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How would you rate the quality of your morning routine?
... Do you have a morning routine?
Or do you just stumble blindly toward the coffee pot and hope for the best?
Kidding aside, how you start your day largely determines the trajectory and success of the entire day. It can be a hectic time. Work. Getting kids ready for school. Breakfast. To-do lists. For many people, it's total chaos.
For others, it's a mindless routine that moves them toward whatever obligation pops up first. But there's one thing you can do for a perfect morning routine. Every time. It only takes 5 or 10 minutes.
And respected research publications such as American Psychology and the Journal of Comparative Neurology have published findings that show it leads to:
It’s called gratitude journaling.
Now wait.. before rolling your eyes, let's consider the facts:
Studies show gratitude journaling not only helps you become a happier person, it also improves productivity and mental toughness
A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam War Veterans with higher levels of gratitude had a lower chance of suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And a 2003 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that gratitude was a major factor in personal resilience following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Gratitude not only makes you happier. It makes you tougher. More resilient. And more capable of dealing with stress in a positive way.
Dr. Robert A. Emmons is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on gratitude. Regarding a long-term research study of gratitude and its effects on human health, Dr. Emmons made some astounding discoveries:
"Participants who kept gratitude lists were more likely to have made progress toward important personal goals (academic, interpersonal and health-based) over a two-month period compared to subjects in the other experimental conditions."
Researchers have also shown biochemical relationships between gratitude and dopamine—a neurotransmitter that plays a critical role in energy levels and nervous system health. Feelings of gratitude activate brain regions associated with this “feel good hormone”, boosting well-being.
The research and historical practice literature for gratitude is overwhelming. It boosts happiness, mental toughness, and productivity And if you do it at the right time, it can transform your entire day—and your life.
But here's the problem: most people are rarely in the mood to thank their lucky stars first thing in the morning. Let alone make it a ritual.
To solve this problem, we assembled a streamlined guided journal that takes less than 10 minutes to complete. And it's not just about gratitude. It's about being clear about what you want from the day. What you plan to accomplish.
And it's about getting all the junk bouncing out of your head and onto paper. (We call this the "mind dump.")
The Sunrise Manifesto helps you accomplish these aims, fitting easily into your morning routine. All you have to do is place the journal somewhere you can't miss it...
Next to the coffee pot.
On top of your laptop.
Next to your running shoes.
Then, take a few moments to fill out the prompts and jot down any loose thoughts bouncing around your head. It's so easy to use that it practically completes itself. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you take a proactive, direct approach to your morning. This is THE morning routine for productivity, well-being, and clarity.
Clear up 'mind clutter' & organize thinking.
Balance productivity & gratitude.
And jumpstart your day.
This category-busting morning journal is founded upon one philosophy: how you start your day largely determines how successful your day will be—and your level of happiness as you move through it.
It has 3 sections: The Daily Manifesto, Daily Mind Clutter, and the Weekly Review.
By focusing first on gratitude, you jump-start your day while improving overall feelings of well-being.
We all have an abundance of things, people, and circumstances in our life that we should be thankful for—but take for granted. Regularly reminding ourselves of these blessings isn’t just a “New Age” practice—it’s rooted in good science (Positive Psychology). And proven to make you happier.
The Daily Manifesto combines gratitude practice with a minimalist approach to productivity – asking you a few simple questions that keep you focused on what is important.
The short journaling exercise you’ll perform each morning instantly lowers stress levels by exporting “mind clutter” out of your head – and onto paper.
Do you ever wake up and immediately feel stress, even before the day begins? Or, do you often get side-tracked first thing in the morning? And find yourself slogging through your day without a clear purpose?
This is exactly why the Daily Mind Clutter section was incorporated into the Sunrise Manifesto. Regularly exporting unorganized thoughts and ideas out of your head and onto paper is one of the best ways to instantly focus your thinking.
While this concept seems simple enough, it proves incredibly difficult to consistently employ. That’s why the Sunrise Manifesto was designed with a minimalist approach—so you can hit the ground running each morning after only a few moments of purposeful, directed thought.
Minimum input. Maximum reward.
THE WEEKLY REVIEW: PRODUCTIVITY PLANNING
Each week you’ll be guided through a simple Weekly Review that allows you to (1) identify the most important projects and goals in your life, (2) outline a clear outcome, and (3) set up the next 1-3 crucial action steps.
This weekly process serves as your compass, ensuring your actions align with your highest priorities, week to week. Like the Daily sections, the Weekly Review only takes a few minutes to complete.
The Sunrise Manifesto Guided Morning Journal is the only journal designed to boost both happiness and work efficiency. Combing the two crucial elements of a balanced, successful life.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
Like all of SaltWrap’s health and fitness products, the Sunrise Manifesto is backed by our 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our guided morning journal, simply contact us for a full refund of your purchase.
We only ask that you give the journal one solid week of application. Within a week, you’ll find yourself less stressed and more mindful. While also consistently accomplishing the few important objectives in your life.
Try the Sunrise Manifesto today – and take confidence in our 100% Money Back Guarantee.
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.