Confession, I read self-help/development books. It’s weird to admit in public, I am fascinated by some of the concepts and just how simple they can be. I’ve long been a fan of going to the gym in the morning as it does definitely wake you up for the day. No coffee needed!
Hal Elrod went from zero to bestseller, having come out of coma after a car crash. Years later he then lost a lot of his savings during the stock market crash. He is honest in how depression affected him but also what he tried to do to combat it. His mantra is Life SAVERS, silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and scribing which he suggests doing every morning, either for a minute each or a full hour.
I don’t think I could get out of bed an hour early, but am interested to see what happens if I try the 6 minute version and then proceed to the gym. It’s easy to talk yourself into a mindset, telling myself I think I’m going to fail an exam, is never really going to end well!
“It’s been said that the first hour is the rudder of the day. If I’m lazy or haphazard in my actions during the first hour after I wake up, I tend to have a fairly lazy and unfocused day. But if I strive to make that first hour optimally productive, the rest of the day tends to follow suit.”
Does anyone have any recommendations for other good self help books?