6 Ways To Customize Your Bedtime Self Care Routine

by | Oct 1, 2020 | Wellness | 0 comments

Over the years, I have perfected my own bedtime self care ritual. Here are 6 tips to customize your own self care routine.

Never before have we been so encouraged to give ourselves permission to take care of ourselves and focus on our wellbeing (especially since we’re home most of the time now).

Seriously, why was this not a thing before? In a world where we’re constantly hustling and doing 800 things at once, it’s so important to take time out of every single day as “me” time.

Let’s face it, though: not all of us are made for hour-long Korean skincare rituals (I absolutely love those rituals though) or a workout session before going to bed. It feels like so much work!

Don’t worry though, because I’ve got a few ideas for a lazy girl’s night time routine!

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Create a relaxing ritual

When you think of a cozy chill day at home, what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Take a moment to write down what makes you feel your best and make a ritual out of it. For me, it varies depending on how I feel.

Some days it’s taking a long bath and spending time taking care of my skin. Other days, I want to sit in bed with my cozy blankets and keep the windows wide open (especially in the fall). It’s probably going to be completely different for you, but do something that calms you down. I also love setting a peaceful mood for my night time self-care ritual: Low lighting, relaxing music, and an essential oil diffuser.

Plan tomorrow

It might just be me, but I tend to procrastinate a lot, especially if I don’t have a clear to-do list or deadline in place. Having my tasks mapped out helps me know what the goal for the day is and inspires me to tick boxes off, which makes me super productive!

If you’re anything like me, I highly recommend planning the next day out as much as you can and make it a part of your nighttime routine. Organizing yourself and working towards your goals is self care even if you don’t think it is. Just think, tomorrow will be less stressful.


Journaling is one of the most amazing acts of self care. It helps us unwind, let it all out, and make better sense of the emotions and thoughts we experience throughout the day (which can sometimes get super confusing!). Set five to ten minutes every night to jot down your day on your journal.

I’m notorious for not journaling on paper. It may work for some of you, but I know it doesn’t work for me. I tend to type my thoughts out as it’s quicker for me to type rather than write. Plus if I’m on the go, I just pull out the trusty ol’ notepad on my phone.

Set intentions

Setting intentions is such a powerful thing to do regardless of what it’s for. Not only is it a great workout for our creativity, but it also helps us become more present and stop doing things on auto-pilot. If you set an intention during your nighttime self care routine, you might actually be able to accomplish your goals. Setting the intention that you’re going to achieve something is so motivating and will be a catalyst for change any day of the week! It’s honestly the most important part!

Read a book (or listen to an audiobook!)

Reading a book is one of my favorite things to do as soon as I get cozy in bed as it helps my mind settle down. Even if you just aim to finish a chapter, that’s more than enough to relax and help you fall asleep faster. If you’re not in the mood to read, though, audiobooks or podcasts can do the trick, too! To be real, I’m a big fan of reading all of the romance novels on Kindle Unlimited, but I usually end up reading an entire book in one sitting!

Honor your bedtime

If you’re not honoring your bedtime, you’re not getting much self care. Luckily for us lazy girls, sleeping is one of our favorite things, so this shouldn’t be hard to do! If you do have trouble falling asleep, though, I recommend drinking a cup of chamomile tea paired with reading a few pages of a book (avoid social media at all costs).

I hope this guide helped you see that a self care routine is easy to implement. If you do one or two of these things, you’ll be on your way. Let me know how you feel after you tried a few. Comment below!


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