I identified two problems I wanted to solve recently which I hoped, once answered, would provide me with more energy and knowledge!
Plain and simply…
1) I needed more sleep.
2) I wanted to get back to my objective of investing in reading a ‘book a month’ to enhance my knowledge & well being.
My energy levels were dipping in the afternoons so I had to take a step back and look at the routines, many of which I have developed around my lifestyle over the last 18 months or so.
I also wanted more time to read…but with a ‘busy’ life – where would I fit it in? The key was in the evenings. My TV viewing has decreased over the last few months but it needed to go further still if I really wanted to fit my reading ‘back in’. This is also where the sleep ties into this too. The final part of my evenings had become unpredictable – a bit of news, watching the odd repeat, none of which really enriched my own life – which is fine for the most part – BUT if I wanted change, I had to look at it.
So, a new routine has been tested with great success for 5/7 nights, ;going into the weekdays) changing simply as follows
– bed by 10,
– read until 11 or until my eyes start closing = guaranteed sleep.
What this has done is to provide me with a brighter start, which looks like this:
-Make My Bed (A great ‘box ticked’ idea from Tim Ferriss!)
-10 minutes of meditation
-Log in to motivation & actions from Darren Daily” by Darren Hardy
-Pre Workout supplements
-Set up for the day!!
This may seem strict BUT has given me so much value of time, more energy & knowledge overall, I’m very much more energised & relaxed for it, long may it continue!!