Nightly Self Care Routine

When everything else feels so chaotic, it feels great to come home at night and know I still have my little self-care routine to help me relax and get ready for a fresh start in the morning.

It took me a while to find a routine that was perfect for me, but maybe reading this post will give you some ideas for your own!


Dry Brush & Moisturize

I got my dry brush here on amazon! Basically, before you shower, you take 5 minutes to go over your skin. It gets rid of any dead skin cells, as well as stimulates your lymphatic system…A.K.A. it reduces the appearance of cellulite. Dry brushing is also really well known for detoxifying your body. So basically, it’s a miracle!

Write Down What I Did

This is something that I started doing as of the beginning of the New Year! I just bought a simple planner, and in each of the little days, I write a small summary of what I accomplished and what happened to me. It’s a really nice way to reflect on my day, and in a way, I feel like it pushes me to do more. I think I would be really disappointed if I was looking back in a couple years, and saw that I was just following the same simple routine every week.

Journal

This is a bit different than just writing down what I did. I don’t journal every single night. I use my journal to write down ideas, go over things that have been running through my head, or even just to draw. It’s a bit like a brain-dump, & it’s a great way to unwind and release everything so I can sleep more peacefully.

Read (Put Down My Screen)

This is one where I should say “Do as I say, not as I do,” because I am so bad at this one! But I’m working on it! It’s so much better for your eyes and for your sleep when you aren’t seeing a bright light in your face the moment before you shut your eyes. I’ve been working on one book for like a month and a half now, but I’m trying to find the time.

Prepare For the Next Day

I do this in a couple different ways. I have early classes every single day, so I know I need to have everything ready right away. To do this, I get my backpack and outfit together the night before.

I also like to plan out my day ahead of time, just so I have an idea of what I need to handle before it’s thrown at me. Whenever I schedule an appointment or meeting, I put it in my google calendar. During syllabus week, I also put all my homework in my calendar. That way, when it comes time to make a to-do list, I just have to look at what I already have planned for myself. If I have a goal that I’m currently working towards, I’ll put a piece of it on my daily to-do list so I don’t get overwhelmed trying to tackle it all at once.


Doing small tasks like these have really helped to make my mornings easier and brighter! I go to bed with a feeling of a clear mind, and therefore can wake up fresh. Hopefully I was able to give you some ideas on tasks you might be able to implement into your daily routine! 🙂

Have a great rest of your week!

xoxo,

Gemma


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