8 Things You Should Do Before Bed

After a long day at work, the night is rightfully yours. We tend to worry about starting the day off right, but successful people know how t...

After a long day at work, the night is rightfully yours.

We tend to worry about starting the day off right, but successful people know how to take advantage of the night to transform their lives and introduce positive habits.

1 | Review your day

Before going to bed, think about everything that happened in your day. Evaluate each of your actions.

This develops memory and helps you evaluate what you did right, what mistakes you made, what caused them, and how to avoid them.

In the hustle and bustle of the day, a lot goes by, and thinking about what happened before going to sleep, in a calm atmosphere, you can remember something that must be done tomorrow.

Every day, ask yourself: "What good did I do today?". A five to ten-minute weekday review will help you track your progress and adjust plans.

You can even combine these memories with gratitude :

In 2005, researchers conducted an experiment in which volunteers should, before going to sleep, record three good events of the day, for which they were grateful. They should also justify why it made them feel good.

The experiment was carried out for one week and the groups were monitored for one month. Volunteers were happier and less depressed not just this "gratitude week" but over the next 3 to 6 months.

All you need to do is remember three things you are grateful for.

Gratitude is a positive emotion that not only strengthens interpersonal relationships but also generates motivation.

Falling asleep with good thoughts, you will be preparing to continue the current of good the next day.

2 | Plan the next day

Making plans for the next day helps you save time, as you won't have to do it in the morning rush, and when you wake up, you'll already know where to start.

It's not necessary to spend a lot of time mulling over all the details of the next day but think about the main points.

Write down all the tasks and choose the three most important ones. Then divide these three tasks into smaller tasks and number them:

Do number 1 before 11 a.m., number 2 immediately after the first, third after lunch, and so on.

Having a detailed action plan will help you to organize and motivate yourself, as it will be easier to work knowing where to start!

3 | Sort out tomorrow's clothes

As a kid, did you ever sleep in your school uniform so you didn't have to get ready in the morning?

How much time do you take, thinking about what clothes to wear, picking up your shoes, looking for accessories, or rushing through a wrinkled outfit?

How about saving this time, already leaving the "look of the day" chosen the night before?

Separate everything you will need the next day: documents, books, folders... and leave everything on top of your keys.

For sure, you won't leave home without taking what you need!

4 | Prepare lunch for the next day

If you've been trying to start a healthy diet, avoid junk food, stop putting it off, and... prepare for tomorrow.

Morning is not the best time to prepare lunch. So make it the night before and store it in the fridge.

That way, the next day you'll have a healthy meal without worrying about cooking.

5 | Read a book

Reading a book before bed will inspire you, help you get new ideas, calm you down, and make you fall asleep.

Read what you like best. But dramatic or action-packed stories may wake you up more than they put you to sleep!

6 | Practice meditation

Meditation at night will help to "clear your mind" of the problems you went through during the day.

Sit comfortably, and let thoughts flow naturally: don't force yourself to concentrate on something, or to ignore any thoughts.

Prepare your mind to enter the new day open to new experiences.

7 | Curfew: Avoid the smartphone

When it gets dark outside, our body notices it and starts producing melatonin. She's the one who makes us sleepy and this is the secret to a good night's sleep.

But using the cell phone, watching TV late, working on the computer or other activities make our body postpone the production of this hormone.

To get a good night's sleep, avoid stimulating activities before bed.

Remember to turn on "do not disturb" on your smartphone, and don't be disturbed by annoying ad notifications via SMS!

8 | Write a diary

Having a personal diary is healthy for the mind: According to psychologists, by expressing feelings and thoughts, we become more aware of life.

Writing allows us to open up and solve problems hidden in the subconscious.

Write about your day, what made you happy or sad, how you felt, about the people you talked to.

For this, use a notebook, or even an app like Evernote.

Do you have any rituals at night? Tell me in the comments what your night routine is, what do you do before bed?



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