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8 Things Successful People Do Before Hitting the Pillow

We’ve all heard the saying, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But what exactly do successful people do before they get their shut-eye? We’ve rounded up the top 8 things that successful people do before sleeping to maximize their productivity, stay healthy and focused, and wake up feeling energized.

Have a look at 8 Things Successful People Do :-

Unplug and Disconnect

Before hitting the hay, it’s essential to disconnect from technology. Successful people understand the importance of winding down without being interrupted by social media and news notifications. Unplugging will help you sleep better, disconnect from work and allow you to relax.

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Close-up of a smartphone device screen showing the DND Do not Disturb mode being enabled
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Sharing/planning ideas concepts with paper-note writing strategy on wall glass.

Plan for the Next Day

Successful people are known for their forward-thinking mindset. Before going to bed, they take a few minutes to plan for the next day. This could involve reviewing appointments, prioritizing tasks, or even laying out clothes for the morning. By planning ahead, they set themselves up for a smooth start to the day ahead and minimize decision fatigue. This practice allows them to wake up with a clear direction, ready to conquer their goals without wasting time on unnecessary decisions.

Meditate

Meditation is an excellent way to clear your mind and reduce stress before going to bed. Some successful people take about 10-15 minutes before sleeping to meditate. The practice hardly costs you anything and is perfect for relaxation, and quieting the mind.

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Close up of handwritten text "I am grateful for..." in foreground with notebook, pen, cup of tea, flowers and oil burner in soft focus (deliberate angle)
Close up of handwritten text "I am grateful for..." in foreground with notebook, pen, cup of tea, flowers and oil burner in soft focus

Reflect and Express Gratitude

Reflecting on your day and expressing gratitude can help you sleep well. By reflecting, you can evaluate what worked and what didn’t, and find ways to improve tomorrow. Successful people also recognize the positive aspects of their day rather than the shortcomings. Gratitude helps redirect your focus and puts things in perspective.

Exercise

Some successful people like to exercise before bed to burn off any excess energy. Just like meditation, even light exercise can help combat stress and improve sleep quality. You can do some gentle yoga, stretching, or even a quick cardio workout.

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Healthy sleep concept. Lavender bouquet, lavender tea and sleep mask
Healthy sleep concept. Lavender bouquet, lavender tea and sleep mask

Practice Self-careΒ 

Successful people understand the importance of taking care of themselves physically and mentally. Before sleep, they engage in self-care activities that help them relax and rejuvenate. This could include indulging in a warm bath or shower, applying a face mask, practicing skincare routines, or enjoying a cup of herbal tea. These self-care rituals not only promote relaxation but also signal to the brain that it’s time to unwind and prepare for rest

Reflect and Journal

Successful individuals understand the power of self-reflection and self-analysis. Before going to sleep, they take time to reflect on their day and write in a journal. This practice allows them to evaluate their accomplishments and areas for improvement. They may write about their goals, gratitude, or any thoughts that come to mind. This reflective practice helps them gain clarity, identify patterns or obstacles, and set intentions for the next day. By journaling before sleep, they can decompress and release any lingering thoughts, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating sleep.

A young woman takes a break to do something analog like writing in her journal and drinking tea. This is a healthy practice for those who experience anxiety.
A young girl is writing about her day in her journal
Close up of male on bed with open book and Tea. Man reading book on bed at home.
Close up of male on bed with open book and Tea. Man reading book on bed at home.

Reading

Lastly, successful people read before sleeping. Reading non-fiction books improves knowledge retention and helps widen perspectives. Besides, reading helps one to fall asleep faster and better than watching TV. A relaxing read can help one let go of any built-up stress from the day, allowing for a more restful night.

In conclusion, incorporating these 8 things that successful people do into your daily bedtime routine can improve your quality of life. Unplugging, setting goals, meditating, reflecting, exercising, self care, Plan for the next day and reading are simple yet effective steps towards success, good health, and better sleep.