I don't do any work. I don't look at any emails. I try not to look at social media at all until we're at breakfast or even after breakfast that hour and a half is just for myself. Hey guys, just coming to you real quick. We want to talk about our morning routine and what we do to get in the right headspace to make the most effective to be most effective in the day. So like what kinds of things do you do? Crystal? Well, I've been starting to get up an hour earlier. Yeah. I noticed that you are all about your morning routine much more so than I am and I need to get there. Yeah, you hate it whenever I wake up early and try not to wake you up, but you know, I wake up an hour earlier and go into the other room. I actually get my oatmeal and my hot tea and my pre-workout and I head upstairs and get into my little meditation room, which is just our bonus room. But sit there and I read for 30 minutes while I'm eating my oatmeal letting that get in my stomach. Then I start doing my journal. While I'm doing my journalism, I am drinking my pre-workout. So then the Pre-Workout starts setting in and then I take a minute to meditate and do affirmations.
And so before my workout, I bring John a cup of coffee. I do that and then I go downstairs. I work out. Once I worked out then I come inside I make my smoothie make us breakfast and then we sit down and have breakfast with each other and I don't do any work. I don't look at any emails. I try not to look at social media at all until we're at breakfast or even after breakfast that time is just for myself. What do you do for affirmations? I mean that word, affirmation, means a lot of things to a lot of different people. So like what does it mean for you? What do you do?
So I struggle a lot with believing in myself and always wanting like always afraid of being wrong. So I always just it's the same affirmation every day until like I get it in my head.
I am strong.
I am smart.
I am brave because I have a hard time of definitely just taken the ropes on things.
The other ones are I am intentional because for 2020 my word is intentional. I want to be more purposeful with what I am doing in my life and then I love myself. I think those five affirmations that I tell myself everyday help really some of the anxiety and stress that I have on a daily basis.
So I've read the book The Morning Miracle by Hal Elrod (https://amzn.to/385tKmY)
And if you haven't read that book check it out. It's definitely a good read. It's fast reading probably a day or two and it's very good. It's very informative and he's very thoughtful and about why he does what he does how talks about seven.
Different things he does in the morning meditation affirmations scribing exercise. There's a list of seven of them and obviously, I don't know all seven of them all the top of my head because I don't do all seven of them. I've actually adapted my own from his you know, The Morning miracle.
I do my own morning miracle. And basically I'm waking up and I'll meditate for a few minutes whether that's just me sitting trying to wake up half asleep still I'm sitting quietly collecting my own thoughts. Either that or I'm actually like doing like a meditation something like that. I do something to start off with that way get myself in the headspace. I need to start the day, I try to exercise every day and I'm using that term loosely. I'm just trying to elevate my heart rate a little bit. Even if it's just, you know hanging out 50 squats or max out push-ups or actually it going to hit the gym for a hard workout. You know, I'm just trying to get my butt blood pumping to get those endorphins rushing.
I'm also a big fan of affirmations just like Crystal what affirmations do you use? So do you mind sharing of course? I don't mind sharing mine is more about programming self-conscious. There is power there and it's one of those underlying principles across a lot of different books. I'll buy a lot of different authors over, you know decades and centuries of writing.
The subconscious has power and so things I repeat to myself emphatically and you know, very convincingly, you know, I repeat the net worth that I'm trying to get to myself. I repeat outlandish goals that I've set for myself this year. I try and give myself lines, I tell myself over and over again that I am where I want to be that I am going to be where I want to be.
Yeah, so my affirmations are a little bit different than your affirmations and that's because I write down at like I do the same thing but I write it down in a journal. So I have 10 goals that I want to accomplish but I write them down as if I've already accomplished them, so like one of them is I have like I ran a 5k. I haven't run a 5k, I've barely run a mile, but I want to make that one of my goals. So I write it down his if it's already happened. So he's just doing it in his head to wear as I'm writing it down. Well actually say it out loud. Okay. Okay, so you're saying it out loud, but I think that that helps. Yeah, if you hear it and say it'll help program. I think yeah more so you should just start writing it down so you can also so see it see it hear it say it and it's the very touch it. So anyway, also, we do our morning routine separately. We try not to be in the room together if he's in the room, then I'll end up going into the office and doing my routine in the office or vice versa. You can't really do your morning routine with somebody because your morning routine is about you and you really need to focus on yourself.
It's a very personal time. We work out together and it's probably the only morning routine that we have if you work out in the morning, usually, you don't.
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