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Healthy Morning Habits

How we start our morning impacts the rest of our day, and in my book a healthy morning routine is essential for our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Looking to start implementing some healthy morning habits? Then consider trying to use the S.A.V.ER.S method below.


Hal Elrod, the author of “The Miracle Morning” recommends using the S.A.V.E.R.S method to start your day off on the right foot. This acronym stands for silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing. These action steps work hand and hand to support you with having a successful day. Now let's break these elements down.

  • Silence. Start every morning with intentional silence.

    • Deep breathing

    • Meditation

    • Prayer

    • Gratitude

    • Reflection

  • Affirmations. Program yourself to be confident and successful.

    • Create your affirmations by journaling your answers to these:

      • What you want your ideal self and life to look like

      • Why you want it

      • Who you need to be to achieve this

      • What you are committed to doing to attain this

      • Add inspirational quotes

    • Read your affirmations daily

    • Add to your affirmations as you grow and evolve

    • Reflect on or journal what you love about yourself

    • Write down your strengths

    • Tap into your emotions while doing your daily affirmations

  • Visualization. Imagine what you want to accomplish and mentally rehearse what action steps you will need to take to achieve it.

    • Get in a comfortable position, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and envision you accomplishing what you want and what you are doing to achieve it.

  • Exercise. Move your body.

    • Stretching

    • Yoga

    • Pilates

    • Walking

    • Running

    • Biking

    • Dancing

    • Strength training

  • Reading. Warm your mind up and learn from the experts.

    • Do a daily devotional

    • Read something you are interested in

    • Read a self-improvement book

    • Read something uplifting and positive

    • Read your journal entries

    • Read some motivational quotes

  • Scribing. Writing enables you to document your insights, ideas, successes, opportunities, and lessons learned, which in return supports you with growing into the best version of yourself.

    • Journal your behaviors

    • Track your progress

    • Write down your goals

    • Create a gratitude list

    • Journal your why and vision

    • Jot down a to do list for the day

    • Journal your feelings

    • Write down any ideas

    • Journal your successes, challenges, and what you learned

6 Minute S.A.V.E.R.S

Are you not a morning person or pressed for time?…I totally understand! Consider trying this short and sweet morning routine. Try to do each action step below for one minute. You will only need six additional minutes total.

  1. Sit in silence and take some deep breaths or pray

  2. Read your affirmations or write some down

  3. Visualize what it will look and feel like when you reach your goals

  4. Write down what you are grateful for

  5. Read a daily devotional

  6. Move your body (stretch, dance, walk in place, do some jumping jacks, etc.)

Other Simple Morning Routine Ideas:

We've already discussed: deep breathing, meditation, prayer, gratitude, reflection, daily affirmations, visualization, moving the body, reading, and journaling. Below are some other simple morning routine ideas. Even just doing something that makes you feel good for one minute can have a positive impact on your day.

  • Notice how your feet feel grounded on the floor when you rise

  • Brush your teeth mindfully

  • Wash your face

  • Drink a cup of hot lemon water or glass of cold water

  • Take a hot shower

  • Make your bed

  • Open the blinds

  • Crack the window and take a deep breath of fresh air

  • Cuddle your pet

  • Hug your kid or spouse

  • Give your spouse a kiss

  • Step outside and appreciate nature

  • Listen to your favorite song

  • Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea

  • Eat a nutritious breakfast

  • Put on an outfit that makes you feel confident

  • Put some essential oils on

  • Smell a flower

  • Light a candle

  • Leave a nice note for your kid or spouse

  • Say I love you or thank you to someone

Have a healthy and happy week Everyone!

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