Posts tagged routine
A Sleep Specialist Designed the Perfect 60-Min Bedtime Routine

Developing a real nighttime routine is one of those "adulting" situations that a lot of us never quite get around to. Instead, we watch TV, scroll through our phones and just hope for the best. Sleep specialist Michael Breus, PhD, has created a 3-step routine that he says can be used in just about any scenario. 

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10 Ways to Spend the First and Last Minutes of Your Workday [Infographic]

Here at Ridiculously Efficient, we are all about creating intentional habits that will better your mental clarity and overall day. These habits can be as impactful as the time you go to sleep every night, to something seemingly less important like the ritual you have while making your morning coffee. Even those moments right before and after work can be important. The infographic below from  Fundera Ledger outlines how you can increase your performance with these routine habits.

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The Lily Chronicles: Puppy Productivity Diary Week 1

On August 27, Mike and I welcomed a 12.5 lb. Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Lily, into our household. Over the next year, she’ll grow into a 75-80 lb. athlete, and it’s our job to keep her healthy, exercised and well-socialized.

Naturally, I see this experience as a great way to test out new routines for effectiveness, which means Lily has become my puppy productivity muse.

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Introducing Our '52 Notes' Newsletter

We wanted to start the year off on a positive note, while finding a way to maintain that motivation and momentum throughout the year. That's when we came up with 52 Notes -- every week of 2017 we will send out an email with a note from our Founder and CEO Marissa Brassfield featuring a new productivity tip. These tips will be something you can implement into your life immediately and without hassle. 

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Motivation Monday: 8 Tips to Help You Become a Morning Person

Life is tough for night owls. Most businesses open at 8 a.m., and most American schools start at the same time, or even earlier. Studies have shown that morning people are happier, healthier and have greater career success than night owls, most likely because the corporate world is in sync with their natural rhythms. Those who fight going to bed and waking up early may not perform as well in the morning, causing them to not do as well in school or in their careers.

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#CoupleGoals: Inside Marissa Brassfield's Effective Daily Family Goal-Setting Meeting

I often write about my husband Mike and how the two of us are polar opposites in terms of how we instinctively act, but there’s one thing we always agree on: sticking to our daily goal-setting meeting. We’ve had so much success with it that the team’s asked me to share it. So here it is.

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Thursday Thought: Is 4 a.m. The Most Productive Hour?

Apparently, if you want to be a highly efficient individual, you should start your day at 4 a.m. A recent report from the Wall Street Journal said that 4 a.m. is actually the most productive time of day. If I sound a bit incredulous, it's probably because I am. I am a natural night owl, so waking up at that hour is just not an option for me. However, WSJ's arguments are pretty convincing. 

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How Successful People Start Their Day [Infographic]

How you start your day is hugely important. Mornings can be hard, but if you set yourself up for success, you're more likely to have a productive, effective and happy day. However, success looks extremely different for each person -- some prefer to start the day with a workout, while others like to spend more time getting ready for the day. The infographic below by Sleepy People shows the morning routines of successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Winston Churchill.

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