Step 1: Make it a habit
Evenings come and you just want to relax. But having a routine to unwind and reflect is key. A solid evening routine will help you reflect on the day and become a better version of yourself tomorrow.
Step 2: Avoid exercise before bed
Your body needs:
• Lower heart rate
• Slowing down of brain waves
• Let your body temperature settle
Exercise leads to:
• Higher heart rate
• Raised levels of arousal
• A higher body temperature
If you need to move, do a gentle walk.
Step 3: Ask yourself powerful questions
-What are the loops running in your head?
-Who can you reach out to tomorrow?
-Whose life did you improve today?
-What’s your highlight of today?
-What could you improve on?
-How did you score today?
-Are you happy tonight?
Step 4: Journal
Daily reflection ensures you are in control of your life. Use stream of consciousness writing to:
• Inspire Creativity
• Strengthen memory
• Improve Mental Health
• Reduce stress and anxiety
• Track progress and self-growth
Step 5: Meditate
Apart from the benefits to your mood and mental wellbeing, meditation also boosts your productivity. Use an app like Headspace or Calm to get started.
Step 6: Prepare for tomorrow
Tomorrow’s success is determined the evening before. Identify the One Thing will make tomorrow a success. Review your calendar and to-dos. Lay out your clothes.
Step 7: Read
Nothing helps you settle for bed like reading. But read something that you enjoy:
• Books about your hobbies
• Latest fiction novel
• Graphic novel
End your evening routine with something you enjoy to reward yourself.
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