5 Things to Do Before Going to Bed For a More Successful Day
At another Success Blog, we made it our mission, to help you living a better life. Honestly, this is our main motivation to get up in the morning. And morning in our house means 4:30 am, most days out of the week.
Sounds crazy to you? Then keep on reading, and you will become one of us, a part of the new 5 am club, the 4:30 am club, because earlier is always better, isn’t it?
But we also understand that getting up early, especially motivated and in a great mood, is not always as easy as it may sound on paper. In fact, we still have some mornings where we would love to use the snooze button. Luckily, on our devices, the snooze button is deactivated.
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Your day should start the night before
I always believe that the day starts the night before. Have you ever noticed how different your morning mood is, depends on what you think just before you fall asleep?
Actually, there are several studies showing that visualization techniques are working much better when used just before we fall asleep. It’s logical, the last thing your mind is concentrating on before you sleep is probably the most dominant thing your subconscious mind will work on during your sleep.
But it’s not only about your thoughts, it’s also your habits that can make a huge difference and determine success and failure.
So this post is all about little rituals you can implement the night before to make sure that your next day will be the best day ever.
1. Deactivate the snooze button
I can’t stress this point enough really. I never, ever in my life used a snooze button and I believe this is the reason why I never overslept.
Turn off the snooze option on your alarm is probably one of the best hacks you can do, for a better start into the day.
Learn in this great tutorial how to disable the Snooze button of your alarms.
2. Plan out your day and set goals
There is nothing worse than lying in bed and thinking about your next day’s shopping list or that you should call your mum because you haven’t spoken to her for a while. I guess you know this feeling?
This is my number one reason to struggle with my 4:30 am routine, and the best way to compact this kind of insomnia is a little journaling the night before.
Write down everything that crosses your mind, all the to-dos and, more important, set yourself some goals. It will only take 5-10 minutes but makes such a difference.
Once things are on paper we don’t have to worry about them until the next morning when we finally start with the execution of our plans.
3. Put out your workout gear
Workout? Did I actually say that in combination with early morning? Right!
If you have read some of our posts about our morning routine or even better, you subscribed to our free 21 days challenge, you will know by now that we believe in a daily morning workout. And if you think you can’t do this, it’s even more important you join our challenge!
A workout in the morning, and even if it’s only a short burst like a HITT training or a walk around the block, it will help you so much to start the day with more energy. Not only this, but it also creates some happy hormones that we all can use, especially this time of the day.
4. Use powerful affirmations
Of course, you should also use affirmation in the morning after getting up to set yourself for a perfect day. But the night before. they can actually help you to sleep better and charge your batteries for the day or the week coming.
Here are my top 3 affirmations to get you ready for that next day, the night before:
- I’m grateful for the experiences that the last day brought into my life.
- I’m ready to take on a new successful day.
- I’m looking forward to tomorrow and all the opportunities the new day will bring to me.
5. Go to bed 1 hour earlier
This is a no brainer, you want to get up early and refreshed the next day, so you should go to bed early.
Usually during the week, for most people this is easy, they are already tired from work. But the Weekend is different, especially Sunday night is a tricky one.
See most people don’t get up early on weekends, they sleep in. They don’t have rituals and morning routines on Saturday and Sunday, well maybe except for grocery shopping. But this can make it so difficult to get to bed early on Sunday night.
So while it would be great to get up early on Sunday morning, it is not a must. Even in our house, where our early morning routine is very important, we sometime give us a day off and sleep in.
Well sleep in means for us to sleep until around 8am.
But there is an easier way. Just get yourself a routine of something you enjoy and do this on Sunday afternoon.
Whenever you like to go to the Sauna, watch an episode of your favorite Netflix series or play a board game with your family.
Just make sure you will finish at least 30 minutes before you plan to go to bed, leaving you enough time to do your journaling.
Early Mornings are beautiful – they are the start of something new
So I hope these five things to do before going to bed help you to have a great start to the new day and be more successful.
Don’t forget early Mornings are beautiful; they are the start of something new, something amazing.
And in case you need some extra motivation, just drop your email below, we offer you a free 21-day coaching.
Recommended Book To Read
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Your day starts the night before. Make sure you go to bed prepared for a successful day.
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