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5 Ways to Unwind in the Evening

written by Elizabeth Ashley February 21, 2017

1. Wash Up

Once you’re ready to stop being so productive, go into the bathroom and draw your bath. While the tub is filling up, gather up every single candle in your house and light them around your tub (this step is extremely extra and is not necessary but is highly recommended). If you have a headache try some essential oils in a diffuser instead of the girly candles! In my bath room I have a glass bowl full of Lush Bath Bombs which I choose from when I feel like I deserve it or have had a hard day. Epsom Salts are also so relaxing to add to a bath and aren’t as expensive as bath bombs! If I had a really hard day I shave my legs because who doesn’t like the feeling of freshly shaved legs in a freshly made bed?!

2. Meditation

There are so many amazing benefits to meditation. If you don’t already, try to set 15 to 20 minutes a day aside for meditation. It will help you become more in tune with your senses and more aware of your body. It also helps clear your mind and when I am finished I usually feel 10x more productive! It really is amazing! I will link some of my favorite youtube meditations below!

3. Your Favorite Show

Nothing can beat laying on the couch binge watching your favorite show on Netflix. If you are trying to unwind and this helps you, make sure you set aside time for it so you don’t feel guilty or go overboard. For example, I will let myself watch two episodes or three hours worth.

4. One Device Rule Or No Device Rule

Okay, I have been doing this for the last few nights and it makes me feel so much better. While watching Netflix I would constantly be checking my phone or on my laptop checking emails. Now, I will set everything on my desk and really relax and enjoy Netflix or turn on the tv and just focus on my laptop. Sometimes I’ll just turn everything off and read a book. I really helps to detach you from a device addiction.

5. Bedtime Yoga

Doing some nightly yoga can improve sleep and help you get to sleep faster. I will usually do my it in my bed just before falling asleep!

What helps you unwind?

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

 

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Hannah February 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Love this! I have an early morning for work so I am always looking for ways to calm down and get ready for bed. http://thefullcolorlife.co

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charityen February 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

I all the time download a full film in parts, thats always existing at YouTube, for the reason that my network connection is extremely slow and YouTube fulfils my needs.
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Liz February 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

aw this is a really lovely post! unwinding after my day at work is one of my favourite things to do.
I can’t wait for it to start to get cold here so I can have baths again, a cup of chai tea is my current favourite unwinding step x

ps. love the name!

Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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