Are you always getting up in the morning, putting on your makeup, and then leaving work early to take care of things at home before going back to your workstation? You might be a night owl, which means that you get up earlier than the average person and go back to bed as soon as you get to bed. Some people who are day-owls wake up a little later than most people and usually spend the first part of the day in bed. No matter how late they get up, however, if you’re a night owl, you know that it’s the first part of the day that’s typically the most stressful.
The right kind of sleep is essential for staying alert for long periods of time. If you can’t get to a good sleep at night, then you’re more likely to stay awake during the day as well. So you can see that having a consistent sleep routine every day is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting a quality night of sleep every night.
Having a regular routine that is guided by a very specific pattern, like waking up at the same time each day and getting yourself dressed, is the best way to have a good night’s sleep. So before you start your day, make sure that you have a general plan of what you’re going to do first thing in the morning.
You want to start your day at the same time each day and don’t wait until you get home from work to start your day. That may be fine if you have a predictable schedule that is fairly regular, but the truth is that you’re not so predictable, so you’re going to have to find a way to make yourself go to work and get to your desk at the same time each day.
Scheduling your work time based on how your body feels, is the mental thing to do for your daily routine. You don’t want to get out of bed and dash to the computer at the exact same time each day. You don’t even want to schedule that, because that’s not how the human body operates.
The initial thing you should do is wake up when your body feels ready to wake up and that includes your mind. You want to follow a pattern of feeling sleepy, because you’ll want to do something with your hands or eyes at that point in the day, and therefore your brain will start to wake up.
You may also need to adjust your schedule each week or month to accommodate yourself to your schedule. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re like me, you might find that it’s difficult to make adjustments to your schedule because you get used to it over time. For some people, this can be especially difficult because the daily routine is so entrenched in their day-to-day routine that changing it is like trying to play catch up with the regular on-time driver.
It doesn’t matter. You just need to be consistent with what you’re doing every day. When you’re getting ready to make a change to your daily routine, find a place in your day when you can re-evaluate how you’re going to handle it and either make a slight adjustment or move forward with your current routine.
While you’re adjusting your routine each day, try to ignore any distractions that come into your life. Just set aside a few minutes of your day when you can focus on your work without having to deal with the background noise of other people or the normal hustle and bustle of life.
Also, make sure that you get into a clean room when you’re doing your work. When you have too much clutter in your work area, you’re going to have less focus and less efficiency.
Having a good habit of completing a task at the same time every day is another good habit to get into. When you do this consistently, you will find that you’ll start to get a good night’s sleep every single night, but then the additional benefits are huge, including better focus, higher energy levels, and fewer problems concentrating in the morning.