Healthy bedtime habits are major foundations for great things in our lives. Having a solid bedtime routine can promote better sleep, less stress, and more time! How you might ask? We’re happy to share some (of many) habits to start implementing before going to bed to improve overall well-being!
Have your stuff ready to go!
Set the coffee to brew in the morning, pick your clothes out, pack your bag! Do what you need to do to save as much time as possible in the morning. Think about it! How much time do you spend in the morning gathering your things, picking out an outfit, or even getting the coffee ready? Even if all of these activities only take a minute or two, they are all things you can do the night before to give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes in the morning! That’s minutes to sleep in, or *gasp* enjoy your hot coffee! There’s not enough hours in the day, but you can definitely make use of what’s given!
Take a moment to compliment yourself
We stand in front of the mirror first thing in the morning and right before bed to brush our teeth and ready ourselves. That means the very first thing we see and the very last thing we see every day is ourselves. Take a moment to think about how you normally talk to yourself when you’re staring at the mirror? Many of us attack our reflection with negative talk, and usually begin to point out what we want to change or improve. Change that pattern. Upon first glance before you go to bed, say something nice and give yourself a compliment! Even if it’s just one thing, it’s important to show ourselves some love once in awhile.
Check in for self care
Self care can mean a lot of different things. Self care might be putting on a face mask just because it feels good or lighting a delicious smelling candle to help wind down from a long day. It’s important to take care of our bodies and mind so that we are feeling solid during our days. Taking time for self care, in any form, can be a pivotal task to add to any regiment. Often having something to look forward to at the end of the day is what motivates us to keep going. Having that second to release that stress is so necessary to feel at ease tomorrow!
Much like our days, our nighttime routines hold a lot of importance. As much as exercise during the day can contribute to a quality sleep-filled night, our nighttime routines can contribute to a quality productive following day! Try adding a new nighttime routine into the mix this week and see how it affects your days!