I’m definitely a creature of habit and I live for a consistent routine. However, one routine I’ve been having a hard time nailing down is a nighttime routine. When I say “nighttime routine”, I’m not talking about my skincare routine, which I’m always changing. The nighttime routine I’m referring to is a list of things I do before bed. Although I’m really good at having and maintaining my morning rituals of scrolling Instagram while sipping coffee, my nights are random.
Over the past couple of months, my sleep quality hasn’t been as good as it has been in the past. I truly believe this is because I’ve been inconsistent with straying away from my set bedtime and also not using my time wisely before bed. There are some things I can do before going to bed that will not only help me sleep a little better, but also give me more time the next day. So, keep reading to see the things that I wish I did before going to bed.
Things I Wish I Did Before Bed: Pick Out Outfit for Next Day
So, if pick out my outfit the night before, there is a strong possibility that I will change my mind. However, I’m sure there will be more times that I just stick with the outfit choice. I guess I can try this out to see if it saves me time in the morning.
Things I Wish I Did Before Bed: Stretches
At one point in my life, nightly stretches before bed was my jam. I would light some candles and/or incense, slower the lights or turn them off, and do about 20-30 minutes of stretching. Nothing too strenuous, but deep and relaxing stretches to unwind and help my body relax and to fall asleep faster. Actually, last night, I did about 10 minutes of bedtime stretches and I peacefully fell asleep and woke up. I need to do this more often, especially on days when I’m having a hard time sleeping.
Things I Wish I Did Before Bed: Clean Up
Currently, I trying to pick a good time after I get home to dedicate to tidying up that’s not too close to my bedtime or interfere with my primetime TV schedule. I mean, I refuse to miss a minute of TGIT. REFUSE!