This post has been sponsored by Colgate®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
By now, I think we’ve all heard or read about the importance of having morning and nightly routines. Both are so necessary to increase productivity, rest, and an overall healthier lifestyle. Personally, narrowing down a well-rounded nightly routine first has done incredible things for my well-being. You can set yourself up for a better morning with your nighttime routine by focusing on healthier habits that will help you not only sleep better, but wake up feeling good and refreshed.
So where do you start?
A good nighttime routine can be harder to create and maintain than a morning routine, so today, I’m sharing where I’ve started to shift things in hopes it might spark ideas you can incorporate into your routines. These tips are simple but effective and promote an environment where you can thrive and feel good about yourself.
Elevate your hygiene/self-care rituals
For as long as I can remember, I’ve washed my face and brushed my teeth before bed. I’m always hyper-focused on the type of skincare products I use, but rarely gave much thought to my toothbrush. I started incorporating hum by Colgate® Smart Electric Toothbrush to my nighttime routine and it’s quickly guided me to brush better by helping me take control of my dental health.
This toothbrush is brilliant! Not only does it have a sleek and beautiful design (mine’s the prettiest soft blue hue), but there are personalized programs that tailor to your brushing needs once you download their hum by Colgate® app and create a profile. You can easily control the brush level with a touch of a button and set it to sensitive, normal, or deep clean. It also has a built-in timer that alerts you every 30 seconds to brush different areas. My teeth feel so clean and I think it has a lot to do with the powerful yet quiet brush hardware. The app tracks the frequency, duration and coverage of your brushing style!
Knowing I’m doing my best to take care of my personal hygiene with products that truly work, not only makes me feel good, but preps me for a good night’s rest and tells my body it’s time for bed.
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Set firm technology boundaries
At the very least, I try not to look at my phone 30 minutes before bed. There are countless studies that show looking at a screen can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Plus if you’re anything like me, your mind tends to race with a thousand thoughts right when you lay down to sleep and mindless scrolling only triggers restlessness. Which brings me to my next tip..
Write all your thoughts/to-do’s in a journal
Instead of picking up my phone and scrolling, I’ve started to put any and all thoughts down on paper (remember no screens). This has made such a significant difference in the amount of time it takes for me to fall asleep. I literally dump all my thoughts into a journal where I can physically see them and can compartmentalize them in order of importance for the next day. I truly believe in this exercise, and if you’re having trouble sleeping, I encourage you to give it a try.
As much as I love my skincare products, it’s also so important to nourish yourself from the inside out. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I religiously drink lemon water throughout the day but I especially focus on drinking the recommended daily amount before I go to sleep. Not only is drinking water wonderful for your skin, it can also alleviate headaches and help you wake up feeling refreshed. Drinking caffeine-free teas (like chamomile or valerian root tea) before bed is also a wonderful way to set yourself up for a restful night.
How do you set yourself up for a better morning with your nightly routine? Do you already incorporate some of the tips I mentioned? I’m a firm believer that by elevating your hygiene rituals – like I did by switching to my hum by Colgate® Smart Electric Toothbrush – and shifting to healthier habits before bedtime, you can not only feel and sleep better, but help support your morning goals.
Thanks for reading today’s post!
Until my next one,