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My Night Time Routine.

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I mentioned briefly in my post where it all began that I am an anxious person. I tend to find evenings especially difficult, I will often go to bed and my mind will be whirring constantly and I find it really difficult to switch off and calm down.

To combat this a few months ago I started to get together a nightly routine to help reduce my stress levels and relax me. It has been a great success & I thought I’d share what I do to de-stress and unwind each evening.

The first thing I do once I’ve cooked dinner and done a spot of house work is run a bath. I love baths and find that the warm water is an instant soother. I’ll pop a bit of stress release bubble bath in too so I have lots of lovely smelling bubbles! Then I’ll grab my current book and settle down to read whilst soaking away in the tub.

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Once I’m out of the bath, I’ll pop the kettle on and make myself a cup of tea, I try and make sure I have as little caffeine as possible so it doesn’t make me even more jittery. I always have a herbal caffeine-free tea such as peppermint or the chamomile, lime flower and lavender one I mentioned in my September favourites post.

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Then I’ll snuggle down in my dressing gown and my cup of tea and watch a bit of TV with my boyfriend. As soon as I get sleepy I go to bed, put my bedside lamp on and will sit and read my book for half an hour.

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By the time I’ve done this I’m usually so sleepy I fall asleep without much trouble!

So that’s what I do to relax in the evening, what do you do to wind down?

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16 thoughts on “My Night Time Routine.

  1. I am not great at keeping to nighttime routine but I always try to have some herbal tea and have a read chat or sing once in bed for 10 mins or so:)

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