A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed. For example, it may be your habit to have a hot drink before going to bed, or perhaps you like to read a book in bed before going to sleep. Most people should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. You should stick to the same sleep routine, even on vacations and weekends, since sleeping late some days can throw off your internal clock. Of course, you should make your night routine the way you like it, I’m here only to give you some advice that may help you.
1.) Disconnect from work.
Those who are able to disconnect after work; disconnect physically, emotionally, and cognitively, had improved energy levels, better sleep cycles, increased concentration, and more positive moods.
2.) Take care of morning chores
If you struggle to get started in the morning, ask yourself what usually holds you up.
Maybe you spend a lot of time deciding on an outfit or never know where to find your keys. Perhaps you need a hearty breakfast to begin your morning but have to clear the sink of last night’s dishes first.
Setting aside 15 to 30 minutes every evening to prepare for the next day can help prevent hectic mornings and promote peace of mind as you get into bed.
3.)Set the mood
Instead of simply switching off the lights at bedtime, try preparing your environment for sleep earlier in the evening. This gives your body time to adjust to the idea of sleep.
-Put on some calming music
Playing soft, soothing music help a lot. Feeling emotionally at peace can help your body feel calmer, too.
While music may help you fall asleep faster and get better sleep, make sure you stick with calming tunes.
4.)Skincare routine and shower
Good skincare is important for million reasons, I can literally make whole another post about skincare if you are interested
5.) Make a to-do list.
But creating a to-do list at night may be more time-efficient and reduce morning stress. A nightly list also marks a definitive end to the day, resulting in a greater work-life balance. As I said for the morning routine, different types of apps can help you with this.
6.) Try journaling to relieve stress
A journal provides a space to express any concerns weighing on your mind, reducing the need to unpack them mentally in bed. journaling reduced bedtime worry and stress, increased sleep time and improved sleep quality.
Reading is the very last thing most successful people do before going to sleep. Reading also allows your muscles to relax and slows down your breathing, leaving you feeling calmer. Similar to how physical exercise strengthens the body, cognitive exercises, like reading, are important to strengthen the mind. Strong cognitive function can help reduce mental chatter, which in turn, helps us drop into a quiet state of relaxation.
“Make sure to be thankful before bed. What you think about now will determine the state of your dreams.”— Unknown