Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day. As most of you know, I recently uploaded a post called “Start The Morning Off Right” where I discuss a new morning routine to reduce electronics use. (If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here). So I thought, why not make a new nighttime routine as well! My main focus for this nightly routine is to help myself wind down before going to bed. Sometimes I have a hard time falling or staying asleep, so I think doing this will really help my quality of rest.
After the usual getting dressed and brushing my teeth, the first thing I do is wash my face. I used to NEVER wash my face unless I was in the shower, but I know you’re really supposed to wash your face every day. For Christmas I got the facial cleansing brush from Vanity Planet and I have been loving it! (Just FYI this baby is 50% off right now if you’re wanting to get one). After applying my facial cleanser, I’ll use the facial cleansing brush for about 3-4 minutes all over my face and my neck. Then, once my face has been washed and dried, I use the Olay active hydrating cream. The combination of these too make my face feel extra soft.
The next part of my routine consists of some journaling. I also got a gratitude journal for Christmas, so I thought it would be a nice thing to use for my routine. The Gratitude Finder by Reminder Binder gives you 7 little spaces to write about something you’re grateful for each day. It also has sections for people or experiences your grateful for, random acts of kindness, and words of the week. Oh and they have stickers!!
The last part of my nighttime routine is a 1-minute breathing exercise. I talked about this over on my Instagram for one of my self-care Sundays and it’s something that has really helped me in the past. All I do is Google “breathing exercise” and this little exercise pops up. Just press play and follow the directions given. You can use this exercise for yourself at the bottom! This exercise always calms me down and is great to ease your mind before going to sleep. Yesterday was my first time trying this routine, and I really enjoyed it. I think it will be a great aid in keeping me relaxed and falling asleep every night. I highly encourage you to try out the tips I suggested or create a nighttime routine that is most suited to your lifestyle! Enjoy and go get some shut eye!