I am a huge advocate for a power-down hour, a bedtime ritual
The beauty of this evening gift to yourself is as magical as your 5am start.
To establish a successful morning routine, you first need to sleep well, allowing your mind, body and soul to rest and repair.
Waking refreshed energised and ready for the opportunities of the new day ahead.
As evening approaches, your whole being would’ve absorbed all the activity that has occurred consciously and subconsciously throughout the day.
From conversations, social media, TV, to the stress of travel and life’s curveballs.
As we move through different seasons of change, having a nourishing sleep can often feel elusive.
Here are some ideas and tips to create the perfect bedtime ritual.
Your bedroom should be a place of calm, a tidy, mess and work-free zone.
When there is space and calm externally it is easier to create it internally.
Keeping a regular bedtime helps your body clock
Chose a lights-out time that works for you and subtract an hour, this is the time your evening gift of self-love begins.
Turn off all electronics – the blue light tells our bodies that it is daylight. Notifications are a distraction and you don’t want to be distracted while you are preparing to rest and repair.
Create your ritual
What does a decadent hour for you look like?
A warm relaxing bath?
A gentle yoga routine?
Listening to relaxing music?
An evening walk in nature?
This hour is for you, fill it with things that bring you joy and relax your whole being.
Remember to finish on a positive
Reflect on your day. What went well? What can I do tomorrow that will allow me to be a step closer to the person I want to be?
Write three things that you are grateful for.
A heart that goes to bed grateful is a heart that wakes up full of joy.