Do you want in on the most successful CEO's bedtime habits? From Mark Zuckerberg to Ron Rudzin, you may think these busy leaders operate on limited amounts of sleep a night. Surprisingly, they actually prioritize sleep just like you and me, and their bedtime habits, among other things, serve as a key to their success!
Mark Zuckerberg And Sundar Pichai Spend Time With Their Families
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Sunday Pichai, CEO of Google, like to be with their respective families before bedtime. Specifically, they both get home at night in time to tuck their kids into bed. Mark Zuckerberg said, “I am reminded of a prayer ‘Mi Shebeirach,’ that I say whenever I face a big challenge.” “...That I sing to my daughter, thinking of her future when I tuck her in at night.”
Richard Branson Relaxes
Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group, goes to a quiet area before going to sleep. Branson said, “If I have some time to spare, I’ll read for a bit or perhaps watch a documentary, to help me relax and put me in a great frame of mind to get a good night’s sleep.”
Elon Musk Eliminates Caffeine
We love caffeine to get us through the day and so does Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. He used to drink eight cans of diet coke and two cups of coffee a day. However, he now strays away from any caffeine six hours before going to sleep, and we should too.
Bill Gates Reads Books
Do you read before going to bed? If you do, you should know that Bill Gates, the previous CEO of Microsoft, does too! Bill Gates said, “I read an hour almost every night. It's part of falling asleep.” In fact, Bill Gates is a power reader, getting through a new book every week.
Oprah Winfrey Meditates
Racing mind keeping you up at night? Take a tip from media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, and meditate before hitting the hay. Oprah reportedly practices transcendental meditation every morning and night to promote lower stress levels, improved cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity and even improved physical health. This form of meditation is practiced for 20 minutes twice per day sitting still with your eyes closed. Centering prayer, a method placing a strong emphasis on silence, works as well.
If you’re looking to switch up your bedtime routine to be more energized and ready to take on the next day, try adopting a tip or two from these ultra-successful CEOs and let us know how your life changes!
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