Success is something we are all fascinated by. We love to read stories about success, talk to successful people, and look for ways to become more successful. We are particularly interested in learning the “tricks” of success, aren`t we?
Many successful people have been asked just about every question known to man: ‘What do you do in the morning?’ ‘What’s your diet like?,’ ‘How do you balance work and home life?,’ ‘How much do you work out?, and on…and on…
Read on to learn which habits to adopt for a successful life, based on the list of bedtime habits of the most successful people worldwide.
According to many behavioral experts, reading before going to bed is a must for many successful individuals. From leaders like Barack Obama, to businessmen like Bill Gates, to fashion designers like Vera Wang, reading is a critical activity for many successful people.
- Have an “unwinding” ritual
Work is something that most successful people never do before bed. Some “workaholics” may continue their work in the later evening hours, but this is an exception to the rule. To “unwind” is a must.
- Do something nostalgic
Some successful individuals tend to “take a trip down memory lane,” which helps them keep things in perspective. In other words, this helps them remember what is really important in life.
As unbelievable as it seems, many successful people like to daydream, especially artists, innovators, and other creative people who use this technique to relax and gain wisdom or inspiration.
- Plan for the next day
Many people who have achieved great success are known for their excellent work ethic, an attribute based on working above and beyond “9 to 5” routine. They may not do something too demanding before bedtime, they will at least plan for the next day.
- Prioritize family
For most people, family comes first. Balancing work and quality time with the family can be a difficult task, but it is considered non-negotiable. Whether family time is scheduled or not doesn’t matter to successful people.
- Abstain from alcohol
Most successful people avoid alcohol before time, and this habit helps them to enjoy an improved quality of life. As found by The National Institute of Health, drinking alcohol before bedtime “robs people of deep sleep and REM sleep and keep them in the lighter stages of sleep.”
Successful people are frequently forced to deal with stressful situations. Any person who has been exposed to stress for an extended period of time need a certain period to decompress. For some people, this means meditation. Others like to listen to relaxing music, take a hot both, hit the gym, or enjoy a brisk walk.
- Practice gratefulness
Many successful people keep a ‘gratitude journal’ in which they write down things that they are grateful for. This serves as both reminded for progress and a way to keep things in perspective.
- Unplug from everything
Relaxing and recharging requires disconnect from the computer, phone, tablet, or any other digital device. Also, it has been scientifically proven that the use of electronic devices before bedtime makes it difficult to fall asleep.