7 Things You Should Avoid Doing in the Evening

And what to do instead.

Sinem Günel
Nov 17, 2020 · 7 min read
Things you should never do in the evening
Things you should never do in the evening
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“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.”

A proper evening routine can set the tone for a successful day and help you stay calm, productive, and effective, even if you face difficulties.

Checking Work-Related Emails and Messages

As a passionate entrepreneur, I know how difficult it can sometimes be to ignore your work and just relax.

What to do instead:

No matter how anxious or curious you are, you need to train yourself to stop checking work-related updates shortly before going to bed.

Making Important Decisions

After a long day, your willpower is used up and you don’t have much mental energy left. That’s why you should never make important or difficult decisions late at night.

What to do instead:

If you need to make important decisions, do it in the morning or throughout the day as long as you have a fresh, energized mind.

Arguing With Your Partner

If you’re in a relationship, you might know that sometimes fights start in the least expected situations.

What to do instead:

Whenever possible, avoid having arguments or important discussions right before going to bed. This won’t only make you sad and angry, but it’ll also harm the quality of your sleep as it’s hard to sleep well when we’re full of emotions.

Working on the Most Important Task of the Day

There’s nothing easier than spending an entire day feeling busy without getting much done.

What to do instead:

Whenever possible, make sure to get the critical to-dos done early in the day.

Exposing Yourself to Artificial Lightning

From an evolutionary perspective, our bodies are dependent on lightning to be able to tell whether it’s day or night. Yet, that’s a challenge today because most people are exposed to artificial lighting all the time.

What to do instead:

Being on your phone or laptop late at night, keeps your brain alert and harms the quality of your sleep. Even though watching your favorite movie or typing a few messages might not seem like a big deal, that’s what it is.

Overeating

Late-night snacks or a big, delicious dinner can be pretty tempting after a long and exhausting day. And even though there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself with good food, overeating in the evening can lead to numerous negative effects.

What to do instead:

If you’re eating dinner late in the evening, make sure to consume light meals that won’t harm the quality of your sleep. Whenever possible, choose to eat dinner earlier rather than late at night.

Excessive Exercising

Even though you should move your body regularly, you shouldn’t do it close to bedtime.

What to do instead:

While an excessive workout in the evening might harm the quality of your sleep, a massage and some stretching can be great ways to improve your sleep quality.

Final Thoughts

What you do late at night heavily influences the quality of your sleep. And how well you sleep influences how you feel in the morning, which again affects your entire day.

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”

The more disciplined you are about avoiding these seven mistakes before going to bed, the easier your life will be.

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Sinem Günel

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Entrepreneur, Coach & Dreamer. I write about Personal Growth & Business. 🇦🇹 🇹🇷 Grab your Personal Growth Toolkit: http://bit.ly/pgtk0320 I IG: sinem.guenel

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Sinem Günel

Written by

Entrepreneur, Coach & Dreamer. I write about Personal Growth & Business. 🇦🇹 🇹🇷 Grab your Personal Growth Toolkit: http://bit.ly/pgtk0320 I IG: sinem.guenel

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