We are always told on how to create the perfect morning rituals, but what about creating an evening ritual? Here are 5 ways to create a perfect evening ritual.
Magazines columns and blog posts are filled with pieces of advice and tip-bits on how to create the perfect morning rituals. But I find myself asking, hey what if you’re not a morning person and more of an evening kind of girl?
Well, I am anyway, the whole idea of creating morning rituals sound so silly. As it usually involved doing yoga, reading a book or having a long bath. C’mon lets be realistic, who got time for that? And I don’t know about you, but doing yoga or having a long bath is the last thing on my mind. Especially as it takes me all morning to wake up.
I’m very much an evening kind of girl, that’s when my brain is alive and I feel the most productive. It also a period, before bedtime where I can try to relax and calm my body down. Despite my brain often racing at 100 mph.
I also know that soon another day will be over and a new one will be starting. And to get the most of that new day is by setting up a few easy evening rituals. The kind of easy rituals where you will wake up all refresh and happy. You have a spring in your step and a song in your heart (how anyone can have a spring in their step first thing morning I will never know!).
Here are 5 ways to create perfect evening rituals that will make you feel more productive and happier in the morning (if that possible!). These are so easy to do and they should make you appreciate the evening much more.
Turn off the laptop and use pen and paper instead:
I bet you didn’t think I’d be suggesting this, did you? Whenever someone talks about creating evening rituals, it always filled with, ‘turn off all electronic devices and listen to the voices in your head’. Yeah, ok I am saying this, but instead of listening to voices in your head – perhaps take the time to do some handwriting notes. Find a quiet corner and just write down all your ideas or write down on what happened throughout your day. As boring as it sounds, it does lift the weight of your shoulder and can help you start anew. Plus, if you are stuck for an idea you have a whole handwritten notebook of ideas.
Have a nice long shower:
Once you put the kids to bed and the dishes are in the dishwasher, slip away and give yourself a long shower. I don’t know about you, but I love showering in the evening as then you can go to bed all fresh and clean. It also helps to make me feel a little sleepy. I also use a lavender lotion that helps relax my body, ready for bed.
Give yourself a tarot Card Reading:
This is a little bit of fun and it also a way to get an hour of peace in the evening. I like to give myself tarot card reading, no I haven’t gone crazy. In recent time I bought myself some tarot cards and they have been really spookily accurate about what been going on in my life. I believe in your subconscious getting a message from your personal spirit guide (No, I really haven’t gone crazy!) and I have found the tarot cards has helped. If it all a little gipsy for you, don’t be. It often just fun to see what the cards say and to look at the pretty pictures.
Read a book:
See, this has to be in here somewhere didn’t it? But curling up in bed or when you have the place to yourself and have the chance to read a book is pure bliss. Your body can relax and unwind. Your mind is open to imagination and you are drawn into that world in what you are reading. Studied has shown that people who read the last thing before often feel more productive the next day.
If you do decide to have a nice long shower in the evening, then also give yourself a little pampering. Even if all you do is apply night-time cream; that still pampering. The skin heals itself when you are asleep so if you can pamper yourself then you are helping your skin heals. Whenever I give myself an evening pampering I always wake with soft skin.
Those are my 5 ways to create a perfect evening ritual. Let me know if you are going to do any of these.