Evening rituals are equally important as morning rituals. It’s our way of drawing a line at the end of the day, and switching to off. It’s about leaving the day behind, with a clear mind.
Creating evening routines and sticking to them can be tough at first. While willpower is at it’s peak in the morning, by evening, after we have expended our energy on work, and family, it’s hard to do anything but pass out. An evening ritual helps us disconnect and get ready for bed. It should restore the energy we’ve used throughout the day, relax the mind, calm the nerves, and set us up for a good night’s sleep. Closing down the day with an evening routine allows us to approach the next day with a new mindset and a more focused tomorrow.
Co-founder Jenise Wilson, has had the same evening routine for or the last decade. “Before bed, I dim the lights, light a candle in my bedroom, and take a bubble bath. It’s my way of indulging nightly. It calms me down before bed.” Depending on my mood, I’ll light the Calmatose| |Cashmere candle or the Hedonism|Velvet Rose and Oud, both designed to promote soothe and promote a restful night sleep.
Many successful women have developed similar nighttime routines.
Arianna Huffington writes in her gratitude journal every night before bed.
Selena Gomez turns her shower into a steam room and does her own body scrub.
Gwyneth Paltrow takes an Epsom salt bath every night before bed.
Ellen DeGeneres practices transcendental meditation before bed during her night routine.
It’s easy to fall into the habit of falling into bed, watching Netflix and texting friends. Instituting a nighttime ritual takes it a step further and prepares us for a restorative restful sleep and a more productive day after.