After a hectic day, most of us just fall into bed without decompressing, only to start another busy day the following morning. What if we changed that routine and made bedtime a sacred period where we nourished ourselves instead? Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight will get you started rethinking your evening rhythm.
“The key to forming good habits is to make them part of your ‘rituals.’ I have a morning ritual, afternoon ritual, and Sunday ritual. It’s one way to bundle good habits into regular time that you set aside to prepare yourself for the life you want. Rituals help you form habits.” – Lewish Homes
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Once we examine the way we live our life and create an intentional way of living, we can transform how our days unfold.
Here are the Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight:
1) Pick a bedtime.
Stay consistent with what time you go to bed and follow this routine even on the weekends. Eventually, your body will naturally start winding down after the habit is consistently in place.
2) Power down.
Turn off the television, internet, and phone at least one hour before bedtime. You want to signal to your body that it’s time to relax. By shutting off the stimulation early that keeps you awake, you’ll have more time to decompress.
3) Candlelight bath.
There is nothing that equals a warm bath in my mind for winding down. I got into this habit years ago, and whenever I’m having trouble sleeping, I get up and take a bath. Adding candlelight makes this nightly routine even cozier. Just be sure to complete the bath at least one hour before bedtime to ensure optimal sleep.
4) Layer your bed.
You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so make sure its comfortable and you have the right sheets and blankets. Layers of blankets and lots of pillows create a comfy cocoon that will ensure a beautiful night’s sleep.
5) Goodnight moon.
Make it a ritual to go outside, wrapped in a blanket and say goodnight to the moon. We forget how the most beautiful things in the world are free.
6) Tea please.
There’s something so wonderful about slowly drinking a warm cup of tea. It’s amazing something so simple is bursting with flavor and warms you to the tip of your toes. Make sure you keep a variety of tea on hand and buy special seasonal teas when available.
7) Fairy lights.
There’s something so magical about fairy lights. Turn off harsh lights and sit in the twinkling wonder of your room before drifting off to sleep. Take deep breaths and marinate in the peacefulness.
8) Be grateful.
Every night write in a journal what you are grateful for today. There’s a shift that happens in all of us when we learn to focus on what’s right with our lives, instead of rewinding the day and thinking of what went wrong. For more ideas on gratefulness, read this post 21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings.
9) Keep it cool.
The optimal temperature to keep your bedroom for a perfect night’s sleep is between 60-67 degrees.
10) Get lost.
Let a special book take you to another time and place. Make it a nightly ritual to read before bedtime and give yourself that quiet time to take your mind off yourself and let your imagination soar.
11) Scented dreams.
Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon and Bergamot are just a few of the scents that promote sleep. You can have dried herbs in a bowl or use a diffuser to make envelope your bedroom into a dreamy state.
12) Snuggle up.
Snuggling with your loved one is the perfect way to end the evening. If you don’t have a significant other, take the time to snuggle with your dog or cat.
We’ve reached the end of Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight.
I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite bedtime ritual.
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