deepstash

Beta

This 10-Minute Night Routine Guarantees Success Your Next Morning

Design trumps willpower

Your behavior defaults to what is most convenient.

For example, if there is junk food in your fridge, you’re probably going to eat it. However, if there is junk food sitting right on top of your kitchen counter or table ,  your chances of eating it skyrocket.

1002 SAVES


This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:

This 10-Minute Night Routine Guarantees Success Your Next Morning

This 10-Minute Night Routine Guarantees Success Your Next Morning

https://medium.com/thrive-global/this-10-minute-night-routine-guarantees-success-your-next-morning-af47fa7a00d5

medium.com

2

Key Ideas

Design trumps willpower

Your behavior defaults to what is most convenient.

For example, if there is junk food in your fridge, you’re probably going to eat it. However, if there is junk food sitting right on top of your kitchen counter or table ,  your chances of eating it skyrocket.

10-minute night routine

  • Decide the time you’re going to wake up and set the alarm for that time (put your alarm clock in a different room so you physically have to get out of bed to turn it off).
  • Have a few key objectives for your morning.
  • Set up literally everything that needs to be set up so that you don’t have to waste mental energy during your morning.

EXPLORE MORE AROUND THESE TOPICS:

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Meaningful productivity

The best work happens in short intensive deep work spurts (1–3 hours, no distractions). 

Your best thinking  will actually happen while you’re away from your work, “recovering.” B...

The first 3 hours of the day

...are your most precious for maximized productivity. 

Your brain is most attuned first thing in the morning, and so are your energy levels. Consequently, the best time to do your best work is during this time.

The “90–90–1” rule

Spend the first 90 minutes of your workday on your #1 priority, nothing else. 

Zero distractions. Just get that work done.

4 more ideas

Why a Night Routine Matters

A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed.

Three benefits of having a decent night routine:

  • You’ll have a more restful and higher-quality sleep....
Before You Head Home…
  • Get rid of caffeine after 4:00 pm. Caffeine stays in your system for up to six hours.
  • Stay hydrated. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and tired when you want to be awake.

  • Decide when the workday ends. Establish a cut off time for work-related emails and phone calls as well.

Immediately After Work…
  • Avoid alcohol. Alcohol may make you drowsy, but the sleep you get won’t be restful. Stop consuming it at least two hours before bed.
  • Have a healthy dinner. 

    When you need a snack closer to bedtime, reach for something light and healthy.

  • Take time to tidy. Waking up in an orderly space will work wonders for your mood.

  • Prepare for tomorrow. 

    When you don’t have a million things to do upon waking, it’s easier to fall asleep.
  • Take time for yourself. Perhaps you watch an episode of your favorite show or play video games.

5 more ideas

Default choices
Default choices

90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.

To make smarter choices, design smarter...

Designing your life

Design your life like a choice architect:

  • Encourage smarter decisions you want to do by making them more accessible.
  • Add friction to habits you want to quit, making them less accessible, or remove the option to perform them completely.
Richard Thaler
Richard Thaler

“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.” 

5 more ideas