In today’s video, we are going to talk about
five things you can do it at night for an easier morning.
Everything we are going to discuss on this video
will mainly revolve around the concept of Decision Fatigue.
一位叫做Roy Baumeister的社会心理学家 创造了这一术语
This term was coined by a social psychologist called Roy Baumeister.
And he says that ‘Decision Fatigue is the decline
in the quality of decisions that are made by a person
after many decisions have been made in a row.’
If all of these decisions are made in the morning
when you are still foggy because of sleep,
and you haven’t had your coffee yet,
Decision Fatigue will be higher
than doing a more productive time during your day.
This means that if you can reduce
the number of decisions you make
in the morning by doing them at night,
you’ll save precious time in the morning,
and you’ll have a more relaxed morning routine
before you go to school, university or work.
So my first tip for having an easier morning is
cleaning up for 15 minutes at night.
I’ve actually incoporated this habit into my night time routine.
So after I do all of my skin care,
I quickly go around the house
and start putting back things where they belong.
I try to clean the surfaces of my home,
such as my vanity, or my dinning table
as well as cleaning the bathroom.
I really feel motivated when I wake up in a tidy house,
and I feel like my morning gets way easier
because everything is where it should be
and I don’t have to think about cleaning
before I want to rush out of the house.
The second thing I urge you to do during night time
is setting goals and planning for the next day.
Sometimes I think the world is divided
between morning planners and night time planners.
But I really believe that planing at night
gives you a boost of motivation
to wake up in the following day.
By going to bed knowing exactly
what you have to do the next day,
you become well aware of the rhythm
you should have in the following day
the time you have available to work or to relax.
And you’ll just wake up with the mind sets
you should have to tackle all those tasks
instead of having to enter that mind sets
after a planning section in the morning.
My third tip is to meal prep your breakfast,
早餐 零食 午餐做准备
snacks and lunch the night before.
This does not necessarily mean you have to cook at night,
but there are something that you can definitely do before going to bed
that will make cooking and prepping your food much easier.
For instance, if you are used to drink a green smoothie in the morning,
maybe you can cut all of your veges and fruits the night before,
put them in a zip-up bag
and then just pop it on the fridge,
so you can remove it in the morning.
Even if you are not preparing your food the night before,
maybe you can use this precious time to decide
what type of food you are going to eat the following day
as well as what you need to prepare in the morning
to take with you for lunch or for snacks.
The fourth thing you can do is do one small task
that you could do the following day.
I think this is more like a psychological trigger
than a real time saver.
But I believe that if you set yourself for success,
in the following day you’ll have an easier morning
and you’ll feel much more motivated to start doing your work.
For instance, if I’m going to film the following day,
I usually film in the morning,
so the night beforehand,
I’m going to set up my camara,
So as soon as I’ve taken my breakfast,
I know that I’m ready to go,
and I don’t have to do all those menial tasks
that include taking all of my equipment out of my cupboards
and then setting up my tripod
连接照相机 充电 等等
connecting the camara, charging the batteries and so on.
You can also answer a couple of emails that are still resting in your inbox
in case they are not important.
Or even do something as simple
as setting up the table for breakfasts.
Finally my last tip is to
move one of your morning habits into your night routine.
If you have an already heavily packed morning,
I think it’s very troublesome to
overburden yourself with habits
even if you are trying to achieve
the perfect morning routine.
For instance, beforehand, before I had all of this work,
I used to spend some time in the morning reading a novel.
I quickly found out that
this was taking out precious time for me
to do some things like I actually prefer
to do in the morning, like exercising,
and writing my thesis.
So I started reading only at night.
It was something that was not impacted
by low levels of energy at night,
and at least I woke up in the following morning
knowing that I already read all of the pages
I wanted to read of that particular book
and that I was now able to spend that precious time that I was able to save
doing other things that I thought were of more importance for me
in that particular morning.
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