Productive Nightly Routine for Girl Bosses

 

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We all talk about and hear about the importance of a girl boss having a morning routine. Did you know that in order to have a bomb and productive morning, you have to start the night before? Our night routines prep us for how our mornings are going to go. So, a girl boss needs a good night time routine that will help promote productivity and also (something that is greatly undermentioned in my personal opinion) promotes positive mental health and attitude throughout the day as well.

So, let’s go over a good night routine for a girl boss wanting to boost her productivity in the morning.

 

Night Routine For a Girl Boss

  1. Have a solid ending time to your work day. Whether you work from home or tend to bring home work from your day job it is important that you have a cut off time. You do not want to be working all throughout the night. Trust me, I had to learn this the hard way. I had to set certain boundaries so that I wasn’t responding to emails at midnight instead of sleeping like I should be. So this is the FIRST thing you’ll want to get out of the way.
  2. Eat a good meal hours before bed. I am not going to tell you when you should go to bed because that is all based on you, how many hours of sleep your body need, and when you get up in the mornings. However, I will say that in order to get restful sleep, you’ll want to eat a good while before your bed time. Your body cannot be in a completely rested state while it is still digesting food. So you may go to sleep but your body is still active and that will cause you to wake up and still be tired and if you’re anything like me, CRANKY.
  3. Clean up. Clean your kitchen. Tidy your living room. I am not saying do a deep clean or anything, but do your dishes and get the random objects off of the floor. You may not feel like it, but you’re not going to feel like it sooo much more if you wake up to it. Waking up to a sink full of dishes and a counter covered in crumbs is less than motivating even if you are a morning person (and I am). So do some tidying so you can wake up the next day feeling fresh and having your environment match.
  4. Prepare for the next day. There are multiple ways to prepare for your next day. This basically just means doing as much as possible so in the morning you don’t have to make as many decisions. Some of my favorite girl boss youtubers have said this such as Amy Landino, Kaylyn Nicholson, and Erin Henry. All of these women are super successful girl bosses and all of them do things like meal prep and pick out their clothes the night before. I am an overachiever and I try to pick out clothes for the entire week on my GYST (Get. Your. S***. Together) Sundays. I also look at my to-do list for the next week and at my Slay your goals planner* to make sure that everything is in check.
  5. Relax and begin to power down. Now is the time to wind down. I recently started getting into herbal teas to relax me. Turn off all the lights in the house. Stop watching TV. On my phone I have this night mode where the screen looks different (I don’t know the technical term but something about the lighting that is less harsh on the eyes). It is set to automatically come on at a certain time when it is time for me to wind down. This helps me a lot begin to power down. This is a great time to start reading a good book, not an exciting book, but still one with some good content. Whatever it is that relaxes you and soothes you, start doing it about an hour before you want to go to bed so you’ll be good and tired by the time that time comes.

 

Your nighttime routine is vital. It is where you plant the seeds that decide whether or not you will be able to have a productive and positive morning.

Do you guys think I should do a productive and positive morning routine? Comment your thoughts and things down below!

36 Comments

  1. Jumpstart Positivity on 03/05/2019 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips! Preparing for the next day and winding down is key for reducing stress and anxiety at bedtime. We can sleep tight knowing that the next day is already mapped out!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/05/2019 at 11:13 am

      Exactly! Preparing for the next day makes that sleep a lot more restful!

  2. Subhashish Roy on 03/05/2019 at 1:09 pm

    I have always prepared mentally for the next day chalking out things in the night before sleep. Then a good sleep & you are ready to go.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/05/2019 at 2:54 pm

      Exactly!

  3. Nikita on 03/05/2019 at 4:24 pm

    I am a freelancer, and making that decision to ‘switch off’ for the evening has eluded me for months. I think I’ll put this plan into play!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/05/2019 at 4:33 pm

      It can be hard to do, sis!! (I’m a freelancer as well) but it’s well worth it!

