The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod – Transform Your Day in 6 Minutes

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod – Transform Your Day in 6 Minutes

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod – Transform Your Day in as Little as 6 Minutes

Sick of rolling out of bed day after day…serial snoozing your alarm and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and scattered all day long?

Want to live your best life not just exist?

Here’s a fantastic framework for doing just that called SAVERS by Hal Elrod, author of Morning Miracles.

“Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to choose one over the other.” “Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

1. S for Silence – Instead of hitting the snooze button, then rushing through the day stressed and overwhelmed, invest time just sitting in purposeful silence. As you sit in silence, you relax your body, quieten your mind and allow your stress to melt away. Developing a deeper sense of clarity, purpose and direction.

It could be a prayer of gratitude and appreciation, listening to a meditation app for 10 minutes, breathing deeply and centering yourself with feet on the floor for 2 minutes.


2. A for Affirmations – Affirm with emotion & feeling statements to remind you of your unlimited potential, your most important goals and the actions that are required today to achieve them. Reminding yourself of how capable you are motivates you. Touching on which actions you must take, re-energises you to focus on doing what’s necessary today to move you towards where you desire.
This may be “How can I lovingly improve on the greatness that already exists?”, “Life is happening for me not to me”, “I am gratitude. I am courage”. Find one that sits right with you then develop and add to it over time.


3. V for Visualisation – Now close your eyes and visualise what it will look like and feel like when you reach your goals or desires. Seeing your ideal vision increases your belief that it’s possible and your desire to make it a reality. Your brain does not know the difference.


4. E for Exercise – Move your body to increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. This could be as little as 5 minutes or ideally 20-30 minutes. The aim is to raise your heart rate, generate energy, alertness and focus.

I personally stretch for 5 minutes each morning, then get my heart rate up by jogging, skipping, pilates, strength training either arms, abs, butt/legs for a total of 20-30 minutes. Do what suits your body.


5. R for Reading – Listen, read or watch something inspiring that helps you learn a new idea or concept that you can incorporate into the day to improve your relationships, mindset or work. This can take just 5 minutes or 1 page. Youtube can be wonderful here.

Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, Shaun Achor…….and so so many more.


6. S for Scribing – Write in your journal 3 things you are grateful for, 1 thing you are proud about yourself and top 1-3 things you are committed to creating that day. By doing this you create clarity and motivation that you need to take action.


Start today.

How would you feel if this is how you started the beginning of each day.

How would the quality of your day & your life improve?

Make it a must and watch your life soar and your dreams come to fruition.

Start with as little as 1 minute for each of these steps. I personally wrap it all into my hour of power each morning.

Taking 30 minutes for exercise & 10-20 mins for silent meditation, the rest in few minute blocks. The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod

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7 Top Tips For Maintaining Healthy Habits

How can I maintain healthy habits?

Yes, Maintaining Healthy Habits, can feel overwhelming at times but the most successful people maintain momentum through daily and weekly rituals.

Here are the key mindset fundamentals for success.

1. Aim for progress NOT perfection. Small consistent changes in the right direction are key.

2. Celebrate your successes – daily, weekly. This can be easier if you record them or have an accountability buddy. Ie, weekly or monthly weigh-in & measurements, food and exercise diary.

3. Identify key habits that keep you on track – such as getting enough sleep (in bed by 10 pm), exercising daily, planning meals and cook ups each Sunday.

4. Create daily rituals. Ie, 2 glasses water on rising, exercise before breakfast.

5. Lose the excuses and stories. If you fall off the wagon, dust yourself off and get straight back up there. This is building your resilience and persistence. Getting off track can reinforce how nice on track is.

6. Not working for you – find another way. There are many paths to the same outcome. Have an injury or setback, modify to accommodate it and keep going. Momentum is key.

7. Visualize daily where you want to go. Hook into the feeling of being there – put a name to it. Is it strong, vibrant, energized, clear………? Seeing the  destination gives you something to aim for, but it’s the person who you become along the way that really matters.

Research suggests that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight takes a long-term commitment. Rapid weight loss is more likely to be temporary. It also puts you at greater risk of regaining the weight you lost, plus more.

You need to focus on what works in the long run. This means viewing healthy habits not as something you adopt for a few months, but as ongoing changes to your lifestyle. – Australian Government – Department of Health

Hope that helped.

Julie Smethurst (Feeling Great Naturopath)

Naturopathic Doctor Melbourne – 5 Tips To Keeping Your Healthy Winter Motivation Alive

Naturopathic Doctor Melbourne – 5 Tips To Keeping Your Healthy Winter Motivation Alive

Naturopathic Doctor Melbourne – 5 Tips To Keeping Your Healthy Winter Motivation Alive

Naturopathic Doctor Melbourne  – Winter is a time of eating warm comfort foods, snuggling under doonas and cosy open fires.  So no wonder, heat seeking beings like ourselves find it hard to pry ourselves outdoors as the thermostat drops. When leaving the house is optional. The resolve for fun must be essential!


Naturopath Mental Health – Six Human Needs

Naturopath Mental Health – Six Human Needs

Naturopath Mental Health  – Our needs create desire and motive. Why do human beings do the things they do?

All human beings are driven by the same six fundamental needs, which shape all of our emotions, actions, qualities of life, and ultimately, our destinies.

There are also six fundamental needs that everyone has in common, and all behaviour is simply an attempt to meet those six needs.


The Six Human Needs

1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure. Security, survival.

2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuli.

3. Significance: feeling unique, important, special or needed.

4. Connection/Love: a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something.

5. Growth: an expansion of capacity, capability or understanding.

6. Contribution: a sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others.


What differs among each of us is how we value these needs. Are we driven primarily by certainty and significance? Connection and contribution? Variety and growth?

What we value shows up in how we live every part of our life. For instance, the person who values variety will have a very different life to someone who values certainty.

The means by which people meet these six human needs are unlimited.

For example, the need for certainty some people pursue by striving to control all aspects of their lives, while others do it by giving up control and adopting a philosophy of faith.

Variety makes us feel alive and engaged.

Then there’s the desire for significance—a belief that one’s life has meaning and importance. Some individuals will pursue this need by competing with others, or by destroying and tearing down those around them.

Others may strive to fulfil this need through connection with other human beings.

The force of life is the drive for fulfilment; we all have a need to experience a life of meaning.

Fulfillment can only be achieved through a pattern of living in which we focus on two spiritual needs: 1) the need to continuously grow, and 2) the need to contribute beyond ourselves in a meaningful way.

All dysfunctional behaviours arise from the inability to consistently meet these needs. When our attempts to reach fulfilment fail, we will settle for comfort—or for meeting our needs on a small scale.

The idea is to look to replace any dis-empowering ways of meeting your needs with things that empower and support you and others.

Which needs tend to show up most in your life, particularly when you are experiencing stress, fear, angst, or difficulty? Where do you spend most of your time in your relationship and in other areas of your life?

Naturopath Mental Health – What is the primary driving force of your life? What needs do you value most?

 The secret is to understand where you truly are and how it impacts your life so that you can ultimately learn to expand the choices available to you to create fulfilment.


Understanding these needs, and which ones you are trying to meet in any given moment, can help you create new patterns that lead to lasting fulfillment – Tony Robbins


There is no greater force in your life to direct your destiny than the needs you value most.

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