Spend time with your family!
It is important to spend time with your partner, your children or even your pet. For example Laura Vanderkam, author of a series of books on successful people, says that this is common among the most successful people to got bet at the same time as their partner does.
Go for a walk!
Joel Gascoigne, one of the creators of the App Buffer, walks every night for 20 minutes before bedtime. “It allows me to evaluate the work of the day, think about bigger challenges, gradually stop thinking about work and achieve a state of fatigue,” he writes in his blog.
In 2013, the National Sleep Foundation found that exercise helps to sleep better – and thus goes against the widespread belief that sport is even counterproductive. In addition, numerous studies show that walking can reduce stress and anxiety.
Think about positives before sleeping!
Kerr says that many successful people take the time to reflect on the positive things of the day before going to sleep. Some even write it down. “It keeps them motivated, especially in difficult times.”
Benjamin Franklin asked the same question every night: “What have I done good today?”
Taking a few minutes to think about what went right during the day leads to a good mood, says author Laura Vanderkam.
Many successful people spend ten minutes each day meditating at bedtime. Dale Kurow, a New York-based executive coach, says it’s the perfect way to relax the body and calm the mind.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you acquire a hygiene ritual. This should signal to the body that bedtime is imminent. This may include brushing your teeth, washing your face or combing your hair.