Your Kickass Evening Routine
If you search 'evening or night-time routine' into Youtube, you will discover an abundance of videos.
Why? Because they are so popular! People love to know what rituals make up other people's night time routines. But what are evening routines?
They are a mix of physical and mental cues to tell your brain and body to get ready for sleep.
So with this in mind, we wanted to share with you, our 7 evening rituals that condition our mind and body for sleep.
Set The Scene
Setting the scene is so important. Ideally, the temperature of the room should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. I also recommend having little distractions where you sleep (think not too many pillows and clear bedside tables). I would also take the time to turn on my diffuser filled with lavender essential oils.
There are a lot of studies that show that a shower before sleep could improve the quality of sleep that you have. The benefits include muscle relaxation, a reduction of anxiety and a lowering of body tension, to name a few. Try adding a few drops of essential oils in the shower, lighting a candle and putting on some nature sounds or relaxing music to upgrade your showering experience.
Skin Care Routine
A good skin care routine is not only great for skin but is another physical cue for you to get in the right mindset of sleep. As you wash away the dirt and pollution of the day imagine you are washing away your worries and stress. If you are wearing makeup, I recommend doing a pre-cleanse before your actual cleanse. The pre-cleanse will break down the oils from your makeup, and the cleanse will break down the natural oils.
Journaling is a good way to offload any thoughts that may be clogging up your brain. Simply take a minute to write down anything you think you need to do the next day, anything that is bothering you, what went well, what you would do differently tomorrow and what you are grateful for. Write in bullet points, not full sentences as this is meant to be a quick process.
Plan Your Morning
Just knowing what you have to do the next day can not only help you hit the ground running tomorrow but allows you to mentally and physically disconnect from today or what needs to be done tomorrow.
Read, but do not read anything too stimulating that will wake your brain up (no business books). A good coffee table book or fiction is my recommendation.
Finally, stretch. Stretch out your whole body. You are going to be relatively still for many hours, so it's a good idea to relax, stretch and get your body physically ready for sleep.
We hope you like these tips. Just implementing one or two of these points can help condition your mind and body for sleep. And remember, an evening routine doesn't need to be long, it just needs to be effective for you.
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.