Lately, I have been obsessed with self-help resources. In that obsession I recently discovered Robin Sharma. Per his website, he “is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery … Sharma's books such as The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists internationally and his social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, making him a true global phenomenon for helping people do brilliant work, thrive amid change and realize their highest leadership…”
I discovered his Youtube Channel. I stumbled upon this video below. I was in the search of how to improve my work productivity. I believe it popped up as a recommended video while playing “Study/work with me” videos (which i LOVE).
Then, i decided to read his book “The 5 AM Club.”
I am already an early riser. I love early mornings and morning stillness. But, I found that even though I woke up early… I still felt that I didn’t have enough time to do all the things I wanted to do in my morning routine before hopping out the door for work: skincare routine, makeup, hair, exercise, reading, meditating, morning pages, daily tarot, daily prayer, etc.
Robin breaks down this idea of a holy hour at 5 AM that he calls the, 5 AM Club, into 3 essential parts: move, reflect, & learn. After practicing things his way, i’ve added some modifications and have named my holy hour, My Power Hour.
After my power hour, i feel energized and ready to take on the day. Here’s what my practice looks like.
O N E : M E D I T A T I O N
I typically do 5 to 10 mins.
I start off every morning with Headspace (not sponsored at all, but hey, sponsor me :D). I recently finished their Self-Esteem 30-day pack and really felt the benefits of daily mediation.
The best part about head space is that it teaches you HOW to meditate by using different techniques like noting and visualization.
T W O : M O V E
After getting my headspace clear and using deep breaths to wake me, I jump into one of three activities 1) Yoga, 2) Low-impact Cardio or 3) a long outdoor walk.
Sunrise Yoga with Adriene
HASfit Cardio Workout
T H R E E : R E F L E C T
Now that my brain is fully alert, it’s time to use this waking energy to realign my intentions, connect with my intuition, and clear out some head and heart space.
The first thing I do is take a couple minutes to review my vision board, my daily mantra, and review my habit tracker in my bullet journal. This review always helps guide me into my writing session. Reminding me of what emotions or fears may be getting in the way of progress or reminding me to practice gratitude.
Second, i set a time for 15 to 20 mins to write.
F O U R : L E A R N
Lastly, I either pick up a personal development book, listen to a podcast or ted talk, or watch an educational youtube video. I’ll take notes to help me remember what I learned and what I need to adjust in my life.
I HIGHLY recommend the following:
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Gentle Rebel Podcast with Andy Mort
and this TED Talk.
Wanna join me in practicing a daily power hour? Come follow me on Instagram for daily reminders.
What time management tips can you share with me? I’m always open for new ideas in personal improvement.