Nourishing Evening Routine
It’s amazing how one little habit and mindset shift can turn everything around.
I’ve shared a couple of stories recently about my personal experience with morning routines.
I thought it’d be a good idea to talk a little bit about my nighttime routine! Because it plays a huge role in my wellness.
As a life coach, some days are crazy busy, and they also can be pretty physically demanding.
And a lot of the time, I used to get to the end of the day feeling WIPED OUT.
I’m all about keeping it real and transparent, and I thought it was important to share what USED to be my evening routine:
- Open door.
- Throw my bags on the floor or counter.
- Rummage in the fridge for food.
- Nuke it.
- Eat dinner, collapse on the couch.
- Stay on the couch as much as possible till bedtime, occasionally checking my phone (and also on my husband to make sure he was OK and doing his thing).
Super inspiring, right? (I kid – because these are definitely NOT #lifegoals!)
I was tired of having a “meh” night .. and I also wanted some free time on the weekends.
Because I was so unproductive during the week, I ended up spending the weekends doing chores and getting caught up on everything.
So … on my quest to up level my physical and emotional wellness, I decided to incorporate some healthy evening habits into my routine.
Eat an earlier, lighter dinner - check
Get some quality time with my husband - check
Turn off electronics at least 1 hour prior to bed - check
Take a relaxing, warm bath - check
Meditate and journal - check
Lights out by 10 PM - check
These rituals didn't happen all at the same time - it took almost a year to incorporate them all into my life in a natural, automatic way. They made a HUGE DIFFERENCE in my quality of sleep, my energy the next day, and many more benefits! Plus it made it SO much easier to stick to my morning routine.
Even though I normally eat a pretty clean diet, this took it to the next level and my energy improved a lot.
For me, with the whole world focused on the ultimate “start your day” routine, it is actually what I do at NIGHT that sets me up for success.