1. Get adequate rest

Look at him all tuckered out.
  • Remove tech from your sleeping environment. This means you should give yourself a break from cell phones, TVs, laptops, etc. for at least an hour before you go to sleep. You can always keep your cellphone on a dresser away from your bed to avoid the temptation of checking it.
  • Only use your bed for sleeping (and sex). I used to be terrible about laying in bed to do all kinds of stuff like scrolling through social media but ever since I starting using my bed exclusively for sleep I’ve been able to fall asleep much faster.
  • Consider blackout curtains. If you have bothersome lights outside your window, this can be a great way to help you sleep better.
  • Avoid naps. Naps can make it harder to fall asleep when it’s time to at the end of the night.
  • If possible, create a schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is perhaps the most effective way to get a better night’s sleep as your body becomes used to the routine.
  • Reading a book or meditating before bed is a great way to clear your mind of distractions from the day and fall out faster.

2. Analyze your environment

  • Do you have a TV or other device in your office that prevents you from getting work done?
  • Is your workplace located in a place where people are constantly stopping to talk to you?
  • Does your work environment lack comfort and functionality?

3. Remove internal distractions

4. Prioritize your tasks

5. Plan out your day the night before

6. Check your caffeine intake

7. Check your diet

8. Check your fitness level

9. Take breaks often

10. Keep the bigger picture in mind



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