Whether you’re Joe Schmo or Bill Gates, there are just 24 hours in a day. Of course, not everybody spends them in the same way. Let’s face it: Some people are better at managing time than others. And in a world where time equals money, it’s often those with the best time management skills who are raking in the dough.
It’s not just how we spend our waking hours that counts — our habits pertaining to slumber also affect our income, stamina, success, and productivity.
Read on for our roundup of evening rituals of these famously successful people. Because who wouldn’t want to sleep like the fabulously wealthy?
1. Read a book
Bill Gates, who reads around 50 books per year, reserves the last waking hour of his day for reading. Yes, even on the stressful, exhausting days, Gates always makes time before bed for a good book.
If you’re wondering why someone like Gates has made this a priority, wonder no more: Not only does reading fuel creativity, it also helps a person de-stress while introducing new perspectives and expanding their knowledge. Hard up for something fresh to read? Here’s every book recommendation that Gates, the richest man in the world, has ever shared publicly.
2. Unplug the phone
On the brink of slumber, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg checks her email one last time. Then she turns off her cellphone, signaling an end to the day. Unplugging this way can be “painful,” Sandberg has admitted, but she conceded that she has found it to be the key to a good night’s sleep. If the phone is on, she’s said…
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