If you want to be successful, follow the path that leads to success. One of the best way to achieve success is to follow all the habits and develop traits of already successful people.We bring you some bedtime habits of most successful people that you should follow!
1. THEY READ
One thing behavioral experts have discovered is that reading is the very last thing a number of successful people do before going to sleep. From business magnates like Bill Gates; to national leaders like Barack Obama, to fashion designers such as Vera Wang – reading is considered a non-negotiable activity for many successful individuals.
2. THEY HAVE AN “UNWINDING” RITUAL
One thing most successful people don’t do before bed is work. Of course, some successful people are considered “workaholics” and may continue their work into the late hour – but, this is considered an exception to the rule. To “unwind” is also something considered non-negotiable – and there are a number of ways to do so.
3.THEY UNPLUG TOTALLY:
Some successful people like to “take a trip down memory lane.” Doing so helps them keep things in perspective – to remember what is truly important in life. Part of success is the ability to recognize when a mental break is needed; when the body and mind require something other than the work that all-too-often makes up their day.
4. THEY DAYDREAM
Not really a surprise, here. Many successful people have attributed daydreaming – aka “mind-wandering” – to breakthroughs that have brought them to the next level of success. This is particularly true of innovators, artists, and other creatives who truly appreciate the power behind daydreaming. Aside from the next “big breakthrough,” some successful people will daydream to simply relax the mind, gain inspiration and/or wisdom, or develop potential goals.
5.THEY MAKE A SCHEDULE:
Clearing the brain for a decent night rest is basic for a lot of successful people. Regularly they will set aside this opportunity to write a list of any unattended things to address the next day, so this contemplation doesn’t wind up attacking their head space during the night”. For instance, Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, records three things he needs to achieve the following day.
6. THEY’LL UNPLUG FROM EVERYTHING
Avoiding heavy work, relaxing, and recharging often requires a completely disconnect from the phone, computer, tablet, or any other digital device. Further, researchers have discovered that use of electronic devices prior to bedtime makes it much more difficult to fall asleep – an essential part of a successful person’s life.
7. THEY PRIORITIZE FAMILY
For many, the phrase “work-life balance” translates to “work-family balance.” For most people, including the very successful, family always comes first. Balancing a heavy workload and quality time with the spouse, kids, pets, etc. can be a difficult task at times, but is often considered non-negotiable – and rightly so.
Whether family/pet time is scheduled or not doesn’t matter to successful people. The great ones always know who helps make them great…and make certain to reciprocate their love.
Numerous effective individuals utilize the 10 minutes before bed to reflect. Dale Kurow, a New York-based official mentor, says it’s an incredible approach to unwind your body and calm your mind.
9. THEY DECOMPRESS
As mentioned, successful people too often have to handle stressful scenarios. Any person that has been exposed to high levels of stress over a long duration of time requires a certain period of time to decompress.
For some, this means hitting the gym. Others like to meditate, listen to relaxing music, or take a hot bath. The list is endless, but the goal is the same: decompression.
10. THEY ABSTAIN FROM BOOZE
Not completely abstain, but most successful people refuse to touch alcohol right before bedtime. Whether intentional or not, successful (and all) people abstaining from booze before bedtime improves our quality of sleep.
The National Institute of Health – a preeminent public health organization – has discovered that consuming alcohol prior to sleep “robs people of deep sleep and REM sleep and keep them in the lighter stages of sleep.”