25 Nov Building the perfect evening routine?
By the end of the day, you’re basically wiped. But if you dedicate just a little time (think 30-60 min) to relaxation each night, you’ll find it’s time well spent. Here are my go-to ways to unwind and prep my brain and body for some serious Zzzs.
Get ready for bed EARLY.
Getting ready early is SUCH an important part of keeping nights chill and making sure you get to sleep on time so you’re well rested for the next day! You def don’t have to go to bed at 9 — but if that’s what works for you, do it!
I love to prioritise my sleep, so my goal is to always be in bed by 21h00-22h00. No, this doesn’t always happen, but that’s the goal!
No matter what time I’m going to call it a night, I make sure to set aside an hour beforehand. If I try to rush into bed, I get v serious anxiety. And that totally messes up my entire night of sleep. So that hour-ish beforehand is an hour verrrry well spent. It’s all about rituals!
Reframe your thoughts
Your brain is your most powerful muscle. When you’re stressed, it makes simple tasks seem like an “ugh, I don’t wannaaaa” chore, or it can be reframed in a positive light and bring you joy!
I know so many girls — and I used to be one of them! — hate taking off their makeup and washing their faces at night. They view it as a chore and an obstacle to getting into bed. But if you reframe it as the first and best part of your nightly routine, it seriously makes alllll the difference! Trust.
Set the vibes
I love to put on a chill playlist and light some incense. It brings a smile to my face and it starts putting me in that relaxation mood.
Another great idea is to turn on a podcast while you’re doing your skincare routine. It’s all about taking time for yourself and making it enjoyable. Treat yo self!
Ha! Yes, you read that right. I have to do the dishes before I go to bed. Otherwise, I seriously feel anxiety both at bedtime and when I wake up. It’s just not pleasant. While I’m at it, I always tidy up the house before bed, too.
So much nicer to wake up to a tidy house than a disaster, right!? Not to mention, our house doubles as LSF HQ, so how embarrassing if I left it a freakin’ disaster for the girls to walk into in the am. And counterproductive to a good work day!
Consider a chillout bath
Something I do maybe weekly is take a nice warm bath with epsom salts to relax. Honestly, IDK why I don’t do this more. I do change up the essential oils and salts I use, depending on my mood. If I’m having trouble unwinding, my go-to combo is lavender, sandalwood, and frankincense.
If I’m feeling off and sore from that time of the month, I love peppermint, clove, and cypress. Sore muscles? Gotta go with lavender and peppermint with Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda. Muscle relaxation heaven!
If your brain still won’t settle down
My best trick for this is to make a list in your journal. Write down what is bothering you! What are you thinking about? What needs to be accomplished tomorrow? By writing down the thoughts that keep you up, you can “let go” of them without worrying that you’re going to forget them! It’s a way to press “pause” on that anxious thinking and, with a good night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to tackle those items tomorrow!
I’d love to know what you girls do to unwind for the night! What are your must-dos? Cannot live without products? Share the love, girl! I’m always looking for new ways to help me get my best Zzzs and live my best life!
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All my love,