If you create an evening routine it can help reduce the stress and anxiety that a hectic morning can create. By tackling certain items before bed and making a relaxing routine will make the following day even more successful!
The things that you do before going to bed impact your rest and anxiety for the following day! Don’t risk a bad morning, if you can actively take steps that will reduce the stress in trying to get everything done and out the door for school or work, will make the start of the day better!
Why Create An Evening Routine
If you create a routine, something you do every night, it can aid for a better night’s sleep because you follow the same pattern.
It also has so many benefits for getting things ready so your morning is less of a rush and a panic!
The more you can plan and do before it becomes urgent the easier it is.
Creating an evening routine is a great way to ensure that you do the things you need to, it allows you to relax knowing you’ve done the important things!
My Evening Routine
I like to do certain things before going to bed, it ensures that when I wake up there isn’t a lot for me to tackle, because I really am not a morning person!
- I like to clear my desk, get things put away from the day so I can start afresh in the morning. It is surprising how better I feel heading to a clear desk instead of a jumbled mess!
- I make my to-do list the night before, I check off if I have appointments and then I plan the tasks I need to do. I like to give myself a rough idea of the time frames of certain tasks throughout the day just to give my day more structure!
- The washing up is always done, and the kitchen clean ready for the new day to begin. It isn’t so hectic with the kids making lunches as they have mostly left home, my husband makes his own too, which saves me time!
- I put any clean clothes away and sort out what I am wearing ready for the morning.
- I do struggle with turning off the light, this is one area I’m determined to work at this year! I seldom turn off the light before 11.30pm, I am trying to cut this back as I know sleep is so important!
How To Create An Evening Routine
It isn’t easy creating an evening routine, one that you can stick to and work at to make your day easier.
It isn’t about filling your evening with so much stuff that you struggle to sit down and relax, but to straighten out your day and get ready for the new day too!
It is about finding that medium that makes your life easier, that takes the rush out of the morning and what makes you feel good when you wake up too!
Create An Evening Routine
I’ve a solution for you! If you are struggling to come up with a routine or just struggling to work out how this could possibly help you. I want to introduce you to Crystal Pain, she blogs at Money Saving Mom and is awesome at creating routines and being intentional with your day!
Crystal is down to earth, no frills and just an awesome mum and business woman. What makes Crystal amazing is the value for money that she offers when it comes to any courses she offers!
I just have to tell you about her ‘Makeover Your Evening’ course! It is amazing and also amazing value for money!
Make Over Your Evening
This course is amazing, each day for 14 days you will have tasks to complete. It will teach you how to maximize your evenings, you will get a workbook, daily video’s and projects for you to complete!
Crystal recommends about 15 minutes a day to do all the actions and you can fit them in at any time during the day!
It will take the guess-work out of setting up your evening routine, even help you create a to-do list that will work for you so you know what your priorities are to focus on!
It is about setting you up for success and you can do that by feeling good about the routines that you set up and how you look at your day!
I have watched a lot of videos for different courses, and I have to tell you how great these videos are!
Seriously, don’t just take my word for it, check out this link, it will show you what you get for your money and what is amazing is the price!
When you see the price you will think there is an error, but that is not the case, Crystal offers courses that are realistic in price and value! She wants as many people as possible to take her course and this reflects in her desire to open the course to everyone!
How An Evening Routine Helps
I use my evening routine as a way to wind down from the day. It used to make sense doing certain things when my kids were little, but as they grew life changes happened and I had to make changes to the way I did things and that included my evening routine!
Sometimes, it is knowing when something is working and you keep trying to make it work and it just won’t! That is how I was feeling, I was struggling with the changes in my home and I just couldn’t figure out what I needed to do or what I needed to change.
The thought came to me one night as I lay in bed, all I needed to do was to make some changes to my evening routine to make my day easier! I was waking up to chaos, well my mind was feeling this chaos and I just couldn’t focus.
A little tweak of my routine and it was amazing, I felt like I had taken back control. The problem, I hadn’t taken the time to straighten my desk, so, when I went back to work I didn’t know where to start!
By taking the time to tidy away everything from that day, even if it wasn’t finished gave me time to go through things, to plan for the following day before going to bed. It meant I left my work at my desk and I could unwind, relax and sleep!
Therefore, by having a routine, it gives me structure, I don’t need to know what to do, I do it automatically, without thinking and that is a powerful tool!
Looking for more articles on routines? 8 Things Organized People Do Daily is a great place to start!