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Simple Self-Care Practices For Your Evening


Meditation has been shown to have powerful relaxation effects on the body and mind. Setting aside just a few minutes each night to meditate can calm anxious chatter in the mind and help prepare you for sleep. 

Do a skincare routine

Doing a skincare routine before bed is not only good for your skin but it also signals to the brain that you’re winding down for the night. Try to practice mindfulness while you do it by really taking your time as you go through each step of the routine and being fully present. Practicing mindfulness is another great way to relax the nervous system and prepare the mind and body for a restful night’s sleep.

Journal for 5 minutes

Often one of the main reasons people have a hard time falling asleep at night is because their minds are still racing with thoughts. Taking just 5 minutes to jot down some of these thoughts, concerns, and/or reminders can open up space in the mind and allow us to enter into a more relaxed state. 

Breathe in essential oils

Taking a few deep breaths of essential oils such as lavender or eucalyptus is a great way to initiate slower, deeper breathing and in turn, relaxation. Both lavender and eucalyptus have been shown to possess anti-anxiety properties.

Lie on an acupressure mat

Acupressure mats have many benefits, including easing muscle tension and promoting healthy blood flow, which can trigger the release of endorphins that support relaxation and lead to higher quality sleep. Lying on an acupressure mat before bed can greatly reduce stress and tension that has built up in the body during the day and prepare the body to get rest. 

Take a warm bath or shower

There’s nothing better than taking a warm bath or shower to unwind after a long day. Studies have shown that taking a warm bath activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the part of your body responsible for relaxation. As the warm water increases body temperature, stress levels are reduced, endorphins are released, and circulation is improved.

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  1. Leah Pucciarelli says:

    Great tips thank you!