One of my favorite parts of every day is getting in bed at night. After being a full time mom, wife, and blogger all day I am TIRED! Andrew jokes about the sigh I make when I get in bed all the time. The sigh of “oh thank god this bed feels amazing.” But I do have a bit of a routine I do before bed so that I am my best self the next day. Today I wanted to share the 7 things to do before bed every night to have the best day!
7 Things To Do Before Bed Every Night
Make A List: I have talked in an abundance about my love of to do lists! I seriously don’t know how people function without them! One of the last things I do at night on my phone is make my to do list for the next day. I put everything from working out, certain posts I need to write, starting our slow cooker, mopping the kitchen, etc. Pretty much any and all things I need to get done go on it. It makes me so much less stressed and I wake up knowing exactly what needs to be done.
Stretch: If you are like me and work out every day and are on your feet a lot. Stretching before bed helps me relax a ton and loosen my muscles up. Also helps me sleep so much better. These are my favorites.
Take Care Of Your Skin: No matter how tired I am, and trust me with a baby I am hella tired at night, I always always always do my skincare routine. I wash my face, put on toner, serum, moisturizer, neck cream, eye cream and lip balm. I will have a fully updated routine on the blog soon!
Talk To Your Spouse: If you are married, dating, etc you may notice that when days get busy you don’t have a single conversation that doesn’t involve “what are we having for dinner?” “how many times did the baby poop today?” (yes that’s a thing) etc. So before bed Andrew and I do our Q&A of the day book, as well as asking each other the high and low point of that day. Then we usually get in conversations about those things. These are great starting points!
Read: You know I love to read. I find that reading before bed destresses me and relaxes me. I also tend to have less bad dreams! Bad dreams can be associated with stress and anxiety so reading before bed is great for that. Tons of book suggestions here.
Turn Off Screens: Probably my worst habit is looking at my phone before bed. I have do not disturb on my phone from 10-6, but I still look at it! I try really hard to stop looking at screens once I get in bed. More so my phone. I read on my iPad but truthfully that’s all I do on it at night. I tend to not get on Facebook or Instagram from it. We are also horrible about watching tons of TV before bed. Trying to get better though!
Be Grateful: Take a minute before you fall asleep and just say 5 things you are grateful for today. I say blessings with Liam every single night before he goes to bed and I have since he was born. He loves them and smiles the entire time. I think it helps him sleep. So what if we all did that? I try to say 5 things I am blessed for and grateful for. It’s a game changer.
What are some things to do before bed every night that you find helpful?