A few positive habits that lead to your personal growth and achieving your goals can significantly improve your life.
My bedtime routine is all about preparing for the next day, but most importantly it is about taking some quiet time to relax after a busy day.
Preparing for the following day
I start my bedtime routine by preparing as much as possible for the following day. It includes checking the weather forecast (yes, it rains here frequently) and preparing appropriate clothing. It saves me a lot of time in the morning, because I don’t need to frantically react to what’s going on outside of the window.
I also prepare my brunch, which is usually a smoothie or something healthy. That way I’ve got something are already prepared for the moment when hunger creeps in. I don’t need to then make rushed decision about what I’m going to put in my body (which usually means instant noodles – don’t judge me).
Practicing money affirmations
This habit has probably delivered the most powerful transformation in my life and I don’t say it lightly. Since I have realised that most of my issues and limiting beliefs are based around money, I’ve started affirming money on daily basis. I use the Secret app, which every day prompts me with 20 money affirmations. I repeat them loud and then within the app I make a note of occasions when I manifested money on that day. It varies from a cup of coffee, to being paid by the client!
Evaluating my day
I also write in my journal answers to these questions:
- What are two things I did well today?
- What are two things I can improve upon tomorrow?
- What are 3 goals that I want to achieve tomorrow?
These questions make me think and reflect about the day that I had. I can then access what went well, what I’m proud of, when I have acted in a way that is aligned with my values, or when I was lacking my integrity.
Visualising my future
Yes – I stare at my vision board a lot! It gives me the WHY that I sometimes lose, when on a mission to achieve something extraordinary. Visualising gives me understanding that I am trying to achieve something bigger. It puts my mistakes in a bigger picture and makes me realise that in 5 or 10 years from now I will not be probably remembering them.
Reading a non-fiction book
I don’t read fictional books. I don’t think my imagination works that way and I consider them to be a waste of my time. Most of books that I own are based around self-improvement (surprise!) and every evening I try to read one chapter before falling asleep. Although, it doesn’t always happen – Pinterest wins sometimes!
My bedtime routine lasts between 45-60 minutes.
I don’t suggest that you should follow the above steps – do whatever brings you joy. Find your own evening routine that will prioritise what’s important for you. Maybe it will be time with your kids, or extra quality time with your partner – design your routine and make a habit of it.
Do you follow a certain routine in the evening to unwind? What are your priorities?
And what about your morning routine? Have you got one?
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