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?
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 »