Success is something everyone covets. We all want it, but we don’t know how to get it. Luckily, there are a few things all successful people have in common. Here is a short list of a few things you can do before bed to ensure your success for the upcoming days.
Successful people generally understand that they can’t be completely present in their work lives if they’re not present in their downtime. Most successful people give themselves a deadline for screen time. When the clock strikes 7 p.m., they put down their phones and turn off their laptops. They might need to take a quick text or email, but they don’t take on any labor intensive work.
The ability to put off for tomorrow what you can’t possibly complete today is an acquired task. One of the best ways to do this is to make a list of what you can do tomorrow, the next week and the next month to maintain a happy lifestyle. For many people, this includes making lists of bills, doctors’ appointments, groceries and meetings. Writing down your “to dos” will ensure that you don’t dwell on them all night as you’re trying to fall asleep. Your day stays organized, and your brain stays clear of clutter.
Successful people understand the power of family. Everything they do at work would mean very little if they didn’t have friends and family to share in their successes. They understand that their coworkers and employers all show up to work every day to ensure their families are happy and healthy. They know their work is important, because it enriches the lives of families all over the world. Work is important, but it doesn’t mean much without friends and family to share successes. Successful people make time for their loved ones and understand that this time is more precious than their time at work.
Playtime is just as important as work time. One of the things that successful people do every night is to take time to unwind. These activities vary from person to person. Some people love reading a good book while others love taking a long walk. Some successful people enjoy a nice glass of wine or scotch before bed. Whatever they choose to do to relax, one thing is for sure: they don’t use their unwinding activities as ways to avoid problems. Downtime is earned and an important piece in every successful person’s day.
One of the most important things that successful people do before bed is to make a mental list of what they’re grateful for in their lives. They also visualize new successes and joys at the same time. Visualizing your current successes with ones you have yet to manifest solidifies your upcoming successes in your mind.
People aren’t always successful in the same ways, but all successful people possess many of the same traits. Try a few of these before bed to see if your success grows.