Having a night routine has helped me in so many ways. It is literally one of the reasons I don’t get stressed out in the morning.
In this post, I will be telling you all the things I do every single night before I sleep no matter how tired I am. Let’s get into it.
I love having hot showers in the night because it helps me to calm my nerves after a very stressful day at college. That feeling of being clean in the night makes me very comfortable and relaxed. After showering, I apply a hydrating moisturizer all over my body and wear clean pajamas.
Once you see me in my pajamas, just know that I am officially done for the day and nothing will make me leave my dorm room again.
I sometimes get lazy about this but I still have to do it no matter what. From applying eye creams to lip balm, everything must be done. If you want to know my full skincare routine, let me know and I will post it as soon as possible. You can check out the toner I use, my favorite black soaps and even this amazing rice water for now.
Stretching is very important after a long day because your muscles are probably tensed. I try to do that for at least 3 minutes and believe me when I tell you that it has helped me to sleep even better.
This is very very important. If you’re someone like me that loves to keep snoozing the alarm clock till I’m late, this step will be a priority for you. I always remove the clothes I want to wear and keep them on top of my chair so that I don’t have to start thinking of what to wear the next day. This is such a good time-saving hack.
I love reading what I was taught in class that day before sleeping because if you read what you learned the same day, there is a 70% chance you will not forget it easily.
I also do any assignments I have and then sort out all the books I will need for tomorrow’s classes and put them in my backpack.
If we are on holidays, instead of reading my books, I love to check out some of my favorite blogs like straycurls or my favorite YouTuber, Jackie Aina.
meditating is so important to me. It helps me to reflect on my day and to see if I am actually working towards my goals or not. I love doing this after I have turned off my light and laid on my bed.
Drink a lot of water before sleeping because your body won’t get any liquid for the next 7-8 hours. I prefer to take hot tea at night while I am reading. For some reasons, it keeps me more focused and I get to become hydrated.
A day without talking to God is a day wasted(in my opinion). As a Muslim, it’s compulsory for us to pray 5 times daily but I love to go the extra mile and pray more and read the Qur’an. It’s such an amazing feeling when you’re talking to God and telling him all your problems because you have complete faith in him that he will make everything better.
Shut down your laptop, plug your phone and just switch off the light and go to bed. That’s it. Don’t make the mistake of going into bed with your phone because you will never sleep on time.
Did somebody annoy you today? Forgive them. Are you worried about the next day? Forget about it for now. I always love to empty my mind and make peace with everyone before I sleep because you don’t know what might happen (I mean, I could die before tomorrow, right? (God forbid though))
These are what I do every single night before I sleep and since I started doing such, my life has become so much easier and less stressful.
What do you do before you sleep? Let me know in the comments section.
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