My Evening Routine

An evening routine allows you to finish the day strong and positions you for a productive tomorrow.

I learned this concept from the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

The author ushers in the idea of structuring your day and maximizing your time with bookends.

Think of a traditional bookshelf loaded with books.  There is a bookend on the left and a bookend on the right, with all the books standing tall in-between.

You can do the same with your day. Create a bookend in the morning and other bookend in the evening, to help hold your day together.

My evening routine is not timed stamped like my morning routine, but here is what I do consistently at night.


  • I have experimented with a few stretching apps and the one I keep going back to is Peloton. It is super user friendly and the customization on what you want to stretch and for how long works great. I do 10 minute stretching sessions with my wife, which makes for a fantastic couples exercise (pun intended).


  • I layout what I am wearing to workout in the morning and what I am wearing to work. It may sound elementary but it is true. It is one less thing I have to do/think about in my morning and it is an easy win before I call it a night.


  • I have an old school Kindle which works great (the newer version looks cool, too). I don’t read business books before bed, otherwise, it will keep me up brewing new ideas. I prefer Christian books as I doze off to dream land.

Do you have an evening routine?

I would love to hear about it.

Send me an email.

P.S. Have you seen any of my Mind Gym videos to help strengthen and protect your mindset? They are free.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Johnny Quinn is a U.S. Olympian (Bobsled) and Speaker. He delivers thought-provoking and action-packed speeches to help increase performance and teamwork in business and in life. Companies that have hired Johnny to speak include: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo, Zillow, LiftMaster, Fiserv and Lockheed Martin.

Hire Johnny to speak at your next event →

View Full Site