Mornings routines are great, BUT without a solid evening routine, it’s very difficult to make a morning routine stick.
The below list (and video) contains my top three evening routine tips and access to my FREE Evening Routine Checklist:
- Have an activity that serves as the bookend to your work day (if you work from home) and/or signifying the end to your home/family responsibilities and start of self-care time for you. Maybe shutting your laptop, plugging it in, and putting on some music ends your work day or maybe a 5- minute connection in each of your kids’ rooms signifies the end to family time and start to you time.
- Engage in gentle exercise or stretching to end your day. You could try evening yoga, legs up the wall, a few stretches, or an accupressure mat. You could also include deep breathing and/or mindfulness exercises for added benefit.
- Try to avoid excessive blue light at night, such as light from the television, computer, or phone. If you need to use these devices, you could try installing a light blocking app or program or purchasing blue light blocking glasses. Ha, I have some huge orange ones that look ridiculous, but I notice a difference when I wear them!
Are you interested in starting an evening routine that serves you well?
Check out my FREE Evening Routine Checklist by clicking here. I often hear moms telling me that they just want to work on a morning routine, but it’s worth stating again that an ideal morning is nearly impossible without an ideal evening the night before.
For this reason, I often work with moms on creating a sustainable evening routine before working on a morning routine. This evening routine checklist helps set the foundation for quality rest through focusing on two main components of health: physical health and mental/spiritual health. The checklist includes a progress tracker and weekly check-in to create an ideal evening routine that lasts!