The Benefits of a Night Time Routine
It is likely that you would have heard of the term ‘night time routine’ with regard to babies however, a night time routine does not necessarily have to only be limited to babies. Adults too can enjoy and benefit from having a night time routine.
A long day
Especially after a long day, having a night time routine can help you unwind and relax. However, in order for the routine to be relaxing you have to make sure that you do not make the tasks too complicated or tiresome. For example, if you were to give yourself a pedicure every night this would likely not be very relaxing. Although you may have clean feet at the end of it, the process of preparing the items for the pedicure could be tiring especially after a long day.
Once you have gathered all the items, you would then need to begin the process of giving yourself a pedicure and this could be enjoyable on a day where you have not been working or doing much. However, especially after a long day of work it can be tiring to give yourself a pedicure. Once the pedicure is done you will then need to clean up.
Hence, not only will the process be tiring but it could also be time consuming. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep the routine easy and simple. For example, applying a hydrating eye cream is not tiring work. Having a hot bath or reading a book every night are tasks which do not require much effort.
It will become a habit
Having a night time routine could help you remember to do certain things. For example, if there are a set of creams that you have to apply on yourself every night, or if you enjoy doing yoga or meditating in the night, once you get into a routine, it will be hard to forget.
Especially after a long and tiring day it can be easy for things like applying cream to slip your mind. However, once you get yourself into a routine and your mind and body are used to something, you will likely remember even if you are feeling tired.
Once you get into a night time routine, you will likely fall asleep around the same time every night. This could be beneficial to you because especially if you go to bed at a reasonable hour, you will get in a good amount of hours of sleep and also be able to wake up at a reasonable time. Sleeping late could either mean that you over sleep or that you wake up early but you will not be well rested.
Oversleeping especially on a work day will not be a good idea because although you are well rested you will be late to work. If you wake up early after only getting a few hours of sleep, you will get to work early but you will not be well rested which is also not beneficial to you. Therefore, getting into a routine of sleeping and waking up early would mean that you are able to go to work on time feeling well rested.