Fall Nighttime Routine!

As the nights get cooler and the days get shorter, I found myself changing up my summer routine. Around this time, I like to have a nice relaxing routine to help me sleep well and feel like I’ve accomplished things the night before. So, every night, I now have a routine that puts me in the Fall spirit.

 

  • First, I clean up. Once I’m ready to get ready for bed, I will clean up and tidy my bedroom, the kitchen, etc. I hate going to sleep with clutter all over. When I’m in my room and I turn the lights out, if things are ok the floor I start imagining them moving and it creeps me out. Plus, I like waking up and being able to walk into clean rooms. It makes me feel as if I am ready to tackle the tasks of the day. If I wake up without having things together I end up walking right back to bed. So I always try and clean up. Clear space = clear mind.
  • Then, there’s the shower and bathroom routine. The very next thing I do after cleaning is take a shower. Nighttime showers relax my body and kind of tires me out in a way. I have a mini skin care routine. I’m not even really sure if you can call it that. I’m not like all of these beauty bloggers out there who have like a step 1 and step 2 process. I have a nighttime facial cleansing scrub that I brought from Walmart. Then, I brush my teeth and if I’m going to tie my hair up, I’ll do that.
  • Next, is tea time. I really love peppermint and nighttime teas. This may be a bad thing to do after brushing your teeth. I’m not really sure, but I always get a cup of tea and it helps calm my nerves and keep me warm since it’s usually so cold in my house. I like the tea that help calm my nerves because I tend to be rippin and running all of the time which means my mind is usually moving at like a thousand miles an hour. So, yes helps get that in orders
  • Picking out the next days outfit would be next. As my tea heats up, I start putting on lotion and deciding what I’m going to wear the next day. This process doesn’t seem to take me that long at night and I usually come to a conclusion pretty fast. If I don’t choose something the night before, however, I end up taking forever the next day in order to choose an outfit. I don’t know what it is about the next morning that makes me indecisivez I’ve had to make the conscious decision that whatever I choose the night before is what I’m wearing because I’m also likely to want to change my mind the next morning. Making the decision cancels out decision making I have to do in the morning so I can get things done.
  • Relaxation time. Once I grab my tea, I go my room and this is when I do my main television watching. I’ll watch Netflix or try and catch up on YouTube videos. Usually around this time I talk to my love and we will chit chat about our day, pray together, scroll through social media, and show each other funny memes and videos. I usually do all of my major venting about my day and listen to him do the same. We are each other’s sounding board so I also end up throwing out the next days agenda to him. All of these things are my winding down actions and I just sip my tea and relax.
  • Bedtime. Once I’m good and settled and soothed, I put my tea cup away and I lay down. Another not so great habit of mine is that I have to go to sleep listening to Netflix on my phone. I turn it on Do Not Disturb so I usually am not distracted by notifications. I can’t sleep without the noise so I leave it next to me and listen. I rarely end up distracted by what I decide to put on (something like The Amazing World of Gunball or American Dad) so I soon fall asleep with it nearby my ear. I’m hoping to soon find some sort of alternative to this because I doubt it’s the best course of action.

 

So, that’s my Fall nighttime routine, realistically. There are a few things that I intend to add to make my night more productive and prepare me even better for the morning, but since I’m still settling in my new area, I have to be honest. These are the only things I will for certain do.

What’s your Fall nighttime routine? Do youbhave any habits that you’re trying to shake like I do? Comment down below and let me know!

 

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5 Comments

  1. Nazira on October 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Sounds like a good routine to wind down. I have a thing of cleaning and tidying before I go up to bed so I can come down in the morning to a clean and tidy space.

  2. Nazira on October 6, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Sounds like a good routine to wind down. I have a thing of cleaning and tidying before I go up to bed so I can come down in the morning to a clean and tidy space.

    • cherishingflo101 on October 6, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Exactly! That’s exactly how I feel!

  3. Anne on October 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Oooh good luck with blogtober!! I wish I could be more organised and pick out clothes the night before but I’m always so last minute in deciding hehe! And in Scotland the weather is so random it’s hard to predict too. I love these autumn nights tough, so cosy! X

    • cherishingflo101 on October 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      Yeah weather is hard to predict here most of the time but it’s been pretty consistent as of late! Fall is the Cosiest isn’t it?

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