is about making routines and schedules. You’ve come along way in a short time, so now it’s time to establish this as your routine so that you don’t have to think about it anymore, it’s just the way you are. Taking out the thought process is important because it increases your chances of long-term success. Your routine is just that – your routine – so you’ll have to find out what works best for you and your life. There are some helpful things you can do that are universal and work for everyone that tries them, and we’ve included them here so you can use them when constructing your ideal routine. Before you continue it’s important to read WEEK 3.
Go to sleep early
You really start tomorrow by how you finish tonight. If you stay up late and fight off sleep to get things done, or just to watch TV, you’re setting the tone for the next day as you wake up bleary eyed and sleep deprived. You’ll notice that you start yawning at a certain point in the night and it’s hard to keep your eyes open. This is your body’s way of telling you that it’s time for sleep, and this is the best time to hit the hay.
Wake up early
By going to bed early you’ll have an easier time of waking up early the next morning. Imagine being able to wake up before your alarm goes off and feeling great. You can do this because you’ve been eating right for weeks now and you’re going to bed early so you’re getting your full amount of sleep, just at an earlier time so you get more deep sleep.
Lunch is your biggest meal
Eat a filling lunch that leaves you satisfied, as you’ll have the rest of the day to work it off and use up the nutrients you’ve consumed. Don’t eat so much that you’re stuffed and sluggish the rest of the afternoon, but don’t make it just a quick meal that leaves you hungry an hour later.
Have a light dinner – Have a light dinner and don’t eat anything from dinnertime till bedtime. It only takes about a week or so to develop this habit, as long as you are going to bed early enough.
Relax at night – When the sun goes down it’s time to transition your body from a state of activity to one of rest and relaxation. Recharge your batteries with a healthy, light dinner, and then find relaxing activities you can do from dinner until it’s time for sleep. Read a book, listen to soothing music, chat with friends and family, whatever soothes you.
Proceed to WEEK 4