Our society is collectively obsessed with morning routines.
What is just as important, but often neglected, is how we manage what happens in the middle of the day.
When we wake up, our minds are clear, our bodies are rested. High willpower gives us the energy to take on the day.
The problem is that no matter how much energy we start with, it can only sustain us for so long. Without good midday habits, we fall prey to distraction (hello Facebook!), impulsivity, irritability, and fatigue. Or even worse, we crash and make bad decisions we regret. According to renowned willpower researcher Roy Baumeister, “Most things go bad in the evening. Diets are broken at the evening snack, not at breakfast… Impulsive crimes are mostly committed after midnight.”