20 Easy Ways To Help You Relax Before Bed
  • thereclusehubofficial

20 Easy Ways To Help You Relax Before Bed

Updated: May 9



In the era of self-care, we are trying to appreciate ourselves more, to care for our bodies, and to do what's best for our physical and mental health. Realistically though, it can get hard to practice self-care during our busy workdays. One way to incorporate a few aspects of self-care is to practice some relaxing activities at night before we go to sleep. I've compiled a list of 20 easy ways to relax after a long day. #self-care #selfcare #relaxation #relax


- This post contains affiliate links -


1. Have a cup of tea


Yes, this is a common one, but a cup of chamomile or lavender tea will calm you down and make you feel cozy. My personal favorites are yogi tea and tulsi tea (holy basil).


This caramel-flavored bedtime tea taste amazing!




2. Have a hot bath or shower


A shower or bath can help relieve any soreness and tension in your body, which makes you feel more relaxed and more comfortable. Try to use a shower gel or bath bomb that has a scent you love.


3. Burn incense or light a candle


There are some good aromatherapy candles that provide a calming scent. Amazon has some affordable aromatherapy candles that you can use to unwind after a long day.






4. Read at least 20 pages of a good book


Using your handheld devices like a phone or tablet can actually prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. Instead, try reading from a good book.


5. Meditate or sit in complete silence and think about your goals


Clearing your mind pre-sleep will help you avoid those pestering thoughts that keep popping into your mind as you struggle to fall asleep. Don't forget to just think about something productive and focus on that.


6. Do some yoga or breathing exercises


There are many breathing exercises on Youtube you can do.


7. Listen to relaxing music


If you like classical music, Mozart always helps - there are playlists on Youtube with 3 or 4 hours of nonstop classical music. If you don't like classical music, try ambient playlists or ASMR.


8. Write down your thoughts or try journalling in a cute notebook


Writing can be therapeutic, especially if it becomes a routine. Use a cute notebook and some nice pens to make it feel like an 'experience'.






9. WATCH AN EPISODE OF A SHOW


Watch one episode of your favorite show but make sure you limit yourself to one or else you’ll get into binging mode, which won't make you feel ready for sleep.


10. Watch & listen to relaxation and ASMR videos on Youtube



11. Try coloring books, sudoku or crosswords


There are some great coloring books for adults that come in sets on Amazon




12. Massage your face with your hands or use a jade roller, it will make your skin feel great


Jade rollers help de-puff your face and improve circulation, which makes your skin look better. Jade rollers are an important part of many Asian skincare routines.





13. SKINCARE


If you use skincare, pamper yourself with masks, serums and face creams - here are some of my suggestions:


Korean Face Masks

Vitamin C Serum

Probiotic Cream











14. If you have pets just sit with them and play with them or pet them


15. Look at photographs from a time in your life when you were really happy


16. Listen to an interesting podcast as you fall asleep


There are tons of good podcasts on all topics but choose a light topic that won't stress you out. Listen to something motivational or an interesting self-development topic.


17. Look out the window and stare at the sky


Look at the stars, the sky, the moon, or whatever it is you can see, even if it’s a boring view, just stare for a few minutes and think.


18. Go for a car ride at night if you can’t sleep


19. Sing out loud to your favorite song


Singing releases endorphins and improves your mood.


20. Sort out your outfit for the next day and put together several potential outfits


#relaxbeforebed #fallasleeptips

57 views

©2020 by thereclusehub. Proudly created with Wix.com