My Nightly Routine

I wanted to share my night-time routine in hopes that I can give you some ideas! Having a nighttime routine has helped my mental health because it allows me to calm down so I can get a good nights sleep without over thinking and lying awake with anxiety.

My routine starts at 8:00 pm and I give myself two hours before it’s lights out and I’m falling asleep at 10:00 pm.

8:00 pm- Stop any work that you’re doing. For me, it means any work I didn’t get done or any school work I didn’t get done, I stop. Unless it’s due the next day. But, I stop everything at 8 o’clock and I am no longer allowed to worry about it.

After that, I get showered and grab a snack. I know that people say not to snack after dinner, but if I go to bed hungry, I wake up with a headache. I usually watch TV with my family until about 9 o’clock. Sometime after 9 o’clock, I’ll go back to bed, turn on my Himalayan salt lamp and my diffuser with lavender. Then, I turn off my light, grab a book, and use my book light to read a chapter of whatever book I’m reading. Right now, I’m reading The Power of Habit.

There are nights where I don’t read. Sometimes I listen to music. If my anxiety is really high, I tend to listen to music to clear my thoughts or maybe to encourage me to go through whatever I’m feeling. If I’m sad, maybe I listen to sad music to get it out, or I listen to happy music. It really depends on what I’m feeling!

I try to be asleep by 10, but since my classes ended, that hasn’t been happening too often. Some people say a routine is more important now than ever. But, it truly depends on you. If you feel your best with a routine, do it! If not, don’t stress about it.

The reason behind sharing my night routine is because I think it’s so important to develop routines that make you feel good. I love my routine because it gives me time with my family, and time to stop working. Before, if I didn’t get everything done in time, I would overwork myself. I also tend to stress at night and I know I’m not the only night-time over-thinker, so shutting myself down at 8:00 pm is what works for me.

A tip for when you can’t sleep is to find a meditation app and listen to their night time stories. I was skeptical, but they put me to sleep almost every time. I like Headspace and Shine!

Another tip for getting calm for bed is journal out your feelings, read, listen to calming music, and meditate. Also, maybe some night-time yoga.

If you have a night-time routine please share! I want ideas and I’m curious to know what works for you all!

Talk soon,

Elliana 🙂

Published by Elliana

I feel passionate about every thing I post. Mental health, puppies, the earth, and businesses with morals! I hope to be as real and open as I can be with you. My main goal is to spread positive vibes!

2 thoughts on “My Nightly Routine

  1. Finding the sleep meditation or Sleep Hypnosis that works with you really helps. Sometimes I’ve found that there isn’t enough background white noise or silence to help me go to sleep, or the narrator wakes you up because its jarring. Using the blue light filter on my cellphone has really helped too.

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    1. I truly didn’t think I would like the sleep section in meditation apps but they work really well sometimes. But you’re right, sometimes they also startle me awake!

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