to learn, whatever you need.
Scribing – Some sort of reflection based writing.
These activities are all things that help you move forward in your life. It isn’t just about the routine, it’s about making progress, something else I love about the system!
This month I’ll be focusing on the first part, silence, and exploring how I can take a magical approach to it. Watch out for the post about it on Monday!
Have you ever read the Miracle Morning? Do you have some other morning routine that you do? Tell me about it in the comments!