8 things successful people do before going to bed

Sleep is essential for an entrepreneur since s/he works hard all day and has to deal with stress and a lot of tasks. Before sleeping, it is essential for people to clear their mind if they want to get proper rest. Since, an entrepreneur works really hard; s/he needs rest to recover from all the stress they have been through during the day.

Here are 8 things successful people do before going to bed:

1. Read

Reading is something most successful people do before going to sleep. You might not be a voracious reader but reading articles or features about success can motivate you and put you at peace. Also, when you read, you learn more and have a chance to educate yourself about a field better.



2. Spend quality time with your loved ones

Because an entrepreneur tends to be busy all day, s/he might not get enough time with their loved ones. However, it is important to spend time with your loved ones as they are the people you have on whom you can fall back on. Conversing or sharing things with your family will put you at peace internally and you can go to sleep with a lighter heart.

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3. Plan for tomorrow

An entrepreneur has a million things to do in a day so it is always better to plan ahead. Before retiring for the day, one can make a to-do list for the next day to sort out their near future. Also, most successful people like to take calculated steps like ironing their clothes and getting important documents ready for the next day.

4. Meditate

Meditation is a great form of relaxation and can help you cleanse you of all stresses and problems you’ve faced during the day. Also, meditation is a great practice as it energises you for the next day. Your body and mind will be at complete peace after you mediate. For starters, you can begin with five minutes and go higher gradually.



5. List down your accomplishments

An entrepreneur needs to find motivation in the smallest of things as one might feel a little low when things don’t go well. Successful people usually make a list of small but important accomplishments throughout the day. On days, when you are feeling severely low, you can go back to reading those accomplishments and feel good about yourself. Also, writing down good stuff before you sleep helps you rest better.

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6. Complete your tasks for the day

If something needs to be done today; do not leave it for later. If a mail needs to be replied to, do it before you sleep because you might forget it later. Also, it is always better to clear your mind of tasks one needs to complete in a day. That way you will be able to work with a clearer mind the next day.

7. Go for a stroll

Walks in fresh air helps in reducing stress and anxiety as it helps you to get rid of all the workload. Walking is a mild exercise which helps you freshen your mind and get a better sleep at night.



8. Unplug from the world completely

Stop using your phone when you’re going to sleep because the blue light from your phone mimics the brightness of the sun, which tells your brain to stop producing melatonin, an essential hormone that regulates your circadian rhythm which tells your body when to wake and when to sleep. Unplugging from social media and work completely ensures a deeper sleep at night.

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Niharika Nandi

Author: Niharika Nandi

Aspiring start-up writer who loves traveling. I'm also a self-confessed potterhead and a professional bathroom singer who likes to bake and devour hazelnut shakes in my free time.

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