Happy Wednesday, everyone! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ways to wind down at night – this Winter I really struggled with anxiety and stress, and I learned that winding down before bed is IMPERATIVE if I want to get a good night’s sleep! I start by turning my phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode, and try not to look at it for the rest of the night. You would not believe how much of a stress-reliever it is to not check Instagram comments or text messages – those can all wait until the morning! Here are five more of my very favorite ways to wind down:
1. Light a Candle
I’m a crazy candle person – there’s usually always one burning in my house because I love how they smell, and I love the calming effect they can have on your emotions. Today is actually the launch of Kendra Scott’s NEW candle line and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! In addition to Kendra Scott’s home collection, they have just come out with four unique candle scents. I own the candles in two scents – amethyst and rose quartz and I love burning them at the same time in different areas of my house. Rose quartz is the one I love to light at night in my bedroom – I swear I can feel the tension easing out of my shoulders when the scent fills the room! It’s AMAZING!
2. Take a Bath
I have mentioned this plenty of times on my blog before, but I LOVE baths. I find them so relaxing at night! Lately I have been filling the bath with lavender epsom salts and soaking for 15 minutes every night. The epsom salts help soothe sore muscles, which has been really helpful since I’ve been trying to work out more!
3. Pour a Glass
My favorite wine at the moment is rosé, and pouring a glass before bed really helps me unwind (especially if you drink it while you’re in the bath tub!!).
4. Face Mask
I love putting on sheet masks at night for several reasons: the first is that they’re great for your skin, and the second is that for ten minutes you’re FORCED to not do anything! You have to lay back on a pillow with the mask on your face, you can’t even check your phone or read. Try to calm your mind during this time and stray away from stressful thoughts or your To-Do List.
5. Netflix and Chill
I would love to know your favorite way to unwind at night – let me know in the comment section! And be sure to check out Kendra Scott’s new candle line and follow along on the @KendraScott x @liketoknow.it.home Takeover on April 9th! 🙂