Evening Routine

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I’ve written about the morning routine I follow to start my day off on the right foot.

For the past year or so, I’ve also been following a specific evening routine. This is important to help me unwind from the day and lower my cortisol. I also think it’s one of the main reasons why I’m able to fall asleep so quickly every night.

I’ve tweaked it a bit over the past few months. Here’s what I’m doing now:

  • 8:00: Stop working on the computer, tablet, or my phone. Avoid proximity to blue light!!
  • 8:05: My beautiful wife and I like to watch shows like Designated Survivor and Travelers. This is our time to catch one or two episodes.
  • 9:30: Finish the show, say goodnight to my bride, and head upstairs to read for about 20 minutes.
  • 9:50: Say a few quick prayers, then lights out

By following this routine, I’m almost always asleep by 10 or 15 minutes after 10.

How about you? What evening routine do you follow?

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Curtis Allen Riddle
Curtis Allen Riddle
7 months ago

Hey Paul great blog. A lot of really great advice. Keep going with this! My evening routine is not as good as yours. I stop working at my job at 3 to 4pm, I work on a non profit project I’m passionate about from 4pm to 6pm, from there I do whatever I want, nothing planned its time for end of day unwinding. Usually time with my family and always time playing with my dog, some TV and then I get sleepy and go to bed. I simply go to bed when naturally getting sleepy and not at a specific… Read more »

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