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Adopt a 90-minute countdown routine

12/06/2016
1. Set your bedtime.
Be realistic about going to sleep. If you have a 5:45am workout planned, falling asleep at midnight is going to be brutal. And probably difficult to stick with that schedule. Aim to get 8+ hours of sleep a night and get ready for bed 30 minutes before your actual bedtime.

2. Pack your bags
Make time to sort out any and all the equipment that tomorrow requires. That might include your briefcase. lunch (meal prep on weekends), gym bag, laundry for the dry cleaner drop off, etc. Even your outfit should be picked out the night before to help quicken the morning routine.

3. Devices down.
Start to shut down all technology 30 minutes before getting into bed. Might help to set an alarm on your phone to remind you to turn off the TV and put away the laptop. Silencing your phone at night can help the process of slowing down your mind before sleep and avoid interruptions in the middle of the night.

4. Rise and shine.
When the alarm goes off, try sitting up instead of hitting snooze. Express gratitude for all the preparation you did for an amazing day ahead.

Lauren Meers- whole life challenge, 2016
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