In this episode, I explore the importance of evening routines for a healthier mind and body. A mindset coach once helped me reframe my approach, which made a significant difference in my life, so I’m here to help you reassess your own routines for better mornings and overall well-being.
01:02 The Late Night Allure
There’s an allure to creating late-night habits, with the quiet night hours and break from the noise of the day. However, it can lead to negative effects, such as feeling sluggish in the mornings and struggling to concentrate during the day. These habits, over time, will begin to undermine overall productivity and well-being.
03:06 Turning Point
The birth of my children served as a significant turning point. There are challenges of juggling parenthood with personal and professional responsibilities, and this new phase of life made it abundantly clear that my late-night habits were no longer sustainable. Coming up with a structured evening routine helped my productivity and the quality of my interactions with my family.
05:48 Strategic Changes
There are specific strategic changes to implement to transform evening routines, like setting a stricter bedtime, creating a calming pre-sleep ritual, and establishing a technology curfew to avoid the blue light from screens that can disrupt sleep patterns. There’s also a mental shift required to prioritize rest, since we have an ingrained belief that staying up late is the only way to get things done.
13:22 Sleep for Natural Energy
Sleep is important in maintaining natural energy levels, and it has restorative effects on the mind and body. It’s not good to rely on caffeine to combat fatigue since it has negative effects. Try reducing caffeine intake and seek out healthier ways to boost energy, such as through exercise, a balanced diet, and mindfulness practices. Listen to your body and respect the natural rhythms that influence energy levels.
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