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You Need an Afternoon Routine

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You Need an Afternoon Routine
People are always telling you how to maximize your mornings, but your morning routine-whatever it may be-is fine. What you really need is an afternoon routine. Don't get me wrong, it's good to start your day off on the right foot.

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Afternoon routines

Afternoon routines

In the afternoons distractions have the most power:

  • Move your body at the same time every day so your brain knows you’re still getting stuff done.
  • Save the easy stuff for the afternoon when you can switch on autopilot.
  • Spend just 5 minutes on that “Big Thing”, but only if  you need to finish a larger project.

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  • A Short Yoga session: Do some Surya Namaskars or Sun Salutation, and give yourself calm and balance, in just five minutes.
  • Spend time in the Garden: If possible, go to the garden or terrace and breathe in the fresh air, clearing your mind and your senses.