Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

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.  

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight

9) Keep it cool.

The optimal temperature to keep your bedroom for a perfect night’s sleep is between 60-67 degrees.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight

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.

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

To find out more about Hygge – here are some books you might be interested in:

Making Winter – A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months.  You can find it here.  

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Little Book of Hygge – Danish Secrets to Happy Living 

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Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

24 Comments

Pamela

Loved this article. I was crannnnky today and then read this. I gathered the kids from their beds, went out to tell the moon goodnight, posted a gratitude, and redirected.

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Barbara

I’m all about decompressing from a hectic day. I do a few but you feminine of a few more. Thanks for sharing.

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Lisa

Loved this!! I have really been getting into finding ways to slow down and appreciate all that is around me and I am looking forward to starting some of these rituals tonight.

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Candice

After a busy Black Friday and crabby shoppers, this article helped ground me in simplicity. Thank you~

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Lenisha Katrina Grace Harry

I just bought the “Making Winter” Hygge book at Joannes Fabrics! I love it so much! I am just learning what hygge is and I see it everywhere now. Instagram, pinterest. It really is a splendid way of living to be honest. This bedtime ritual is a neccessity in my crazy life. I have insomnia and I have been trying to go without taking medication. Sleep has always been a struggle for me. I’ve tried many different routines and “no electronics an hour before bed” But this ritual seems long enough and maybe if I do it long enough it will help me. “repetition is key”

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Judy Morrison

I live in Bigfork, MT. I am thrilled I found the Montana Happy site!!! I’m very into Hygge, it’s amazing. I’m a caregiver to my soon to be 100 year old Dad.

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Sunshine

One nightly ritual I have done for years is to give myself a nice foot rub with scented cream. Not only does it lessen my ache feet the scent is soothing.

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Shannon

Thank you so much for this post! My husband and I are going to be doing a one month challenge of no TV and I think this will be the perfect time to begin these bedtime rituals. Such a wonderful way to end the day together.

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Lillian

Hi,
Great stuff!! A couple of your suggestions I do now – like read before bed and pray –

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Cherie Cunningham

Omg this is something I totally need to start doing and I’m going to start tonight. Some of the things I already do like pray to God every morning and before night with my kids and reading a good book… right now “The Last Mrs. Parrish “ and it is a page turner I’m almost finish with book. I have a difusser that I’m going to take up stairs and put in my room. I’m super excited. SO excited about stopping by. I love the gratitude journal as well, we sometimes forget the little things and being greatful is a key thing to being happy and joyful of being alive. I’m about to read your winter one next. Oh and we have a fire pit so I will be lighting that tonight while looking at the sky…Thank you so much! Have a beautiful and blessed day. ✌🏽

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Ashley

These are all such good ideas! It’s true, we sometimes forget how the most beautiful things in the world are free. 🙂

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