Hi. I have noticed some of you have mental and emotional struggles. I have my issues too. Depression, Underachiever, procrastinator, unhappy with my life yaddi-yadda Quite often I use gaming as a distraction. Not just gaming but thinking of games!. Something we do here all the time.
I used to laugh at self help books when I was young and troll but I dont anymore. There is a book I I think it works. The Miracle Morning. It is super basic really, you wake up early in the morning and allocate the first hour of the day for self development practices.
It is good because
- it creates a healthy habit
- you no longer wake up just to go to work or uni or whatever, you don’t wake up like an slave anymore, you just wake up to have a great time where you help yourself.
- The fact of dedicating the first hour to improve yourself makes you gain self esteem and confidence
The practices to follow during this hour are very standard, nothing fancy here. Meditation, Affirmations, Visualization, Reading, Journaling and Physical Exercises. The book gives you a baseline dedicating a few pages to each but obviously it is up to you to decided how to spend that time.
I have been waking up at 5 AM (almost) every morning this week. I’m becoming a believer I am beginning to feel really good. It is not as hard as it sounds. Actually because you dont go to work you kinda anticipate it, yes even if you are not a “morning person”
In this video the Author, Hal Elrod explains the whole idea, it is long but interesting and a good introduction to the book. (323) Hal Elrod - “The Miracle Morning” - YouTube
But if that is a bit too long just look up “The Miracle Morning” On youtube , there are loads of videos about it
I am happy to maintain the thread. And welcome other forumites to join the club so we can I have some knowledge on meditation, not so much on Affirmations and visualizations but they are simple techniques really.