My middle name is the “grumpy cat”. My husband can tell you that I am a person of habit and there isn’t much wiggle room to mess with my morning and evening routines. My days are filled, so it’s a big deal to have my little rituals to start and end my days right.
Let me share with you what works best for me that may well be something you’d give a try.
Here’s my nighttime routine to give my best every day
Most people start their day with a vigorous workout. That would never work for me. I tried it a few times, but my body was very much against it. Closing my work day with a workout works best for me. It allows me to let any steam out, to walk through the day in my head and analyze my actions while burning that donut (or two) I inhaled in my afternoon coffee break.
2. Assess my day
I do this during my workout. Examining my day helps me stay focused and see whether I made any progress or what I should have handled differently. Looking back at your actions truly helps you improve and maintain control over your tasks and overall goals.
3. Plan my next day
This is a simple and quick thing I do while lounging on the couch. I think through what’s on my to do list, pick the most important ones and put them on my calendar for the next and the day after (depending how much I have on my plate). That way I know exactly what needs to be done the next morning and I don’t waste any time trying to remember what’s next.
Thank God for iPads, Kindles and Nooks out there! Any of those are the perfect device to read in bed without disturbing your better half. Reading helps me fall asleep quicker. If I feel too tired or my eyes are way too exhausted, I turn on an audio book.
What is your nighttime routine?
My nighttime routine to give my best every day
Photo by Rick Robillard