It’s hard to find the time to chill when your business is on the line.
But even the most driven people need to take a break sometimes.
Follow these simple steps for a better night’s sleep and an even more productive tomorrow.
#5 – Read Fiction At Night
We’ve all seen lists of “top books every entrepreneur should read,” but business-related nonfiction isn’t exactly relaxing.
Instead, try tuning out with some fiction.
A good story will distract you from your stressful day and help boost your creativity.
#4 – Schedule Enough Sleep
As an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay on top of your game, but even a small amount of sleep deprivation can result in a “foggy” brain.
Try scheduling ten hours between your bedtime and when you have to get to work to ensure you have enough time for sleep and your morning ritual.
#3 – Shower Like A Scandinavian
Although taking a warm bath at night may help induce sleep, some experts suggest taking a cold shower.
As we sleep, our natural body temperature drops by 1-2 degrees, a cold shower can help jump-start this process.
Instead of diving right into a cold plunge, start your shower hot and leave the cool-down for the last 30 seconds.
The cold shock and subsequent rush of endorphins will have you feeling like you’re radiating heat from the inside-out, leaving you relaxed and ready to snooze.
#2 – Develop A Post-Work Fitness Routine
Set up a short but effective workout routine after work to clear your head.
If you don’t have time to hit the gym, commuting via bike or taking brisk walks in the evening can also do wonders for your psyche.
The goal is to burn off any excess cortisol (the body’s stress hormone), and let your body relax.
#1 – No Smartphone Devices After 10 PM
Smartphones and laptops are lifelines for entrepreneurs, but they aren’t much help when it comes to sleep.
Try limiting emails to the work day and setting aside some tech-free time in the evening to unwind.
Your mind and body will thank you.