3 Proactive Nighttime Rituals That Will Make Your Morning Awesome


Being proactive means that you’re solving problems ahead of time, before you experience them.

In order to do this, you have to have foresight into the future to know what problems you might face. This might sound tricky, but for most of us there are needs in our lives that are very predictable (e.g. the need to wear clothes, eat food, and do work).

In this post I’ll share three things I do every night in order to be one step ahead the next day. Hopefully you’ll find it useful too!


1. Choose what to wear

Every night before bed I pick out what I’m wearing the next day and put it all together so that I can simply wake up, take a shower and get dressed. This keeps me from spending mental energy or time on looking up the weather for the day or checking to see if I have any clients coming to the office that day.


2. Pack your lunch

I like to prepare my lunch for the next day and put it in the fridge so I can just grab it and go. This has not only saved me a lot of money on eating out, but it’s also helped me eat much healthier because I’m choosing my food ahead of time (not when I’m already hungry).


3. Make your to-do list

Most nights I’ll take the time to look through my calendar and priorities for the next day. Then I’ll create a to-do list in chronological order of the tasks I need to complete. That way, as soon as I sit down to work the next morning I can get hit the ground running, instead of wondering what I should do first, and getting distracted by emails, coworkers, or other things vying for my attention.


Small steps to a more proactive life

Being proactive on the little things will help you have time to be proactive on bigger, more important things. Take these simple steps to prepare for each day and you’ll have calmer mornings and hopefully a more proactive life.

What are some things you do to be more proactive?

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