Your evening routine is a fantastic place to reflect on what you did today.
Writing down a list of positive events at the close of a day—and why those events made us happy—lowers stress levels and gives us a greater sense of calm at night.
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A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed.
Three benefits of having a decent night routine:
Stay hydrated. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and tired when you want to be awake.
Decide when the workday ends. Establish a cut off time for work-related emails and phone calls as well.
Have a healthy dinner.
When you need a snack closer to bedtime, reach for something light and healthy.
Take time to tidy. Waking up in an orderly space will work wonders for your mood.
Prepare for tomorrow.When you don’t have a million things to do upon waking, it’s easier to fall asleep.
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