I love a good book recommendation. I would love it even more if I had more time to read as reading has been a favorite hobby since I was a young child. Well, the latest book recommendation may help me find a little more time for that, too or at least a way to make progress on a book even if it’s a few minutes a day. “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM” by Hal Elrod is such an insightful book and gives a great strategy for starting the day.
I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with anxiety, depression or any obstacle in life. In fact, Elrod talks about “The Miracle Morning” being born out of a time in his life when he was feeling depressed. One of the parts that I see as most helpful is taking control of your own thoughts and life which improves negative feelings. It teaches how to develop and utilize a morning routine, focusing on healthy activities to start your day.
Like I routinely remind my clients, it takes 30 days for an activity to become a habit and when relief from anxiety or depression is what you need, it is important to try something outside of your comfort zone. I would encourage you to just try it. I will be. I am NOT a morning person! I have had to overcome this in some ways with having children and needing to get my professional day started but it does not come easily! But if anything can reframe that thought or identification of “not being a morning person”, I think that it would be this book. I will be giving it my best effort and the positive results that it can yield should be apparent.
Changing your life and making a routine is often recommend to clients who want to avoid the discomfort that comes along with anxiety and depression. Of course, with both conditions or symptoms finding motivation is more difficult than it would otherwise be. In some cases, it is possible to find the strength to push through that low motivation and implement a change. Even if you just change one small part of your day.