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The Evening Ritual Challenge is Coming Up on Aug 1st

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Evening Ritual

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!

If you want to receive a daily email with the challenge in your inbox, sign up here:

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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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42 Comments

Posted by Jocelynn M Mosley  | July 27, 2016 at 10:28AM | Reply

I am in! I did the inbox zero challenge and that made such a difference. Now that I’m working early mornings, I need a better evening routine to get sleep and make sure I’m awake enough to get started on my morning routine.

Posted by Chandler Anderson  | July 27, 2016 at 12:37PM | Reply

Down!

Posted by Donna Woodwell  | July 27, 2016 at 12:41PM | Reply

Love it! Evening rituals are the best not just for optimizing sleep, but for tapping into your dreamscape for creative problem solving. Wake up refreshed AND with new insights!

Posted by Samuel Posey  | July 27, 2016 at 12:41PM | Reply

Looking forward to this! I definitely need a better routine in the evenings.

Posted by Lenita  | July 27, 2016 at 1:08PM | Reply

I’m in…looking forward to it!

Posted by Cyril  | July 27, 2016 at 1:09PM | Reply

Perfect timing! Earlier in the day i had made a committment to myself to sleep at 10:00pm every night

Posted by Bridgette  | July 27, 2016 at 1:23PM | Reply

I’m in! Looks like I missed the zero inbox challenge – any chance that’ll repeat soon?

Posted by Thanh Pham  | July 27, 2016 at 3:07PM

We’ll do it again soon :)

Posted by Louise  | July 27, 2016 at 1:25PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Ola  | July 27, 2016 at 1:31PM | Reply

I´m in. Hope to get better evening routines!

Posted by Ellenor Louie  | July 27, 2016 at 3:05PM | Reply

I’m in, guys! It’s going to happen.

Posted by Peter  | July 27, 2016 at 3:24PM | Reply

I’m in!!!

Posted by kyo ken x10  | July 27, 2016 at 3:36PM | Reply

my current evening ritual is HORRIBLE…

i’m new here… hope to see a positive change following your lead.

Posted by Luigi  | July 27, 2016 at 3:36PM | Reply

I am in! Though Evenings is when I FEEL I work best, my body and mind can only be in “overtime” mode for a finite number of years until it starts to affect my mental and physical health!

Posted by Katherine  | July 27, 2016 at 3:41PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Rich  | July 27, 2016 at 4:34PM | Reply

I’m in for the evening ritual challenge! Thanks! Rich

Posted by Sonja  | July 27, 2016 at 5:32PM | Reply

I’m definitely in. I look forward to improving my evening rituals, such as they are. Thanks for providing the motivation!

Posted by Gordon L.  | July 27, 2016 at 6:57PM | Reply

I am totally in!

Posted by Barb  | July 27, 2016 at 7:22PM | Reply

I am totally in – I’m actually working on a 30 day challenge to improve my evening routine right now, and haven’t been very successful so far — so this might be just what I need to make this work better for me. Perfect timing :-)

Posted by Huu Duoc  | July 27, 2016 at 8:26PM | Reply

Great, let learn new rituals. I’m in.

Posted by Janeira  | July 27, 2016 at 11:00PM | Reply

Yay! Looking forward to tuning up my evening ritual!

Posted by Hef920  | July 27, 2016 at 11:39PM | Reply

I’m in, can’t wait!

Posted by Lachlan  | July 28, 2016 at 12:43AM | Reply

I’m in! I have a really solid morning ritual, all that needs is to compliment it with an evening ritual :)

Posted by Francesca  | July 28, 2016 at 2:21AM | Reply

Perfect timing!
Learning the evening ritual during vacation is going to be the perfect moment to implement it and stick with it.
I hope you all are enjoying your summer.

Posted by Cecilia  | July 28, 2016 at 6:24AM | Reply

I’m in! Also I start a new job August 1st, so it is perfect timing for a new life with better habits!

Posted by Enwongo  | July 28, 2016 at 7:37AM | Reply

I am in

Posted by Jeremy Wells  | July 28, 2016 at 11:14AM | Reply

I just signed up. I’ve worked in a morning routine based on AE’s suggestions, so I’d like to bookend the day with a good evening routine too.

Posted by Eric  | July 28, 2016 at 11:44AM | Reply

I’m in! Eager to see where I can improve.

Posted by Ben  | July 28, 2016 at 3:35PM | Reply

I’m in! Maitreya dot org

Posted by Ben  | July 28, 2016 at 3:38PM | Reply

I’m interested to see what kinds of things you recommend for an evening ritual so I will join in.

Posted by Shawn  | July 28, 2016 at 9:55PM | Reply

I have subscribed to the daily updates!
Hope the evening ritual can make me more productive.
Sometimes my morning ritual does not really work. Sometimes I feel energetic and productive in the morning, but most of the days I feel like a zombie.
Waiting to learn more.. :)

Posted by Milos  | July 29, 2016 at 6:35AM | Reply

It’s finally time to get that evening ritual properly in place

Posted by Louise  | July 29, 2016 at 8:16AM | Reply

Going to give this a try

Posted by Lauri  | July 29, 2016 at 2:50PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Melissa  | July 29, 2016 at 9:49PM | Reply

Sounds great! Looking forward to it.

Posted by Liv  | July 31, 2016 at 2:58AM | Reply

Gonna give it a go!

Posted by Zaf  | July 31, 2016 at 9:31AM | Reply

I am definitely in

Posted by Tor-Einar Rogn  | July 31, 2016 at 2:11PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Rachel  | July 31, 2016 at 7:33PM | Reply

I’m in and so grateful for this! I have subscribed to your podcast for a few month now and love it! But I don’t love walking around sleep deprived every weekday. I know it’s my own fault but really looking for some tips to put different practices in place.

Posted by Craig  | August 1, 2016 at 6:15PM | Reply

I’m definitely in. The Rituals course is great and I am looking forward to this challenge.

Posted by Morgan  | August 1, 2016 at 9:43PM | Reply

IN!

Posted by LynnK.  | August 3, 2016 at 10:38PM | Reply

I’m in! I need this so badly I’m late signing up for the challenge because I’ve been staying up too late trying to get caught up?! :~)

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