My Ideal Night Routine

One of my goals for 2020 was to establish more of a solid routine when it came to my mornings, evenings, and after work. While I can be flexible, I really like to have an expected structure to my day where I know what I’m doing and when. So in this post, I thought it would be fun to share my ideal night routine with you all. It’s a routine I have pretty down pat and usually execute when I’m not very overwhelmed. There really is no rhyme or reason to what I specifically do, but I do try to make sure that I’m in the right space to start the next day.

Without further ado, here is my night routine.

9:30-9:45 pm – Log off computer, clean up kitchen, tidy apartment, plan next day

I spend a few minutes in the evening to make sure I’m ready for the next day. This includes cleaning up the kitchen post-dinner. Sometimes I do it right after I eat and sometimes it waits. It just depends on how eager I am to dive into that night’s project. I also pull out my planner and will plan out my next day, which sometimes entails writing a to-do list so I can have it ready to go.

9:45-10:15 pm – Shower, get ready for bed, face mask, etc.

I’m 100% a night showerer. I like to go to bed clean, wiping off all the dirt and germs I accumulate throughout the day. My shower and post-shower routine can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes depending on if I need to wash my hair or decide to do a face mask. This is my time for a little self-care, especially if I’ve had a long day. The Aromatherapy Collection from Bath and Body Works really makes this part of my night routine complete.

10:15-10:45 pm – Read

I like to finish my night by reading in bed for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes it’s more, sometimes it’s less depending on when I finish showering or how tired I am. I usually pop two Olly Sleep Gummies (honestly, they give me the best sleep) and read since they take about 30 minutes to kick in. Reading gives my brain some time to unwind and get me in the right headspace for bed.

10:45-11:00 pm – Set the stage for bed

This time entails a bunch of random things, such as turning on my humidifier, making sure my window is open, getting more water, putting leave-in product in my hair, etc. Once I make sure I’ve done all of these action items to get my room and myself ready for bed, it’s time to turn out the light.

11:00 pm – Bedtime!

So there you have it, my ideal night routine. If all of my nights could be like this, I would be a happy camper. I’ve been a little bit of a workaholic lately, so they haven’t been like this, so hopefully this week, I can get back in the swing of having a night routine!

What’s your night routine?

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