What if you could wake up tomorrow and any – or EVERY – area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change?

How would you feel if you were in control of your IBS?

Mike Lawrence, one of the charity’s wellbeing advisers, has reviewed and recommends The Miracle Morning, a book by Hal Erod.

Hal believes it is possible to make small changes that will help transform your life and, therefore, how you live with IBS. He recommends introducing a morning routine to help you start the day feeling positive, energised, motivated and focused.

In his book The Miracle Morning Elrod talks of the six habits that will transform your life before 8am. He uses the acronym SAVERS.

And here they are.

S – Silence. Start your day with silence. You could take a few deep breaths, meditate, practice mindfulness, or repeat a mantra. The point of this habit is to start your day with calm clarity and a peaceful mind.

A – Affirmations. We all know the importance of positive self-talk. The second habit of the Miracle Morning will allow you to begin the day with encouraging words which will motivate you to go after your goals with a feeling of confidence and belief.

V – Visualising. With the third habit of the Miracle Morning, you’ll be taking a moment to see yourself in your mind’s eye going through your day, doing what needs to be done, and making things happen.

E – Exercise. The fourth habit is to exercise, to get your heart pumping and get oxygen flowing to your brain. It will wake up your body and prepare your brain to meet the challenges the day will undoubtedly bring.

R – Reading. We all know that input determines output. By adding the morning habit of reading you’ll be starting the day by filling your brain with inspirational words and/or knowledge that will help you to accomplish your daily to-do list.

S – Scribing. The habit of journaling will allow you to clarify your thoughts and feelings by putting them down on paper.

“How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life.

“Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life—in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life.

“By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.” – Hal Elrod

If you want to try something new that might change your IBS and your life for the better, why not try introducing a morning routine?

If you would like to read more, The Morning Miracle is available from all good bookshops, libraries and audio providers. It has been reviewed and recommended by our health and wellbeing adviser Mike Lawrence.

Have you read it? Have you introduced changes? We’d love to hear. Please email liz@theibsnetwork.org with your success stories.