How you start the day determines how productive you’ll be. That’s why we talk about the importance of a morning ritual all the time because that sequence of steps first thing in the morning will help you succeed.
There’s one ritual that will multiply and amplify the power of a morning ritual…and that’s the evening ritual.
If you’ve been unsuccessful at forming a solid morning ritual or you have found a morning ritual to be ineffective…then it might be that you’re missing an evening ritual.
The morning ritual is really powerful but only to a certain extent. If you slept terribly then the morning ritual can only help you so much. You can have the most Asian Efficient morning ritual but if you wake up like a zombie, a morning ritual won’t be as effective as it could be.
It’s like trying to teach Asian people how to drive. We can’t drive and driving lessons will just make sure we’re not a safety hazard on the road. You can only fix our bad driving gene so much.
(Just kidding. We are good drivers but you get the idea.)
What you really need is to get enough sleep. How do you get enough sleep? By having an evening ritual in place that ensures you’ll unwind at the end of the day, feel relaxed and go to bed in time.
In our Rituals course we talk about the 7 rituals of highly productive people and the evening ritual is one of them. A good evening ritual will:
- help you get to bed in time
- help you get a good night’s sleep
- help you rest and relax at night
- help you reset in preparation for the next day
Wouldn’t it be nice going to bed at a normal hour, sleep like a baby and wake up all refreshed? That’s what an evening ritual will help you accomplish. When you can wake up feeling refreshed…and you add a morning ritual on top of that…you’re destined to be Asian Efficient.
When you can string together days where you have executed a morning and evening ritual, you can have the perfect, productive day. Do this consistently and it will lead to productive weeks and months.
Now that you understand why an evening ritual is so important, we want to start a challenge next week to have you setup an evening ritual and stick to it.
Starting Monday, August 1st, we’ll post a new daily challenge on the blog to help you implement an evening ritual. The challenge will last 5 days. If you don’t have an evening ritual yet, this is the perfect time to start. Even if you already have one but you’re inconsistent or you want to improve yours, this challenge is also for you.
Let’s start August on a high note with a new evening ritual that will help you sleep better and feel more energized!
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If you’ve subscribed to the daily updates, we’ll also randomly pick one person to win a prize that will help you with your evening ritual. It’s a prize we can’t announce yet, but trust me…you’ll want to have this. More details will be shared for those who subscribe and participate.
Let us know in the comments if you’re in!
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