  4. Kristine Nicole Alessandra on 03/06/2019 at 2:49 am

    I make sure my kitchen is clean before I go to bed. It is the first room in the house I go into in the morning so it has to be ready for me to start making breakfast for my family. I don’t usually get much sleep, but as long as I get 4 hours in, I am fine. 🙂

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 8:45 am

      My kitchen is the first place I enter into as well so I understand!!

  5. Megha on 03/06/2019 at 3:00 am

    I always make sure to clean my kitchen before sleeping. You jotted all the points really well.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 8:46 am

      Thank you so very much!

  6. K from Kronicles on 03/06/2019 at 4:12 am

    I usually just do my skincare routine then head straight to bed but I think I should add cleaning up my room to the list lol. Thank you for these tips!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 8:46 am

      I’m glad you could find some of them so helpful!

  7. Porsha Carr on 03/06/2019 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for this im all over the place at night could surley use a routine

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 12:51 pm

      Routines just make for an easier life lol

  8. emman damian on 03/06/2019 at 12:54 pm

    It’s all about the relaxation afterwards. It’s also about great scheduling and making sure everything is in place.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 3:48 pm

      Yes I completely agree!

  9. Jacque Hooper on 03/06/2019 at 1:01 pm

    This is a great idea! I leave my laptop on until late hours of the night and end up not getting any routine chores tackled. Thanks for the reminder!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 3:49 pm

      Glad I could be helpful!

  10. Tiffany La Forge-Grau on 03/06/2019 at 3:14 pm

    Self discipline really goes a long way for the bossiest of us. I would love to try out some of your routines.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 3:50 pm

      Yes girl and I’d definitely consider myself the bossiest of us 😂 lol

  11. Emily Fata on 03/06/2019 at 3:26 pm

    Eating a good meal hours before bed is definitely an important part of one’s nightly routine. I like to give my body time to digest for a bit before heading to bed.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/06/2019 at 3:52 pm

      Yes same! It definitely helps have restful sleep!

  12. artchee on 03/07/2019 at 3:54 am

    It’s exactly what I also do before going to bed. I plan things to do for the next day.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/07/2019 at 8:13 am

      It’s good to stay prepared! Thanks for commenting!

  13. Stacie on 03/07/2019 at 8:22 am

    I love that you included downtime in these tips. A lot of people forget that you NEED to give yourself some time to decompress from the day and just relax.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/07/2019 at 8:37 am

      I agree! Winding down time is completely underrated. People forget that you can’t give from an empty cup so you gotta make sure you are resting!

  14. Pamela Smith on 03/07/2019 at 7:52 pm

    Great tips!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/08/2019 at 10:00 am

      Thank you!

  15. Heather on 03/07/2019 at 9:09 pm

    I’m totally failing at this. I work pretty much until the minute I fall asleep.

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/08/2019 at 10:01 am

      Girl I understand. I used to do that same exact thing. You’ll find you actually get a lot more done wit a good night and morning routine!

  16. Clyde Quiñonez on 03/08/2019 at 12:15 pm

    They are good tips for girls, who work so hard that we tend to forget the importance of health care and self-care. Happy Women’s International Day to you! Your post fits! 🙂

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/09/2019 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks love! And me lol I’m that girl who forgets the importance lol

  17. Beth Pierce on 03/08/2019 at 3:19 pm

    I need to focus on getting to be earlier! I work on recipes during all hours of the night sometimes! These are great tips!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/10/2019 at 1:22 pm

      It gets hard for me to turn off the working button myself sometimes so I completely understand.

  18. Ronnie on 03/08/2019 at 4:15 pm

    These are so on-point! I was making the mistake of taking my work home with me and not giving myself a chance to rest and be with my family. It demotivated me at work & actually damaged my overall productivity!

    • cherishingflo101 on 03/10/2019 at 1:25 pm

      I used to do that allll the time myself until I realized my brain was getting fried!

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