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The evening routine something we all hear about and know we need but few actually make it happen. Here is the thing it can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. I get asked all the time what is your evening routine. Well, lady let’s break it down.
What’s your evening routine?: Get ready for bed
I know what you are thinking um hello I always get ready for bed! I mean how do you think I go to sleep every night?? Here is the thing we mentally have to get ready for bed to be able to go to sleep. So around 7 pm every night all the big lights get turned off. Only little lamps can be put on. Also, really really limit yourself to no use of phone, tv, or computer. I know I know you have a show you want to watch so watch it I’m not saying NEVER look at your phone, tv, or computer after 7 pm but pick two in a row where you read a book or just talk after 7 pm and see how much better you sleep because of it.
After the light goes down the hot water gets turned on and the tea starts steeping. If you are having some stomach issue or anxiety focus on teas that help with that. If you don’t have anything going on great just focus on some sleepy night time tea. Drink it slow and really enjoy it.
This one a ton of people will say um ya I don’t do yoga. Like I have wanted to do yoga but then I think if I tried a pose I’d get stuck in probably never make it out. Don’t make yoga hard. You are getting ready for bed no to go run a marathon. Light stretching works just fine. Don’t push your body further than it can go. Just breathe and relax.
Brush your teeth
I know you are 29 years old and lady I have been brushing my teeth for years. I know but when we are sleepy brushing our teeth can get missed. So try this once you have eaten and drank you last drink of the night other than water go brush your teeth. Even if you aren’t going to bed for a little while go get it done.
Wash your face
This one is for sure the most missed thing because we are tired and had a long day. So after your brush, your teeth wash your face. That way everything is ready to go so when it is time to go to bed you can just hop into bed and go to sleep.
Do you have some really great bedtime routines? Great! Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Time management is a topic you hear about but never really put into action. We know it will help stay on track and get things done but thinking about taking the time to do it is well we would just rather not. So how do we work past this? Here are some time management times that will help you.
Time Management Tips: Timer
Your time of day can be broke down by 15 minutes. To do this you would first write a to do list or brain dump. Once you have it all wrote down or typed up you can then decide what is most important to you and tackle that first. You can use anytime you have. Then work on each task for 15 minutes take a 5-minute break and keep going at it until everything is done.
Because having the mindset of getting things done is probably the biggest key to getting it all taken care of. Have your mind set on these things are important and need to get done now. Getting things done is such an amazing feeling.
So if being organized isn’t your strong suit this one might be hard to wrap our minds around for a time management tips. We all want to have a more organized life but getting there sometimes just doesn’t seem worth the effort. Just doing a brain dump and getting everything out of our heads is organization all in itself.
Just figure managing time doesn’t have to be hard just has to be a new way to live. Every time you do it will get easier and more stress-free. You may even sleep better with is great for everyone.
Here is our current favorite notepad to help us get our notes off right.
Have some great time management tools yourself? Great! Feel free to leave them in the comments!
So you have been searching the internet high and low for what brain dump really means. Like why would you want to do a brain dump anyways?! Well, it does something to your mind that is so freeing you do this once and you won’t help but need to keep doing it over and over. Ready to learn more? Let’s go.
Brain Dump: How To
So this step will be the most fun. You get out a piece of paper or acute notebook. Then you grab your cup of coffee and a pen. Try to make it a calm place with my soft music playing in the background. Ok, now I’m picturing a coffee shop in my head. This next step is both the easiest and hardest part. You are literally writing down everything that comes to mind until there is no more to write. You can write it in order or you can just write all over the paper or notebook whatever works for you.
Once you have written everything down you will have this weight lift off your shoulder because now you don’t have to remember it all. All your brain is on that piece of paper. So now what?? Well, you can tackle each thing until it’s taken care of. You can go to sleep. You can enjoy the rest of your coffee. It’s up to what you should do next.
How Often Do I Do This?
Some people have a notebook right next to their bed and every night right before they go to sleep they just write everything down. Then sleep so much better because no thoughts are running through their mind. Rest assured it on that piece of paper. You can also just do this once a week, month, or year. It’s your brain so you might not need to use it as often as others but a daily practice it good for those that have a hard time shutting off their brain. You only need a few minutes to do it too so that is very helpful.
How Is This Different Than A To-Do List?
It is very similar. The best way I can describe it is a to-do have an order to it and seems to need things done in a more timely manner. Since this is just you getting everything out of your brain it’s more of a diary/to-do list/love letter. You can write anything from “write my husband a love note” to “don’t be so hard on yourself you are doing a great job. I have done to-do lists before and they end up stressing me out which gets nothing done so brain dump has been super helpful.
Here is the notebook I have been using and LOVE.
Have some more brain dumping tips? Great! Feel free to share them in the comments below.