In order to have a successful day, you’ve got to start preparing the night before. Whether you have a big meeting, a presentation, a full day of errands, or anything else going on, to stay on top of things and make the most of your time, preparation is key.
So if you have something important going on tomorrow that you want to ensure you’re ready for, here are three ways you can prepare for that big day starting the night before.
Make Decisions Now
When you need to have your entire being focused on something, nothing can derail that focus faster than having to make a million little decisions that really are of no consequence. So to keep yourself from having to devote brainpower to these types of things, Rhett Power, a contributor to Inc.com, recommends that you make as many decisions about tomorrow as you can right now.
To best use this strategy, Power advises that you plan out things like what you’re going to wear, what you’ll eat for breakfast and how you’ll prepare it, and where your important items are for easy access in the morning. With all of these things already taken care of before you even go to bed for the night, your morning will go much more smoothly, which means the rest of your big day likely will, too.
Forgo Your Bad Sleep Habits
As you start preparing for your big day tomorrow, it’s important to remember that getting enough sleep is going to play a big part in this.
To give yourself the best chance of getting adequate sleep before your big day, Alan Carniol, a contributor to FastCompany.com, advises that you forgo some of the bad sleep habits you’ve likely picked up. This should include things like drinking before bed, having too much screen time, and not giving yourself enough time to wind down. So before you crawl onto your luxurious mattress topper at the end of the day, make sure you’ve practiced good sleep hygiene beforehand.
Spend Some Time Being Mindful
It’s not only the physical things that you should be thinking about before a big day. To have the most possible success, you’ve got to also prepare yourself mentally.
To help with this, Laura McMullen, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, recommends that you spend some time being mindful in the late afternoon or early evening before your big day. By practicing some mindfulness, even if it’s just for a few minutes, you’ll be able to better come at your day with gusto and fresh eyes in the morning.
If you have something big going on tomorrow, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this event starting tonight.