Wednesday, 20 February 2019

5 Great Bedtime Habits

5 Great Bedtime Habits
Now I'm not going to lie, when I wake up in the morning I sure as hell do not look like Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30, who rocks up to work in just a night-dress and some dainty heels. Girl envy right here. However, I do think incorporating some sort of night time routine into your life can definitely benefit you in the morning.

There is still hope for me yet to wake up looking like Jennifer.

Here are some things I do before I go to bed that really help benefit me in the morning and stop me from feeling like a walking zombie in need of blood coffee.

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 Turn Off Laptop
Getting into the habit of coming away from your desk an hour or 2 before bed definitely impacts on the way you sleep. I've gotten into the routine of reading before bed, which probably still isn't as effective, but my mind is relaxed and isn't worrying about things. I find doing this allows me to fall asleep a lot faster.

 Drink Herbal Tea
I've been drinking a cup of herbal tea or hot lemon water for a good few years now and can honestly say it's made a difference in my overall health. I always feel less sluggish, relaxed and cleansed when I drink either of these. I don't know if it's a myth, but having a hot drink an hour or so before bed definitely sets the mood before you go to sleep.

 Evening Skincare
Once I have removed all of my makeup and cleansed my skin, I like to pop my Origins Make A Difference Night Cream onto my skin, yes I said night cream, followed by some sort of treatment depending on my skin that day - 9 times out of 10 is a zit-zapper treatment because I have the skin of a teenager. Having a skincare routine in the evening really helps to feel relaxed and ready for bed. Who'd of thought I'd have night cream though??

 Prepping
If I know I have a busy day ahead of me I will meal prep (who am I kidding it's usually soup), get clothes ironed and laid out and pack my bag the night before, that way my brain is able to relax when I am in bed and in the morning I am not rushing around like a headless chicken and forgetting something.

♥ Winding Down
There are a couple more minuscule things I like to do before I go to bed that do have I'd say an impact. One of which is to spray my bed with a sleeping spray or use the LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion, I mean it just puts me to sleep even moisturizing my body it's such a chore in itself. I also like to reduce the brightness on my phone so my eyes aren't concentrating so hard on whatever it is I am looking at.
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Do you have any bedtime habits??
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10 comments

  1. I used to be so good with turning off my phone and laptop an hour before going to bed and reading and suddenly I have completely lost it (probably due to work!) I definitely need to get back into that habit, I always feel much more relaxed away from my phone! xx

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  2. I really want to try Lush Sleepy, it sounds like I'd love it as I love anything containing lavender xx

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  3. I'm OBSESSED with the Lush body lotion- it smells so good!

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  4. I usually read at bedtime too. Great post

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  5. I’ve been considering getting herbal tea before bed. Idk what took me so long.

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  6. I’ve never tried a hot drink before bed. I might have to try that.

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  7. This is great post. Do you have any tips on what kind of herbal tea?

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  8. I want to start drinking more herbal tea!

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  9. Love this post. I will keep an eye out for it.

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