We have talked about the morning routine and how it’s a great way to incorporate your goals into the beginning of the day.
But there’s another part of the day that I love, and that can have great benefits for you at a cost of only 10-30 minutes each day: the time right before you go to sleep.
Just 10-30 minutes before you go to bed, try going through an evening routine that can make a huge difference for your morning.
Each person’s evening routine will be different, but here’s a sample routine that’s based on something I’ve been trying, with some other good ideas that most people can use during the evening:
- wash any dishes, clean the counters
- pick up so that you’re greeted with a clean house in the morning
- turn off all electronics and review your day
- read yourself to sleep
You will of course modify this to fit your needs, but you can see some of the most important elements: you’re cleaning up so that the house is beautifully clean when you awake, you are reviewing your day and planning for the next, and you are prepping your stuff for the next day so you don’t have to do it in the morning.
Create your evening routine today and get a jump-start on tomorrow!