So far, 2020 has been a chaotic year (to say the least). Even so, bringing structure into our lives through routines and rituals is imperative now more than ever to help us maintain a sense of balance and stability during these troubling times.
"Your planner can help you create the perfect evening routine in order to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing."
Evening routines can help you reach your goals and increase your productivity in the same way as morning routines, but can also support your morning routine by helping you get difficult tasks out of the way and start the following day on the right foot. Your Wellness Planner can help you create the perfect evening routine in order to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing. Here are a few simple tasks anyone can add to their evening to help make the perfect routine:
30 MINUTE TIDY
Keeping your space clean can have immensely positive benefits on your overall health and wellbeing. Doing a quick clean before you go to bed can really help improve the quality of your sleep and alleviate unnecessary stress in the morning. Your nightly tidy can be as simple as hanging up any extra clothes and jackets, loading the dishwasher with the dirty dishes from the day, and doing a quick sweep.
MAKE YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR THE NEXT DAY
Taking time in the evening to sit down and make your To Do List for the next day can make your mornings much more efficient by cutting down on planning and organizing time. Making your To Do List at night also allows you to more effectively review what you were able to get done that day and really understand what your priorities are for the next day because the day is fresh in your mind. Our NEW 2021 Planner is the perfect way to jot down and cross off your daily tasks for the entire week.
Stretching before bed allows you to connect your breath to your body and expel stresses and anxieties from the day. Also, gentle stretching in the evening works to alleviate muscle tension and increase levels of mindfulness which can improve the quality of your sleep by preparing your body for rest.
Drinking non-caffeinated tea before bed such as rooibos, chamomile, and lavender are all great options to improve the quality of your sleep because it acts as a mild sleep inducer and decreases anxiety. Natural, herbal tea is also an anti-inflammatory that can be soothing and cleansing for your digestive system while you are sleeping.
Journaling with a physical book is a great way to slow down your breathing, quiet your thoughts, and help you destress from the day. Studies also show that journaling before bed increases your concentration by forcing you to focus on one thing and ultimately will help you start the following day on a more productive note. We love our Daily Journal for guiding us through our days with gratitude, happiness, and positive affirmation.
When you meditate your pulse slows, your blood pressure drops, and your stress hormones decrease. Meditating before bed will positively impact your sleep as well as your overall quality of life by bringing you more peace and calmness. Many people struggle to meditate because they often fall asleep. If this is you - meditating before bed the perfect solution you can often relax yourself right in to sleep!
Words by Domunique Lashay