The Miracle Morning

The book that gave me the time and motivation to create HappinessPal

I have been asked quite some times now about how HappinessPal came to be. While there is no simple answer to this question, it surely has to do with a bunch of books I read about self-motivation and happiness. I will share more about these books at a later point in time on this blog, but today I want to talk about one book in particular:

The Miracle Morning - by Hal Elrod

This amazing book motivates you to get up early in the day and follow six practices - which the author calls ‘SAVERS’ (for Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing).

When I was reading this book, I was already familiar with the magic that these practices can do for your life. The real benefit for me - and this is also the reason I recommend the book to everybody - were the chapters about how to get out of bed in the morning, even when you haven’t seen yourself as a ‘morning person’ before. Having hit the snooze button on my alarm multiple times in the morning before reading the book, I now wake up to my favorite tunes and can’t wait to work on my app, my website, or whatever gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Channeling the idea into an App

Giving me such a positive impact on my life, I decided I wanted to share this experience with as many people as possible. And since I am a developer, an app was the obvious choice. And thanks to Hal, I now had one additional hour available every morning.

You will find that Hal’s ‘SAVERS’ are all presented within the ‘Big 7’ of HappinessPal. The additional practice in HappinessPal is Gratitude, which I think is also important to become a happier person. Another difference in HappinessPal is that you can decide when to follow up on your practices. For me, journaling was always something for the end of the day.

Get the Book(s)

In the meantime, Hal has written some follow-up material on his initial ‘The Miracle Morning’ book. You can find everything under the following link:
Miracle Morning Books

And there is also a companion website:

Thanks, Hal, for your amazing work!!