It is often the last thing you do before you go to bed that has the most impact on your mood and energy levels for the day. This can often have a major impact on how you sleep.
Success is a conscious decision by successful people. It all starts with their mental and bodily health.
This is why bedtime rituals are so important for many people. It’s also why successful people don’t read before going to bed.
1. They are read
Experts agree that the last thing successful people do is read before they go to bed.
Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, author and editor of “You Can’t Be Serious!” He says that he has met many business leaders who read before going to bed. They even schedule it as a “non negotiable” item on their calendars. They don’t read only books for business or entertainment. Many people who are successful prefer to read diverse material because they believe it fuels creativity and passion.
While some people are successful, they use this time to read the news, check tech blogs or surf Reddit and Twitter. Others enjoy reading fiction and ancient philosophy.
2. Prepare a to-do list
Kerr says that it is crucial to clear your mind in order to get restful sleep. They often use this time to create a list of the things they would like to do next day, so that they don’t waste their nights thinking about them.
3. They spend time with their family
Michael Woodward, a doctor, organizational psychologist, and author of “The YOU Plan”, believes it is important to spend time with your partner, children, and dogs.
This is a common habit among highly successful people, according to Laura Vanderkam. While not everyone can get to bed with their partner at the same moment, it is a great way to communicate and share your day.
4. They reflect back on the day
Kerr states that successful people often take the time to reflect on three important events that occurred that day before going to bed. A gratitude journal helps people remember the positive changes they made in their lives that day, especially during difficult times.
Vanderkam says, “Taking a few moments to reflect on the day’s events can help you feel positive and grateful.”
5. They meditate
Many people who are successful use the time before bed to meditate. Dale Kurow, a New York executive coach, said it was a great way for the body to relax and the mind to calm down.
6. They try their best to get a restful night’s sleep.
Kerr says that successful people know the importance of getting good sleep. This is something that can often be costly for entrepreneurs and workaholics. To achieve this, you can go to bed every night. This is a key habit all sleep experts recommend in order to get a good night’s rest.
Vanderkam suggests setting an alarm so you are reminded to go to bed. He says, “The worst thing that you can do is to stay up late and then fall asleep in bed in the morning.” “Humans only have a finite amount of willpower. It is a waste of time arguing about when to get up.
7. Retire from work
Kerr says that only the most successful people work before going to bed. They avoid work-related emails and don’t check their inbox.
Woodward concurs, saying, “The last thing that you need is to lie in bed and think about the email your boss sent you.” You should allow yourself some time between the time you finished reading your last email and the time you go to bed. It is important to disconnect from work before you go to bed.
8. They go to sleep feeling happy
It is easy to get caught up in the trap of thinking back to the things you wish you had done differently. Regardless of how awful their day was, successful people try to avoid the negative spiral of self-complaint because they know it will only add stress to their lives.
Woodward says, “Remember to focus on the positive aspects of the day and celebrate success, even if these are few and far between.”
9. They envision the success of the next morning
Lynn Taylor, an expert in employment issues, said that successful people often take a few minutes before going to bed. This is because they know things will be fine the next day. You will be able to fall asleep better if you don’t have to worry about the next day.
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