Welcome back friends.
I’ve shown you my morning routine as well as how I get myself out of my comfy bed in the AM so I thought I’d continue this lil trend and share my nighttime routine as well. Though I’ve transitioned into quite the early bird, I used to be a very proud night owl. Going to sleep in the wee hours of the morning resulted in unproductive mornings, being groggy all the time + extra coffee just to compensate, and I knew I needed a change. They say that forming a routine helps, and that my friends, is just what I did. I still need to work on doing each step every night, but here it is:
For whatever reason, my mind starts racing the moment I get settled into bed. I find that if I lightly plan out the next day, I calm down and can easily fall asleep. I like to plan out what I’m wearing, prep what I need for the next day and jot down a quick to-do list of anything important that I need to accomplish.
Turn off tech at least half an hour before hitting the hay – that quick 5 minute glance turns into a 1am deep Instagram scroll with you wondering how it is possible you spent 3 hours on your phone/tablet/laptop. I am way too guilty of this one – I used to need to watch a show while I fell asleep, which is probably the worst habit to have. If you absolutely need have some form of entertainment before bedtime, I suggest reading a book.
go to bed early
This one is self explanatory, but I’ll say it anyways. I try to be in bed by 10pm and while that’s not always possible, I end up sleeping by 11 which isn’t too bad.
Treat yo’self to some luxury skincare products. I’ll alternate between the No7 Early Defence Night Cream and the Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil. The Early Defence Night Cream is hydrating and doesn’t clog your pores, while working through the night helping my skin effectively recover. The Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil gives my skin an instant surge of moisture, nourishes and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Best part? It’s non greasy!
These two products mean I wake up with the softest skin in the morning, something I am totally on board with.
This one is new for me – I’ve read that journaling for 5 minutes before going to bed really helps you relax and unwind, so I’m trying it out. If I can keep it up, I’ll get this 5 minute journal that specifically challenges you to think about your day.
And there it is – my (work in progress) nighttime routine!