While healthy habits are worth doing whenever you can fit them in, there are some you'll want to schedule specifically in the evening. According to Bustle, here are 11 habits that are more effective to do at night:
- Goal setting. Consider taking a little time when you're cozy and clearheaded to plan your day tomorrow.
- Taking a hot shower. When your body temperature drops from the heat, it triggers sleep.
- Expressing gratitude. Doing this at bedtime gives you the space to relax and reflect, which you may not find during other parts of your day.
- Tidying up. No one wants to wake up to dirty laundry or piles of dishes in the sink.
- Journaling. You will calm your brain down and be able to fall asleep much faster without all those thoughts racing around.
- Using essential oils. Placing one drop of lavender essential oil on your pillow can do wonders for a better night's sleep.
- Deep breathing. Breathing practices can manage anxiety, regulate your blood pressure and connect your mind and body.
- Meditation. Meditation at night can help you decompress from the day and help control that mind-racing.
- Creating a to-do list. By putting pen to paper and laying out the next day's tasks, you can curb the anxiety and offload worry.
- Deep facial cleanse. Doing a deep cleanse of your skin at night helps removes dirt and oils, as well as helps you unwind.
- Reading. Your brain retains more of the information you read before bed, which is a great tip for students trying to study.