That "thing" for me right now is called the "Miracle Morning".
I first heard about the Miracle Morning on a bullet journal facebook group.
The Miracle Morning (Book cover to the left) was created by Hal Elrod, who has a story so incredible it borders on the unbelievable side of fiction.
There are many groups and articles around the internet about this technique, but I highly recommend the book itself, because I found it incredibly motivating.
But if you're looking to get started, the main idea behind this technique is taking time first thing in the morning for self improvement. Taking around an hour to devote at least ten minutes to each of the following.
It uses the technique called the "S.A.V.E.R.S.".
S - Silence = This is time for meditation, prayer, or just sitting quietly with your thoughts.
A - Affirmations = Yes. Talking to yourself into being the best version of you. (I have a pinterest board if you're looking for ideas.)
V - Visualization = This can be with vision boards, imagining yourself where you want to be, and mentally putting yourself there.
E - Exercise = Yeah. I know. This one is my least favorite.
R - Reading = This is the easiest one to do. ;)
S - Scribing = AKA Writing. Journaling, planning, writing fiction, anything. As long as you put words to paper or screen.
There are various Miracle Morning books Hal has put out. Versions for marketers, parents, and writers. I've read a few. And it's a great read when I realize I've fallen off the wagon.
With a crazy schedule this past week, I needed to get back on it.
I even snuck a re-release back out there!