Do you feel like you could be more productive during the day if only you had a better evening routine? Perhaps you're not sure where to start, or maybe you're struggling to make changes that stick. In either case, this blog post is for you!
Below, we discuss some tips and tricks for creating an evening routine that will help improve your productivity during the day. So whether you're looking to get more restful sleep, eat healthier foods, or simply find a way to relax after a long day, keep reading!
Establish a regular bedtime
When you go to bed at the same time each night, your body gets used to a regular pattern and can better prepare for sleep. This can lead to deeper, more restful sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the next day.
Pack away the electronics
We know how tempting it is to scroll through social media or binge a few episodes of your favourite show before bed but resist the urge. The blue light emitted from your screen blocks the melatonin hormone that makes you drowsy. Pack all screens away at least one hour before your set bedtime and pick up a book instead.
Embrace healthy nighttime snacking
Treat yourself to a healthy and light snack about an hour before you’re ready for bed. Foods like milk, pistachios, fresh cherries, oats and bananas are high in melatonin and are perfect for triggering drowsiness. Avoid foods high in fat like chocolate, pizza, spicy food and even citrus before bed.
Create a nighttime soundtrack
If you’re an overthinker, create a nighttime soundtrack to help you block out thoughts and relax. Turn to relaxing and calming music, ambient sounds like white or pink noise or a podcast to help you drift off.
Incorporate breathing techniques
If you’re not ready or interested in trying meditation, you can still reap the benefits simply by doing a few deep breathing exercises before bed. Regardless of which technique you use, deep breathing slows your heart rate, making it easier to fall into a deep and restorative sleep. A quick search online will provide several techniques you can try.
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