A day of productive work will feel fulfilling but the amount of energy it took to do them will surely drain you at the end of the day. It will be hard for you to relax and go to bed on time if you keep stressing over work even after working hours. If you’re working from home, this will be especially hard so you need to have a routine that will help you.
So for a starter, schedule work time and self-care time separately. Pat yourself in the back and affirm that you did all you can today and leave the rest for tomorrow. To our dear ladies out there, here are a few ideas of how you can chill and relax to add to your routine if you want.
Have a hearty meal routine
Nothing brings a warmer comfort than having a hearty meal after a long day. So if you know how to prepare one for yourself you can very much do that but if you don’t have enough energy to do so, it’s also okay to have your favorite dish delivered to you.
Also, don’t forget to give yourself enough hydration by drinking lots of water and maybe tea before bed, always include this in your routine (you can’t have a good night’s rest with a bloated tummy)
Light candles and dim the light in your routine
All of the bright lights will make it hard for you to fall asleep faster. So create a spa-like atmosphere in your own bedroom with scented candles, dim lights, and even turning on your air purifier or oil diffuser just for some added relaxing experience.
Turn off notifications
There’s no bigger distraction than the phone you use all day. So get off of social media and put your phone on silent or even on do-not-disturb if you really need some good recharging. You wouldn’t want to waste hours of time if you stay glued scrolling through your phone in the evenings.
Play some chill music
A good personal recommendation would be to listen to drizzling rain and ocean waves or just any nature sounds that you prefer. It will surely help you release all the stress and tension and just be present and focused on your self-care routine.
Take a relaxing bath
Having a hot shower after a long day would surely feel pampering. Add whatever makes you feel calm during your baths. Bath bombs, candles, bubbles, essential oils, and exfoliators will surely be great.
This might be a little extra but it’s really nice to treat yourself every once in a while. You deserve it!
Do your skincare routine
The evenings are the best time to use your favorite sheet mask and attend to your skin care needs may it be to hydrate, moisturize, and even spot-treat.
Try to make your skin routine as simple as possible if all you want to do is go to sleep.
Read a book
It’s always great to read a little bit per day even if it’s just 10 minutes just to immerse yourself in a world outside of your head. Have 3 books stacked where it is easy for you to see them so that you can remember to read a few pages just before you feel sleepy?
Journal and plan for tomorrow
Have a little notebook where you can just scribble away all your thoughts and feelings and have the chance to process them and just reflect. Have a separate planner where you can plan for the next day to release any anxious feelings that you might have for tomorrow.
Get a good night’s rest
Go to bed not later than 11 pm as the quality of your sleep is not only the number of hours that you sleep but also the time that you actually fall asleep. The quality of rest that you get from having an 8-hour sleep when you go to bed late will still make you feel restless by the time you wake up. So, train your body to feel sleepy at least half an hour before 11 pm so that you can have a good night’s rest and feel energized in the morning.
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