🌜 My Productive Evening Routine
👋 Hello friend
For years I have been experimenting with establishing the perfect productive evening routine. ✨️
Great books like Atomic Habits helped me implement those habits into my evening routine. I recently stumbled across a podcast episode from Tim Ferris and the author of Atomic Habits, James Clear, where they share some helpful tips on implementing habits for the new year.
Note: This is my ideal evening routine, unfortunately not yet fully established, as you can tell by the time the email reaches you. 😉
🌛 My productive evening routine: Daily Schedule
4.00 PM: No more caffeinated drinks
No caffeinated drinks after 4 PM because caffeine has a half-life of 6 hours or more. This can keep you awake.
6.00 PM: 20 minutes run immediately after coming home
Change into the prepared running outfit and run for about 20 minutes (laying in bed and scrolling through social media = game over)
6.30 PM: Cold exposure in the lake or shower for 2 minutes
7.00 PM: Cooking and enjoying a meal while mindfully eating. (no Youtube, Instagram, etc.)
Headspace has excellent guided meditations for every scenario in life, like mindful eating.
8.00 PM: Do 2 - 3 administrative tasks
8.30 PM: Study time till 10.00 PM
Use active recall of what I learned today and prepare for tomorrow.
If I encounter one of the 15 most common study problems, I look at the cheat sheet on my Studying Page.
9.00 PM: Turn off all lights from the ceiling 🔝 and dim lights shining from the side.
On my computer, a blue-light blocker (F.lux for Windows) automatically activates, and my phone switches to sleep mode.
10.00 PM Wind down time
Read a fiction book, and occasionally yawn - as it fools the body into thinking you are tired (even if you are not)
11.00 PM: Sleep 😴
The best book on Sleep: Why We Sleep
Listen to my podcast episode on how to optimize your sleep.
I hope you found the evening routine helpful and can pick some elements from it to integrate into your evening routine.
Have a great week!
P.S. Do you have a habit of doing a weekly review? Hit reply to let me know.
The first post on this blog was about my weekly review on August 3, 2022.