Before Bed: 5 Routines of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs You Need To Know
Last week I mentioned 7 highly effective habits from successful entrepreneurs. Those habits can be done anytime from nature walks to cold showers. Developing a routine that is repeated day in and day out is essential for becoming a highly productive and successful person. New routines are the quickest path to change. Nighttime routines will help you focus and operate at 100% the next day.
Here are 5 nightly habits from successful people that you can put in routine today.
Ben Franklin was famous for his rigorous routines and schedules. He ended each carefully mapped day by asking one single question, “What good did I do today?” The sentiment is right, but as an entrepreneur take a slightly more structured approach to examining your day. Take time to review your schedule, projects and insights.
Ask yourself three questions: What progress did I make toward my vision and goals today? What am I grateful for today, specifically? Finally, what improvements can I make with what I learned?
Optimizing your nightly routines is a great way to see what you accomplished during the day and get ready for high productivity tomorrow. Right before bed I write in my journal about the three questions listed in the quote above. It has been scientifically proven that if you write down what you are grateful at the end of every day you will be happier than the person who doesn’t do this. Better moods lead to better relationships.
Start with one or two of the 5 nightly habits of successful people to change your life today.
About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.