De-stress Before Bed

Do you wish you could wake up feeling more refreshed? It can be as simple as making some changes to your routine before bed! Try these tips to wind down and get into bed ready to sleep soundly!

 

Get ready for tomorrow

Start by writing down any important tasks you need to do tomorrow or getting your clothes ready for the next day. Writing little reminders to yourself and preparing things the night before reduces the chance that you’ll be lying in bed thinking about them!

 

STRETCH!

A few minutes spent stretching and focusing on your breathing can help to increase the flow of blood to your muscles, which can help with your body’s recovery. Stretching can be good for reducing some of the tension that builds up naturally during the day.

 

Have a cup of tea

When you’re trying to prepare your body for sleep, it might be a good idea to skip the coffee (or alcohol, if you drink it) and have a cup of tea instead. Remember that coffee is a stimulant, so it can actually make you feel more awake. Coffee is more than just a warm drink, there are lots of other ways coffee affects your body. If you like to have a warm drink in the evening, try a calming herbal tea such as chamomile or passion fruit.

 

Get comfortable

Who doesn’t love getting into their pyjamas? Once you put them on, don’t you just feel so much more comfortable and at ease? You want to be as comfy as possible when you’re trying to sleep, so put on something that won’t make you feel too hot, and that isn’t going to get tangled up if you roll over at night!

 

Do your nightly skincare routine

I always moisturise my skin when I’m getting ready for bed, I love skin care so it feels pretty relaxing for me! The nice smells of your skin care products can also have a calming effect, which can help before bed.

 

Quiet your mind

How you do this is totally up to you, but something I can’t recommend enough is putting down your electronics! As I’ve written about before, technology can actually affect your ability to fall asleep by keeping your brain active. Try some light meditation or spend some time reading instead.

 

I’m sure we would all be happy to fall asleep easier, am I right? Taking time to wind down can make it much easier to get a better sleep and wake up feeling happier.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

The Liebster Award

I love that I have been nominated for The Liebster Award, I am very grateful for this.

I cannot believe all these awards coming my way – I appreciate the effort that you all put into these posts.

Confessions of a Cosmetics Addict nominated me & I am ever so grateful for the nomination. Check out her page, she is a makeup QUEEN!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you!
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Ask the bloggers 11 questions

 

Q&A:

  1. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
    1. Books, books & more books. Oh & rosary beads ❤
  2. If a film was made of your life, which famous actor/actress would you have play the part of you and why?
    1. Oo, this one is a difficult one. Possibly Sandra Bullock, she’s so funny & a klutz.. Sounds exactly like me.
  3. What do you consider to be your best quality?
    1. I have a lot of love to give in my heart, when you are in my life, you are in there FOR LIFE & I will do all I can to show you my appreciation.
  4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
    1. My insecurities, I wish to work on these bc this affects how I see myself & I am constantly seeing myself in a negative manner.
  5. How do you prefer to spend your spare time?
    1. At a park, at the beach or going for a walk. I love being outdoors.
  6. What are your favourite make-up brands and why?
    1. I used to be a big MAC lover, but not any more. I like Tarte & Hourglass.
  7. Recommend a favourite book and/or film and tell me why you recommend it.
    1. A Child Called It, it’s a Non Fiction book of a boys upbringing in a emotionally & physically violent household. It changes the views on how you see life & also how you react to certain things.
  8. Where would you most like to visit and why?
    1. I really want to visit Europe. Europe is my GO TO! I must go here.
  9. What’s your favourite food?
    1. Acai bowls – they are life!
  10. What’s your favourite drink?
    1. I am a sucker for a good hot chocolate ❤
  11. What would your super power be?
    1. Being invisible.

My Nominees:

My Questions:

  1. Where are you from?
  2. How long have you been blogging for?
  3. Whats the background behind your blog name?
  4. Whats your favourite colour?
  5. What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
  6. What is the best book you’ve read?
  7. Best relationship advice?
  8. Best life advice?
  9. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
  10. Where is your next holiday to?
  11. What makes you the most happiest?

 

I look forward to reading all replies.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)