This post is for those that struggle with sleep! By making small changes to your evening routine, you can change your entire day for the better.
Here are 6 ways you easily rest and de-stress by setting aside a little time each night for yourself:
One of the easiest ways to relax and de-stress is to move around. Before trying to sleep go for a walk or take a couple minutes to do some yoga and deep breathing to relax your body and calm your mind. The key here is simply keeping your body in motion.
Have a Mini Declutter Session
The thought of waking up to a messy house is enough to make it hard to sleep. Set a timer for 15-20 minutes to clean up as much as you can, focusing on the areas of your home you will use the most in the morning. Your morning self will also thank you for getting ready in a peaceful and organized environment.
Prepare for Tomorrow
Taking a moment in the evening to prepare for the next day can make your morning routine a little smoother. You can do this by laying out your outfit for the next day and packing your lunch. These small decisions and details can cause stress on your morning-tired brain. You will be amazed in the morning by how much time these two small steps will save you.
Take a Relaxing Bath
A bath is the perfect time to relax and recharge after a long day. It’s also the perfect place to pamper yourself. You can add bath bombs, salts, or doTERRA Serenity to help you unwind. Take full advantage of this alone time for some pampering and re-centering.
Start Your Diffuser
Using your oils to relax and re-center is one of the best ways to de-stress. Three of the best oils for finding peace at the end of the day are:
doTERRA Serenity: a restful blend created to encourage calm emotions and lessen feelings of tension. It is the perfect oil to diffuse while falling asleep.
doTERRA Balance: created to help ground emotions. It is formulated with emotionally beneficial essential oils that work together to create a sense of calmness and wellbeing
doTERRA Console: the perfect oil for the end of a hard day. Created to promote feelings of comfort and hope, diffuse this oil when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Try these combos either topically, on the feet and back of neck, or in the diffuser!
• restless sleeper - trouble falling asleep - cedarwood & wild orange
• wakes a lot - waking in the middle of the night- sandalwood & clary sage
• light sleeper - can never get in that REM cycle- lavender & bergamot
• anxious sleeper- worries and stress keep you up- marjoram & Roman chamomile
Avoid Screen Time
Low lighting is key to a good night’s rest. Bright light from our screens triggers our brains to wake up and keep working. Some alternatives to screen time before bed could include reading a good book, an adult coloring book or journal writing. Journaling before bed gives the opportunity to reflect, set intentions, and write down what you are grateful for. This time spent in the real world away from your phone will help your brain know it is time for rest.
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