Earlier this month I shared my morning routine, my sacred morning routine which I haven’t changed in three years. It starts with a hot water and lemon and ends with my 20 20 rule. If you don’t know what I am referring to then you can read more here. You have now requested my evening routine which is just as inspiring if I say so myself.
Turn off devices
During the day I wear blue light blocker glasses, they have helped tremendously with my sleep and overall wellbeing. At night though, I take them off and give myself a break from my phone, laptop and iPad. Usually, I switch them off two hours prior going to bed. If there is a particular show I am devouring however, it will be one hour. Given the nature of my job, I am constantly attached to my iPhone. I could easily stay up typing emails or posting on social media but I decided a long time ago that for me to relax before going to bed, I need to be away from technology.
Every evening I enjoy a chamomile tea with honey. Chamomile is commonly regarded as a mild tranquilliser or sleep inducer. Its calming effects may be attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin, which is found in abundance in it. I struggle with anxiety but find that this beverage of choice relaxes me after a day at the office. You’ll know this already though if you follow me on Instagram.
Throughout university I would work from my bed, whether on top of the covers, or under. There was nowhere I would rather work. Adulting though has changed my mindset. I only associate my bedroom with sleep, I leave my devices on charge in my lounge so I’m not even attempted to touch them. Instead, for a few hours prior going to sleep I have a candle burning, I am lucky enough to have also been gifted the This Works deep pillow spray. I was cynical about it at first but have found that pillow spray has improved my sleep overall and I have to admit, my anxiety too.
Being the girl in the library, I adore books. I always have and undoubtedly always will. Before going to bed I try and either read a book or journal (more on that later). Personal development books are my favourite and I have always personally felt that reading about my industry before bed helps me sleep well. There is so much material on my field that I can always find a new book on it and that way, I am always inspired and motivated before hitting the sheets.
Of course, me being me I love writing down all of my goals. I practise goal-setting twice a day, in the morning and at night. Why? Because I love reminding myself about where I am heading and my purpose. I have wild dreams so documenting them for me, is critical. When not scribbling about the future though, I am doodling about the past. I have a separate notebook to write my thoughts and feelings down, so not only am I going to bed inspired and motivated but honest too.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading through my evening routine, let me know in the comments below what your routine looks like.