These past few months have been draining emotionally, mentally, and physically. I tend to ignore my problems until either they go away or I have no choice but to do something. Two weeks ago I started taking care of the physical part of my problems, but I still wasn’t doing much for my emotional and mental state. I decided it was time to recharge my batteries a little with a self care night. Honestly, I used to do these at least once a week, but life happens and other things took priority. My self care nights are pretty simple, but they usually get the job done.
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Self Care Night Routine:
Run a bath
I decided to use a combination of three lavender products I got as a present for my birthday; lavender bath salts, lavender bubble bath, and a lavender bath bomb. I find that at night when I try to sleep I can’t relax. Lavender helps my mind to calm down.
Light a candle
I like to set the mood by lighting a candle. My bath is most relaxing with the lights off and a candle lit. I’m using a pumpkin pie candle, because I am definitely ready for the fall.
Read a book
I read on my phone with Kindle Unlimited. I love that I can read as many books as I want in a month for one set price, and I tend to read at least 4-5 books a week. Since I’m reading on the app on my phone I make sure I’m extra careful not to drop my phone into the bath. I decided to start a new book series. This book is called The Line by J D Horn. So far, I really like it.
Put on comfortable clothes
After my bath I make sure to put on something extremely comfortable. I always go with sweatpants and a sweater. I know it’s the summer still, and temperatures are over 100, but we keep house cool. I didn’t get around to taking a picture of me in the sweatpants, and trust me you’re not missing anything.
Make some tea
I love tea. It always helps me unwind. My favorite is English Breakfast tea. The caffeine in tea doesn’t keep my awake, which I love. Sometimes I’ll make cookies during the day, and eat them at night. My favorite cookies to make are shortbread cookies.
Watch something on Netflix
If it’s still on the earlier side, like tonight, I will put something on the TV from Netflix. This night I chose Criminal Minds. Honestly, I usually pick Criminal Minds. It’s one of my favorite shows.
Turn on oil diffuser
Before I go to sleep I turn on my essential oil diffuser. I like to diffuse lavender and cedar wood.
Go to sleep
My final step is to go to sleep without checking my phone. I want to avoid my phone at all costs, unless I’m setting an alarm for David, because then I will get sucked into social media. Most night DJ ends up in our bed, but thats okay with me.
What is your self care night routine? How often do you have one?