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10 Evening Routines That Will Make You Productive at Work and Life
The sound of the alarm fills the room. But the warmth of the blanket and comfort of the bed are so inviting. You know you need to get up. Yet, the most satisfying decision to make is to hit up the...

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Avoid Randomness

... when you are ready to wind down your day. This includes not getting stuck in front of screens, social media or even doing a marathon of our favorite show.

The brain is firing up dopam...

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Eliminate Negativity

Negative emotions can lower your immunity. They affect every part of your body. Carrying them up to sleep will affect your health causing you to lack the necessary rest your body needs.

Do...

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Do One Thing You Love

Your brain relaxes when you do something that is delightful. It puts you in a safe zone where you can enjoy yourself for the time being.

Doing it just before going to bed is the best ...

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Plan Out the Next Day

Before going to bed every night, make a quick list of the things you will deal with the next day.

By planning the night before, the unconscious and subconscious mind will be working t...

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Les Brown

“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.”

Les Brown

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Reflection

Be reminded that there are things to be thankful for the day you just had.

Know that you have the chance to enjoy the comfort you ...

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Set Things For Tomorrow

There’s nothing more stressing than rushing early morning.

Making small adjustments during the night time on your greatest struggle each morning can help you be more productive the next da...

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Set Exclusive Family Ritual Routine

Share some precious time with people you value — whether it’s your spouse, kids, parents or even yourself.

After dinner is the perfect time to mellow down a little bit and share ...

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Say Your Personal Evening Conviction

Don’t ever try to sleep with heavy thoughts in your mind. Remind yourself of the positive thoughts before going to sleep to help you bid the day goodbye in grea...

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Unleash Your Imagination

Let your imagination run wild. Let it wander on the possibilities daydreaming can give. 

Visit places and create stories ...

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Give it rest

Your rest is the most important thing you can do for your mind. 

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Exercise it

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Push it to the limit … sometimes

Ask your mind to remember things that you would not ordinarily try to. 

  • Recitation alone helps to build memory muscles in a way that helps our mind remain healthy. 
  • Use it to create new habits by way of 30-days or 21-day experiments.
  •  Erase some words from your vocabulary for the week or month. 

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Family, Reflection and Email

Balancing work obligations with meaningful family time is an important part of building a successful evening routine.

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Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Take steps to make it easier to sleep well.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, or other drugs for several hours before bed
  • Set a regular bedtime
  • Drink some warm milk or herbal tea, or have a light snack
  • Try a screen-free activity like meditation or reading
  • Eliminate as much noise from your bedroom as possible
  • Keep your bedroom dark
  • Don’t linger too long in bed. It’s better to do your lounging on the couch and head for bed only when it’s time to sleep.

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep

Surviving on a glorified power nap has more to do with genes than motivation. An estimated 5% of the population only needs a few hours to feel refreshed thanks to a rare genetic mutation. Most people need seven to nine hours a night.

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