There is one thing that most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have in common - reading. Reading daily can help you gain new knowledge, reduce stress and improve your memory. Many successful entrepreneurs read before they go to bed, and there are so many different genres to choose from. Reading is like a mental workout for your mind, which can improve the long-term health of your brain. If you can’t handle reading a real book, maybe take that time to read a book to your kids instead, or listen to a podcast.
Stay Off Your Phone
According to Dr. Charles Czeisler, a sleep medicine at Harvard University, the screen light coming from your phone disrupts our body’s natural “internal clock” that recognizes and alerts us when we need to sleep. Those bright lights are causing those chemicals to not be released, creating more issues going and staying asleep. So, if you want a enjoys a good night’s rest, remember to stay off your phone for at least an hour before going to bed.
Take Time For Yourself
This phrase can mean many different things to people. Everyone needs a break from work to blow off steam and do something that they enjoy. It’s called “me-time” for a reason so do with it what you want. This could mean reading, writing, painting, taking a bath, or catching up on your favorite shows. No matter what you decide, do something that you enjoy, that helps give your mind a break, so you can come back to work with more energy and creativity. Make time for all the things you love doing and find ways to do them every night to help you unwind from work, so you do not feel as burnt out.
Plan the Next Day
Taking a few minutes at the end of your day, to get the next day’s tasks and goals you want to accomplish planned out is essential to get the most out of your day’s work. Having your to-do list written down means there are minimal decisions you have to make when you wake up and leads to less stress in the morning. Whether you use a journal or a to-do list, it's important to visualize the goals you want to achieve and the tasks you want to complete and plan out how much time each of those tasks will take. This also allows you to check your progress, and celebrate your wins at the end of each day, so you know where tomorrow will take you.