Hello everyone. How’s everyone’s week so far? The thing that gets me down is the fact that our British summer has come and gone within one month, and it’s back to classic British weather – rain. Oh well, you can do a lot of different things from the comfort of your own home.
I have been trying to get more structure in my day (it’s still a work in progress, though). But having a routine helps organise your day and mind space. I have developed a calming and relaxing nighttime routine that sets me up for a great night of sleep. I am an early sleeper. I like to be in bed by 9:50 pm, and then I usually fall asleep by 10:30 pm. I enjoy sleeping. There’s no denying it.
Set an Alarm
Firstly, I set my alarm for the next morning at 7 am. I could wake up earlier and get more work done in the morning, but I’m not perfect. But either way, I get up between 7-8 am and get on with my day.
Put My Phone Away
I was in the habit of lying in bed and scrolling through my phone for hours on end until realising I have been down a rabbit hole of Facebook and Instagram. So, what I decide to do is put my phone away at least 30 minutes before I go to sleep. The blue light from technology is awful for your eyes, and at the moment, we are all using our phones, laptops, tablets and TVs a lot more than usual. So, it is important to not engage with the blue light just before you go to bed.
I love having a refreshing drink of water in the morning (plus drinking water as soon as you wake up has many health benefits). I fill my water bottle up before bed, and then it’s there and ready for me when I wake it.
I have found a new love of reading. I am currently reading the Harry Potter series, and am reading number two of the collection. I don’t read for too long, as I have dyslexia, so I process the words slower than your average 22-year-old. But one chapter an evening is perfect for me.
I end my routine by saying what I am grateful for from the day, putting my mind is a happy and thankful mind space. You fall asleep thinking about good in the world.