One of the most powerful ways to take your life to the next level quickly is to create an easy night time routine so you can have a better morning.
So many people talk and write about how a morning routine makes your day better.
What if the true power of a great day happens the night before?
Night owls take note.
I am a morning person, but I wasn’t always that way.
I was born a night owl but ten years of getting up before 6am with high school kids helped me appreciate mornings.
Believe it or not, creating an empowering night routine made that happen.
One of the things I tell everyone about the principles I share is to try it for 30 days and let me know what happens.
The night time routine is no different.
A simple night routine
This is going to sound ridiculously easy.
Some of you will swear that doing what I’m about to share with you will not make that big of a difference.
I know this because I thought the same thing.
50+ years on this planet has taught me that sometimes you find the most powerful solutions in simplicity, and I promise, this is one of those situations.
I’m going to give you a list of eight items that will change your evenings and your mornings, and it will take less than 15 minutes, eventually.
In addition to reading about these items, you can listen to a podcast that explains them further.
Check that out here:
8 things to do every night for a better tomorrow
- Two minute tidy in the room of your choice
- Look at your calendar
- Write the next day’s todo list
- Pack lunches for the next day
- Put homework in folders or backpacks
- Load the dishwasher or wash the dishes
- Pick out clothes for the next day
- Go to sleep at the same time each evening
A few items to help with your nightly routine
I know what you’re going to say.
You can’t possibly do all that in 15 minutes.
I thought the same thing, and in the beginning, I couldn’t.
I’m guessing you won’t either, because it’s new and you probably don’t do them regularly.
Surprisingly, you get better at it very quickly.
Within a few days, your evenings are smoother, and amazingly, your mornings improve too.
Still not convinced about the 15 minute idea?
Read The Magic of Fifteen Minutes to see how to make this work for you.
If you struggle with it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your particular challenge, and we’ll figure it out together.
If you need proof
There is clinical proof that a nighttime routine benefits young children and their mothers. You can access that here.
The American Heart Association also encourages a nightly bedtime routine, not for a better morning, but for better health. You can check that out here.
Finally, do your own experiment.
Like I said before, give this a shot for 30 days and see how things go.
If you have small children, add a story time to help your child relax.
Sing a lullaby.
Whatever relaxes you will probably relax your child too, although I would not share your wine or other adult beverage.
None of these are necessary or mandatory, but they can all help you and your family create a nightly routine that helps everyone have a better night and better morning.
What could be better than that?
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