Oftentimes, when we step away from work for the day, we still find ourselves in a sea of to-dos and responsibilities. When we don’t start to turn off the notifications to our brain, we can hinder our ability to get a good night’s sleep and not be able to fill our reserve tank of energy back to the top. I love a good evening routine because it helps signal to my brain that we’re slowing down for the evening. In addition to a spa-like skincare routine in the evenings, I also try to follow the list below on a nightly basis.
An Evening Routine for Writers in 11 Steps
Tidy up your workspace.
Save and backup your manuscript.
Pour a glass of water and add a lemon slice.
Sit outside for 30 minutes with no distractions.
Make a healthy meal for dinner.
Take a hot bath or shower to feel refreshed.
Journal any lingering thoughts from the day.
Settle in with a cup of tea and light reading.
Put away screens an hour before bed.
Diffuse lavender oil to promote a good night’s sleep.
How do you unwind at the end of the day? Leave a comment below!