“How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to mind the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time.”
– Anne Frank
Morning routines have been all the rage the past few years. Wake up at 3:07 am. Jump in your cold plunge, take a hot shower, meditate, pray, read a whole book, run a half marathon and eat only raw fruit and vegetables. Four hours later, you’re finally ready to begin your day.
All of the morning routine hype has led evening routines to be highly underrated. But I think we can tap into our evening routine today. And it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Maybe we just take five minutes and follow Anne Frank’s guide above. Open up a notebook and write down what happened today. Did you accomplish what you set out to? Did you move even 1% closer to your goals? Did you spend time with those that you care about? Did you stick to your new diet?
If we do this enough times, we begin to pick up trends. And understanding those can help us to better understand ourselves and improve.
At the end of the day today, take 2 minutes and review what happened: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. Do better tomorrow.