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These 5-minute nighttime habits will make your days more productive

These 5-minute nighttime habits will make your days more productive
From Business Insider - January 26, 2018

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You have had a long and hopefullyproductiveday. You are ready to unwind and relax until youfall asleepat some point.

However, doing that is leaving a lot of potentialgrowthon the table along with quality sleep. Most people unfortunately after a long day at work fall on autopilot and execute a random set of tasks and eventually fall asleep.

While it's important to relax after a long day at work, it's equally as important to undergo a debriefing from the day. By extracting knowledge and lessons from the day, you are setting yourself up for long-term success.

When it comes to your nighttime habits, they are critical to priming your mind and body. If you are looking to improve your productivity and health while generating ample amounts of momentum,all you need are a total of 20 minutes doing these four things for five minutes each.

1. Five minutes to learn from today.

Before you start to call it a night, it's important to review your day and analyze the events of the day. What went well? What did not go well? Most importantly, what area can you grow most from starting tomorrow? And how will you do this?

The daily goal, whether it bebuilding a million dollar businessor a million dollar body is to seek continual improvement by at least one percent. Another good reason to look over your day is to avoid making the same mistake continuously.

By reviewing and learning, you are growing and evolving at a fast rate which means you will reach your goals faster than the average person.

Start your nighttime routine by identifying three things you learned and can improve upon. This places you in an empowering growth mindset.

2. Five minutes to reflect and give gratitude.

Often times, your days wo not go according to schedule and this can lead to frustration boiling over. Sometimes you wo not be able to check everything off your to-do list.

And in those times, it's important to step back and look at the big picture. Without gratitude and appreciation for where you are currently at, you are more likely to lose perspective on your progress and where you are going which can affect your motivation levels.

3. Five minutes to prime your brain for success.

4. Five minutes to quiet your mind.

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