MY WIND-DOWN RITUAL

 

 

I spoke previously about my wind-down routine in this post, but I thought it deserved a post of its own as it’s genuinely something I look forward to each day.

To me, it signifies the start of a peaceful evening, to which will continue into the next day and so-on. It’s time for me to just relax and let the motions of the day be.

I start by (of course) getting into loungewear as soon as possible, there’s no way I could sit around and do things around the house in my jeans. Instead of usually running a bath about 7pm, I make it so I’m having a bath straight before I go to bed to doze off at 9-10pm.

I like to use Empsom salts in my bath as it really relaxes my muscles after a day of work, play, and some yoga. I also take my time doing my skincare routine and if I feel like it, a face mask while I’m in the tub.

I usually save some of my favourite people to watch on Youtube for while I soak in the bath, and once I’m out I use LOADS of the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion before I get into my pyjamas.

When I get into bed I leave my phone elsewhere to charge, apply some hand cream, spritz some pillow spray and spend a good half hour reading whatever book I’m currently reaching for.

Like I said previously, it’s definitely one of the highlights of my day and I sleep so much better than I did before I incorporated this calming ritual.

 

Do you have a wind-down routine for the end of the day?

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  • Your wind down routine sounds so calming! I find reading before bed so beneficial. I have such a bad sleep if I don’t x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • I honestly look forward to it everyday! Would definitely recommend πŸ™‚ x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Wow that sounds super relaxing! I wish i could take a bath every night but i have to work.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Your routine sounds so calming and relaxing, I love it! Epsom salts in a bath are great aren’t they xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Amy Eade

    This sounds dreamy, one of the things I hate about shift work is not being able to have a proper wind down routine!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • Ah that’s a shame! But you could have a morning one instead πŸ™‚ x

  • Sounds like such a calm wind down routine! I love getting into my pj’s early and spending some down time either reading, listening to podcasts or watching some Netflix series!

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • Ooh what are you watching at Netflix at the minute? x

  • Your evening ritual sounds soooooo calming! I wish I was better at this – I usually get so tired I just pass out.

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Your routine sounds so relaxing! I put comfy clothes on the second I get home! I love to take my time doing my skincare and read before bed. I try not to use electronics before sleeping. πŸ™‚

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • Me too, and I take my makeup off straight away too! πŸ˜‰ xx

  • I was so excited to read this as I’ve been struggling lately to wind down in the evenings. I feel like this routine would be so lovely to do. Maybe not everyday as I also enjoy spending time chilling out watching a cosy TV programme but a bath and phone detox is a great idea! Are there any books you would currently recommend as I am nearly at the end of mine? xx

    • Oh you should definitely have a go and see if it makes it any calming. In terms of fiction I loved the new Sophie Kinsella one, and I’ve just started the new Jill Mansell which seems great. xx

      • I’m sure this is just what I need! Thanks for the book ideas! xx