“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hello my lovelies!
It’s time to talk about my every day nighttime routine to accompany my morning routine blog post. I wasn’t sure where it was most appropriate to “start” my routine, but I eventually settled on including everything I do after 4 p.m., which is when I am done with classes for the day. I chose this timing because my routine is essentially the exact same every day after that point, with some occasional variance if I have plans for the night. If you’re interested in finding out how I settle down after a long day, keep on reading!
Let’s Get Started:
4:00-6:30: Gym –
Conveniently, I decided to sign up for the gym directly above my school, making it basically impossible to come up with excuses as to why I can’t go. I like to switch things up every day and of course I give myself a break every two days by incorporating yoga at home, but this is definitely the part of my routine that I’m unwilling to skip out on.
6:30-7:00: Drive Home –
This may seem like an irrelevant step to add, but I find a lot of value in my drive home every day. It’s my time to listen to some music, relax, and get lost in the autopilot mentality of driving. After a stress relieving gym session, it’s nice to have 25 minutes to be alone with my closing thoughts, whether positive or negative, so that I can promptly melt them all away from my thoughts once I arrive home.
7:00-7:30: Shower Time –
Obviously going to the gym makes for a sweaty Zoey, so I hop in for a shower the second I get home. I don’t wash my hair during every shower, but I do rinse and wash my body, as well as take care of any hair removal if needed. I also like to save water and time by washing my face in the shower as well.
7:30-7:45: Prep for Bedtime –
I don’t go to bed until much later, but I like to prep myself around this time for my eventual slumber. I will put on my daily mask, continue on with my skincare routine, and maintain my hair depending on if I washed it or refreshed it with dry shampoo. I also throw on my pajamas and take my medication at this time to make sure that I am completely ready for bed, just in case I decide to sleep earlier than usual. I also squeeze my dinner in at this point, because the thought of skipping any meal ever gives me maximum anxiety.
7:45-8:00: Pre-Plan My Clothing –
To save time during my mornings, I like to set out what I will wear for the day the night before, as well as pack my gym bag so it’s ready to throw in my car on my way out of the door. This means I’m way less rushed during my mornings and I can actually pick something I’d like to wear instead of barely throwing clothes on my body.
8:00-8:15: Pack a Lunch –
I almost always bring my own lunch to school with me, and packing it the night before means it’s ready for me to grab and I don’t have to spend 10 minutes staring at my fridge. I also take this time to prep any make ahead breakfasts if that’s something I decide to incorporate for the next morning.
8:15-9:00: Homework and Study Time –
The great thing about my Esthetics program is that it isn’t homework intensive, but it does require some project work and study time from time to time. I absolutely limit myself on study time each night, because a quick burnout is not the way I want to go. I find that reserving this time each night and not working past it is what fits into my style of learning best.
9:00-11:00: Relaxation –
At this point I will light a candle, snuggle into bed, and finish one episode of a show, play a game for an hour, and do some light reading. This is definitely a part of my night that can allow for wiggle room if I have plans, but honestly, I don’t really like giving this part of my night up. I have long days that require a lot of physical labor, and while I wouldn’t trade my impending career for anything, it takes a lot out of me and having the time to relax is a very important part to the end of my day.
11:00: Bedtime –
I keep an 11 pm sharp bedtime regardless of plans when I have class the next day, but naturally I am open to change during my weekend. I personally find that six or seven hours of sleep is what works best for my body and energy levels, so an 11 pm bedtime and a 5 am wake up does not phase me in the slightest as it feels like a full night’s rest for me.
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