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We see a lot of emphasis put on healthy morning routines such as getting in your daily yoga, meditation, journaling, eating a healthy breakfast, rigorous skincare regime, etc. But not a lot on evening routines, as many of us just want to crash after a long day of Zoom calls that could’ve been emails.
Experts have said that a healthy evening routine is just as crucial as the mornings. A restful, rejuvenating night’s sleep can help you prepare for an even more successful morning. Here are seven ways to help you achieve that evening Zen.
1. Start off with some deep stretches and light yoga
“A routine of down dog to child’s post every evening with hamstring stretches before bed will help calm the mind and body and ease you into a good night’s sleep” says Certified Fitness Trainer, Robin Lampkin. “Making yoga or deep stretches a part of your nightly routine will help with an overall calming effect that creates a peace of mind and allows your body to relax and rest from is typically a tense-filled and anxiety-ridden day.”
2. De-stress with a bath
To help take off the day, soaking in a hot bath with lavender bath bombs will help take the stress away. Baths are also a great way to detox the body daily.
3. Incorporate an evening facial routine
Using products like CeraVe. “Your evening skincare routine is where you can take the time to treat your skin to the most important active ingredients and let them work for you during sleep” says Dr. Stefani Kapple, founder of MDAiRE. “I recommend a gentle cleanser followed by a toner to prepare the skin, a Vitamin A derivative, a Vitamin C as an antioxidant, an Eye Serum and a hydrator.” says Dr. Kapple. Also incorporating a Gemstone face roller can help relieve tension and has a calming effect.
4. After the bath, make yourself a cup of herbal tea
Like this organic Cup of Calm Lavender Mint Herbal Tea from Traditional Medicinals which provides a unique blend of herbs and spices to help you feel calm and relaxed when you need it most.
Journaling with the Moon Journal by Natalie Kehren “This journal is designed to deepen anyone’s journaling experience by connecting each writing session with the cycles of the moon” says Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Spiritual Director Natalie Kehren.
6. Try Pillow Mist
Spraying your sheets and pillow with a lavender spray helps relax the mind, body and soul for a more restful sleep. Try this Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist.
7. Need help blocking intrusive noise to help you relax and fall asleep easier?
Then the LectroFan Evo Sound Machine is for you. Using state-of-the-art technology, the LectroFan generates realistic fan sounds, white noise, and ocean sounds to help keep you relaxed so you can fall (and stay) asleep.
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