They say the day belongs to those who are prepared. Or something along those lines! Getting in to a routine of creating good evening habits is the best way to set yourself up for great tomorrow.
Here are some simple evening habits that will help.
1. Eat Well
Make sure you get a good meal in before bed and that you don’t eat too late. You want to give your body time to digest your food properly. Ideally between 6pm and 7pm is the best time to have you last meal.
Try to get in a glass of water before you hit the pillow to stay hydrated.
2. Tidy Up
Getting your home organized might seem a chore as one of the last things to do in the evening but its worth doing. Just a simple quick tidy up to so you don’t start off your day sorting out the mess from the day before.
A 15 to 30 minute clean up is all that’s needed to get your home back in to order and ready for the day ahead.
Writing is an effective of way of letting go of negative stuff from the day and to plan for your next day ahead. It’s better to write it out by hand. Grab a piece of paper or even better a note book or a journal.
Write out your to do list for the next day.
It is getting more difficult to not being able to put your phone down, I know. The bright screen subconsciously tells our body that its not time to go to sleep as yet. So even though you might be super tired your mind is still going in to overload.
By turning off your phone and laptop a couple of hours before you’re ready to go to sleep will really make a big difference.
Which leads on to the next tip….
Give your eyes a rest before your rest by reading a book. Try reading something positive or inspirational. It’s always better to end the day on a good note. You’ll probably end up falling asleep faster too.
6. Slumber Needs
All the tips from before won’t do much help if you don’t have a good sleep! This means having your bed setup the best way for you. Have you got the right mattress? Enough bed layers for the changes in weather and season?
What evening habits do you swear by for a good day? Let me know in the comments below!
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