If you’re anything like me, once night rolls around you’re ready to unwind. With the days looking the same because of the pandemic, I often just feel exhausted of the day to day routine that I’ve found myself in. I love getting to relax by getting ready for bed and using my relaxing night routine essentials. They help me rest and recharge for the next day and rest of the week!
Set the Mood
The first step to relaxing in my mind is lighting. I like to make sure I turn off my very bright and harsh over head light and switch to softer and less bright lights. This is my first step because it seriously helps my brain to realize it’s time to start relaxing because it’s getting darker. I also like to light my candles at this point because it just helps give off that cozy vibe.
Essential Oil Showers
I don’t know how anyone can take a shower in the morning and then get into bed at night. For me, I have to be clean before hopping into bed and I absolutely love using essential oils in the shower. I like to sprinkle lavender all over and then let the shower get hot and steamy. It seriously is a game changer and something that helped enhance my shower. In addition, I also recently found this Dr. Teal’s Lavender Body Wash and all I’m going to say is you need it! It is so bubbly and would be awesome in a bath.
Another level of relaxing I like is to take a shower in the dark. I have a small night light in my bathroom but taking a shower in the dark with my essential oils really reminds me of being at the spa. Just small things like this help to elevate my shower to make it that much more relaxing and recharing.
After I shower, the most important thing to me is how comfy and cozy the clothes I am about to put on are. I love my Barefoot Dreams Robe because it is like being in a cozy warm hug. This robe seriously makes me look forward to my night time routine because I can’t live without it.
Something for You
One thing that leveled up my routine was realizing this is basically a date with myself. This is 30-60 minutes of uninterrupted me time each day that I need to be able to tackle another day. I like to end my relax routine by doing something for me. Whether that’s cooking my favorite salmon dinner, reading my favorite book, or steaming/face masking, it’s just something little for me that makes me happy.
I think my overall theme here is for you to take time for yourself. Just a few minutes with yourself each day can help to rest and recharge you to keep going for the rest of the week. My Monday nights are dedicated to this in depth routine because it’s when I have the most time to really relax and unwind without having to rush home from work.
Let me know in the comments below what is essential to your relaxing night routine. I am all about relaxing and recharging in 2021. If the pandemic taught me anything, it’s to make sure we slow down once in awhile and get back in tune with ourselves.