You may have stumbled upon this post thinking about a bedtime routine for a child. But this is a bedtime routine that I actually follow as an adult. As many of my followers know, last year was a real challenge for me in so many ways. All of which led to my This Is Me: 2018 Resolution Theme .
Nonetheless, with it being a few months into the year I have been able to establish a regular bedtime routine for myself and has been successful in my ability to get a better nights rest.
Sleeping Deeper & Feeling Refreshed
On most days, before I can even get out of my car as I get home from work I am greeted in the garage by my two kids. Collecting my things from the car I ender the kitchen, greet the rest of my family and begin to cook dinner. Afterward, I leave the kitchen with dirty plates, pots, and pans and head upstairs to begin my bedtime routine. washes.
Shout out to all the men who wash dishes! Especially my husband!
In 2018, I decided to be more intentional about taking care of myself. I have found the routine below to work well for me. However, please read my Full Disclaimer because this post is not meant to cure or treat any conditions. And as always, my posts do not contain any affiliate links.
My Bedtime Routine
- Shower – Find a good body wash or soap that you really like. I have always been a fan of Philosophy Pure Grace. I find that taking a shower in the evening helps me to process the day. I almost feel like I am washing away any troubles and sending them right the drain.
- Stop Eating – Our family eats dinner around 6:00 pm and I make an effort not to eat anything afterward. Now I must admit I may have a treat or dessert after dinner every now and then but certainly not every day.
- Essential Oils – My diffuser has served me so well in my bedtime routine! I usually put a few drops of lavender and orange to help me ease into the evening. The scent helps me to further unwind and relax. I have a few favorites and if you are looking for a good one to get started check this out my VAVA Desktop Diffuser Product Review.
- Get Headspace – This step can also be called mindfulness meditation. Sitting down for about 10 minutes I meditate with the help of Headspace. In addition, if I find I am having trouble settling my mind I will also use their Goodnight and Sleep Sounds meditation singles. I am a full subscriber of Headspace and with all of what the app offers; for me, it has more than paid for itself. Also, if you are looking for another blog to follow the Headspace Blog may be right up your alley.
In the midst of all of these steps, children are going back and forth. I am often being bombarded with questions from them or helping my mother. But the good thing about this is I am progressively finding mindful moments that are just for me.