Part of lowering your stress is having a bedtime routine to keep you on track and focused on bettering yourself during the day. By starting small with a few changes to your night and creating healthy sleeping habits, you will be on your way to a more relaxed, healthy, and calm version of yourself.
1. Take Care of Your Skin
If you need a new skincare routine, set yourself up for success with a routine that will protect, nourish, and relax your skin. Look for companies that are known for their skincare products. They will have everything from products with peptides, retinoids, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Plus, they will also be free of parabens, animal oils, formaldehyde, and other toxins. You will feel less stressed and you will feel good about the products you are putting on your skin.
2. Turn On Your Speaker
If you are the type of person that enjoys listening to sounds while you sleep, a bluetooth pillow speaker is going to be a game changer for you. It plays a selection of music or restful sounds that are selected by you. The pillows are lush and soft, but flexible enough for any type of sleeper. They are designed to reduce stress and usher you into the sleep you deserve. Oh, and don’t worry about the sound waking up your partner. It will deliver it through gentle vibrations that only the user can hear.
3. Get in the bath
Giving yourself the proper time to relax in the bath will melt your stress away. Use a bath bomb to help you get there. Bath bombs can have numerous ingredients, including hemp, jojoba, and safflower seeds oils, to cleanse and moisturize. Plus, they will have you leaving your bath calm and ready for bed. If you need an added bonus for your relaxation, bring a book with you, or listen to a calming podcast or meditation. But maybe set an alarm on your phone, that way you don’t fall asleep in there.
4. Take Your Nightly Supplements
Having proper nutrition throughout the day is important, but sometimes you don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from your diet. That is where supplements come in. Companies create vitamins to aid your diet, and they don’t overrun your system with unnecessary amounts of additives. You can pick the one that fits your needs as they have ones that are specific to where you are in life. Whether it be your age, gender, or if you are pregnant, you can even get one for your partner or kiddos.
5. Don’t Use Your Phone
Not using your phone or watching TV two hours before bed, will change everything! This isn’t going to be an easy one to do, but it will be beneficial to lower your stress levels. By not having the blue light glaring at you for hours before bed, you will not only lower stress levels, but it will help to reduce eye strain, neck strain, and improve your overall mental health. We also suggest not using your phone in bed at all. This one will be extremely difficult, but it will help to wire your body and brain to know that your bed is strictly for relaxing.
6. Read or Journal
If you want to relax but not just lay there, you should crack open a book or journal about your day. A book will help you to relax and take you out of your everyday life. Leaving all the stress of your day behind. If there is something that you need to get off your chest before bed, try to write it down. By doing that, you will be able to let go more easily, your stressors will melt away, and you will finally be able to relax and rest.
We hope that whatever tip you choose will allow you to reduce your stress and get the sleep you want. Sweet dreams!