A Sunday Night Routine to Start a Great Week
Your Sunday night routine is the perfect place to set the tone for the next day—or even the entire next week.
If you have a busy couple of days ahead, use this time to get you into the groove of things. Your Sunday night routine should be filled with relaxation and promote well-being. If you're not sure where to start, we've come up with a few ideas to make your Sunday night just a little bit better.
1. Clean Your Space
To feel good before going to bed on Sunday night, start by cleaning up your space. It's nice to begin the week with a fresh and clean start. Light some candles and get to work. Cleaning your space can simply be making your bed, picking up clothes off the floor or organizing your desk. It doesn't always have to be a big clean. You can start off small, or do a full dusting, vacuuming and deep cleanse if you're feeling up to it and it's badly needed.
2. Do a Skincare Routine
After working on your space, it's time to clean ourselves off a little. By doing some sort of skincare every night before bed, you create a routine that helps lessen anxieties. We love a good face wash, toner, serum and moisturizer for destressing and feeling great—and they're also obviously great for your skin.
3. Meditate or Practice Yoga
Consider meditating or doing some yoga before going to bed. This is a great way to calm your body down after the previous week, allowing your body to truly settle and rest. Consider doing some affirmations and setting goals for the week during your time alone to help prepare you for the week ahead.
4. Make Some Tea
This sounds like such a small thing to do, but tea can be incredibly beneficial for your health and well-being. You don't necessarily have to drink it just at night, either. A cup of tea at any time of the day can be great for your state of mind—but chamomile tea before bed, in particular, will help mellow your body and can even support your quality of sleep.
Journaling is an effective way to clear your mind from all the school work you have in the upcoming week. Consider journaling for 10 minutes a night about a new idea you have. If that doesn't interest you, try writing down three affirmations, three goals for the week or next day and three things you look forward to. Writing through these topics will help you get through the upcoming week.
6. Make a To-Do List for the Week
Making a to-do list can help you avoid missing homework or a scheduled appointment. Making lists can even decrease your stress. It's nice to have a clear idea of what you will be accomplishing for that week. If you're not into making to-do lists, try getting a calendar and filling it out with all the substantial events and assignments that are going on in your life. If you're a visual thinker, this can help you get your life in order, and break big tasks into more manager bites, so that they become less overwhelming.
7. Read in Bed
If you are having trouble falling asleep and want to pass some time, pick up a book—not a phone. The phone, or any device, emits blue light, which can keep you wide awake. However, if you pick up a book, you're not just becoming more well-read, but also perhaps learning something new, investing your time in the characters and tiring your brain out. Reading a book is a great alternative to using your phone at night.
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