The following is my review of Morning Ritual Mastery by Stefan Pylarinos of Project Life Mastery. The homepage of the course asks the question – How Did You Feel When You Woke Up This Morning? Did you feel energized, excited and passionate, like you couldn’t wait to start the day? Or did you feel stressed, tired, maybe even anxious about the day?
The course starts off by asking the viewer the following questions:
- You hit the snooze button before you wake up
- Stress overtakes you before you get into the day
- The pressure to do everything and meet your goals stops you from enjoying the morning
- Reactions to what the day will bring sets in
- Exhaustion and a feeling of being tired sets in
If you answered yes to one of the following questions you need to improve your morning ritual. The goal of MRM is to change your state when waking up to make you more proactive instead of reactive.
Morning Ritual Mastery is meant to be watched over 7 days, so there are 7 modules and 2 bonus modules.
Each day has a video that lasts between 10 and 20 minutes, an mp3 version of the lesson so it can be listened to on the go (maybe commuting to work), as well as a printable worksheet with the days’ assignment. These usually take the form of questions the viewer needs to ask themself or actions they need to complete for the day. The worksheets can be completed in 5-15 minutes usually.
In Day 1 of Morning Ritual Mastery Stefan asks the viewer to think about what their current morning ritual is right now. And is what they currently do helping or hindering them. He also asks the viewer to consider what negative/limiting beliefs may be holding. Stefan then asks you to consider how having a good morning ritual may help.
For Day 2 Stefan goes into how important exercise and what you eat and drink is important to how you feel about yourself and the world around you (your state). This lesson focuses on what can you do every morning to make yourself feel better every day. The viewer is also told how doing things such as smiling can help to improve your state and the research behind how smiling can make you a happier person. Finally, Stefan delves into how important hydration is to both your physical and mental health.
The next day focuses on affirmations and how they can help to raise your mood and help you to achieve your goals. Stefan also asks you to ask yourself a list of empowering questions related to gratitude for example: What am I excited about in my life right now?
Stefan also gives the viewer a list of affirmations that you can use every day. I picked my 3 favourites affirmations and still use them to this day, my favourite is I will improve 1% each day and give myself pleasure for tiny progress.
Some examples of affirmations are:
- I am a positive confident person.
- I have a good life.
- I have a lot to be thankful for in my life.
- I always achieve my goals.
- Today is going to be a good day.
Day 4 goes into several rituals that you can choose from that can allow you to nurture and connect with that deeper part of yourself. This focuses on gratitude and how being grateful for small things in life make you a more positive and more balanced person. Things that you can be grateful for can be things such as:
- I’m grateful for my health.
- I’m grateful for my family and friends.
- I’m grateful for my home.
- I’m grateful for a warm bed to sleep in.
Today’s lesson focuses on how to put everything you’ve learned so far. Stefan asks you to construct your own Morning Ritual. It doesn’t have to be a long morning ritual, mine is only 3-5 minutes per day. Then once you’ve done this you need to write out a step by step representation of your morning ritual. Then you can start doing your morning ritual every day. After a few weeks, you will start to see a pattern to your behaviour, for example, do you always miss Wednesdays and Thursday? Why is that? How can you avoid this happening in the future?
Day 6 starts by asking you how you feel and if you feel any different after starting a morning ritual. In this lesson, Stefan asks you to try doing a 15 minute morning ritual that he has created to get a good idea of what a good morning ritual looks like.
On the final day, Stefan goes into how to make sure morning rituals are permanently a part of your life. Also how it becomes a habit if you do it every day. Some studies say 21-30 days for a habit to form so that is how long you’ll have to do this new morning ritual for it to stick.
Conclusion & Is Morning Ritual Mastery For You?
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this course and have found it useful. I first went through this course about 2 years ago and have kept up my 5 minute morning ritual almost every day ever since. If you struggle with motivation first thing in the morning or wake up in a bad mood I recommend this course for you.
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