I’ve shared a little about creating a morning practice and I thought I’d share a few points about how we end our days.
A night time routine can help you to wind down and feel more relaxed and prepared for sleep. One way to help you slow down and really embrace your nighttime routine is with mindfulness. Here are 3 simple mindfulness practices you can include in your night time routine:
- sit in silence with one hand on your chest and the other on your belly. Breathe deeply and feel the rise and fall of your chest and belly. Count each inhale and exhale as you unwind and relax
- try a visualization activity when you get into bed. You can close your eyes and visualize you are in a peaceful, quiet place and notice how your body relaxes in the bed
- give yourself a foot massage. Keep lotion next to your bed so you can easily apply it to your feet and gently massage the soles of your feet. As you do this, pay attention to the texture of your skin, the way the lotion is absorbed into your skin, and the way your feet relax during the massage
Each night as you get ready for bed, practice gratitude for the day and the rest you will receive at night.
With deep gratitude,