I live for my night routine. Now I know that night routine sharing is like so 2014-2016 youtube era, but hey, maybe you’ll find something in this article helpful. Or maybe you just love night routines as much as me! So without further ado, I present to you my Spring 2022 night routine, a.k.a my lifeline.
I try to go to bed around the same time because I find it helps me sleep better, and being the grandma that I am, this time is around 9pm. This means my night routine starts at around 7:45-8pm. The order of the first couple steps does not matter as much as the later steps. I start by getting into comfy clothes because I find it just puts me in a relaxing mood. Next, I do my skincare, this is my “me” time. I like to have a drink with me, even if it’s just water. I also put on my favorite show or audiobook to really enjoy this time.
After my skin is nice and pampered, I do a small clean up and prep for the next day. This is such a vital step in my routine. Without this step my mornings would not go as smoothly. I prepare my coffee so that when I wake up all I have to do is press start. I make sure my desk area is clean and ready for another day of studying. And lastly, I pick out my outfit so I don’t stand and stare for hours at my wardrobe. Nothing crazy, just small little things to set myself up for success, this whole prep usually only takes me 5-10 minutes.
This is where the order of my steps starts to be more vital, and I don’t really skip around. I prep my bed area. This sounds so weird, I know, but bear with me. I make my bed all cozy, make sure I have my water and then I use a pillow spray. I personally like pillow sprays with lavender because it helps me feel more relaxed and ready for sleep.
I set my alarm and then set my phone down. I will admit this next part does not always happen but I try to set my phone down at least 15 minutes before I am ready to try and sleep. Something that has really helped me to do this and is the last part of my routine is meditation. I aim for a 15-20 minute guided meditation. Any longer and I think I would fall asleep during it. Using guided meditation helps me clear my mind of all those pesky racing thoughts and I am able to fall asleep much faster. And there you have it, my very long, and very particular night routine no one asked for.