We all have those draining days. Whether it’s from a lack of a good nights sleep, it’s your busiest day of the week, you deal with a negative person, or you have made a bad food choice leaving you feeling sick. These events may leave us feeling depleted, irritable, burned out and weary. From time to time, no matter how much of an optimistic I try to be, I have these days, and my energy gets zapped. I think to myself, “I can’t wait to go home!”. This is because I’ve got a special night routine that makes me feeling worn out to fresh in no time.
The first thing I will do in my night routine is put on New Age music, such as sounds of nature, birds, waterfalls, flutes, rain, etc that is healing and soothing to the mind and soul. There is tons of playlists and albums on Itunes Music Store, if you search “Meditation Music”. I have a huge playlist that I’ve saved on my phone which has all types of relaxing music. Sometimes I even play it in the car on the way home.
You’ve probably only heard of sage smudging sticks to clean out negative auras from your house, but sage is also a great cleanser for animals, objects and ourselves. In a heat proof bowl with windows open, or outside, I will bend over and waft the smoke upwards slowly straightening up my body, finishing off with wafting it around my face. If there’s enough sage leftover that is still burning, use it around your house. It helps to also take a few minutes to imagine all of the negative feelings and emotions releasing.
Ever go on a hike to a waterfall only to chase that sound of instant calmness after hearing the sound of the water dropping? Relive this moment in your shower. After washing, for a minute just stand there, close your eyes and “feel” all of the negative emotions and energy disappearing when the water drops. I love that fresh, squeaky clean feeling after a shower.
After showering, I love to use aromatherapy to relax. I have diffusers, candles, wax melts and incense. I pick my favorite relaxing scent and fill my bedroom and/or the house and I also pick an essential oil and rub it on my body. My favorite essential oil combination is diffusing Lavender in the room and rubbing Clary Sage on my body. My favorite brand is Springfields, as their products are affordable yet still great quality.
This may not apply to everyone, but growing up, I’ve always felt the need to just be alone with my own thoughts. As I am growing up, I need it even more, as we are much more sensitive and exposed to human interaction and behavior, compared to being a care-free kid. I am a shy person, so I have always been the quiet one, so this means I have to listen to other people even more, and absorb their energy. Being alone even just for half an hour per day, lets me go back and listen within.
Going To Bed Early
So many of us are lacking sleep due to our modern world and lifestyles. You might not need to sage smudge and put relaxing music on, you may just need a good nights sleep. If you’ve had one of these draining days, go to bed an hour earlier than you usually do, and I promise it will do wonders for your mind and body.
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Do you have any of your own night rituals after a long day? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!