10 Bedtime Rituals For A Better Morning

Mornings are tough - believe me, we know! But there are 10 bedtime rituals you can do to help with sleeplessness and getting a better start to your day! Don't you want to wake up with rest and more energy? Me too. Click through to the post and save these 10 tips. Pin now and save for later | The Petite Bijou

Mornings are tough – believe me, I know. I’m not exactly the morning type – like most people. Achieving that perfect morning is not easy, especially with the bedtime routines we are so used to! Late night snacking, boozing, or binge watching Netflix.

While all those things are great for staying sane and entertained, they are a negative impact to our sleep and health habits. So here are 10 bedtime rituals for a better morning:

1. Electronic Downtime

Put down the phone, tablet, computer at least an hour before bedtime. The same goes for TV time. Seeing bright screens and graphics will cause restlessness.

2. Drink Tarte Cherry Juice

Drink tarte cherry juice before bed time. Tarte cherry juice increases melatonin which will help get you sleepy and have a good night’s rest = better morning. My personal nutritionist recommends 2 full tablespoons.

3. Light Stretching & Meditation

Light stretching and meditation will help release any tension from the day. Don’t wake up with stiff muscles and joints! You want your mornings to be fresh and wonderful!

4. To-Do = Write A List

Get out all that planning going on in you head (believe me, everyone does it) and write it down. Worrying about tomorrow’s chores will not help you get to tomorrow with a clear head (or a good nights sleep).

5. Take The Day Off

As soon as you get home (presuming you don’t have anywhere to go). change into something cozy. This is not just for your comfort though, but it will also let your skin breathe a little – which is great! Wearing tight jeans and socks all day long is not comfortable and also builds up sweat and bacteria.

Take the day off by removing any tight clothing, slipping into something loose, and making sure you take off all your makeup before bed!

6. Stop Late Night Eating

Late night eating will cause a restless night because you’ll have trouble falling asleep when you are digesting food. If you must have something, avoid sugars and high energy foods. I say stick with cherries (melatonin) or almonds for a quick snack.

7. Pamper

This is likely the only time you get (aside from the weekends)  to just pamper yourself. Do a healthy spa night every night and you’ll feel great in the morning. Consider dry brushing your skin or having a relaxing facial.

8. Read & Play Soothing Music

If you’re like me, that first tip about downtime is probably like dooms day to you. I love my netflix, late night instagram scrolling (if you’re not following me already I’m @thepetitebijou ) and catching up on the world through the lovely internets.

But there are alternatives: such as reading and listening to soothing music. If you’re looking for some good book recommendations, my friend Kasey has come up with a book reading challenge that I think you should totally check out and join in!

For soothing music: Try Pandora or popping in a classic record or CD. We’re always listening to the Mumford & Sons Pandora Station.

9. Last Call

Last call for alcohol should be way earlier than before bed time. If you want to get to bed by 11 PM, cut the booze at 7PM.

Hey, you have Fridays, ok? You’ll be fine without that Margarita tonight.

10. De – Clutter

I think this step is good to do before you change into comfy clothing. Take a minute in each room (time yourself if necessary) to just declutter. Pick up trash, put away clothes, wipe down countertops, sweep. Just do one or two things in under 10 minutes for the whole space!

Decluttering will help ease anxiety from seeing clutter and will help you relax so that you’re not thinking about the next chore you have to do.

Do this everyday for a week and you’ll notice less clutter and more sleep….which means you’ll have a fantastic morning!

 

What is one bedtime ritual you’ll do for a better morning? Share it below! 

Mornings are tough - believe me, we know! But there are 10 bedtime rituals you can do to help with sleeplessness and getting a better start to your day! Don't you want to wake up with rest and more energy? Me too. Click through to the post and save these 10 tips. Pin now and save for later | The Petite Bijou

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Ruthie
    January 29, 2016 / 12:09 AM

    These are simple yet effective! Love it! Where can I get the tea?! xo

  2. January 28, 2016 / 8:16 PM

    mariam–great tips, i love your formats on posts, easy to read and follow and straight to the point. when i read #1 i knew i was in trouble!! i’m so bad at that! xoxo,

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  3. January 28, 2016 / 3:09 PM

    Love all your tips, Mariam! I will definitely try them. I should mainly stop eating late nights. Haha! Also, never heard of Tarte cherry juice. Will surely give it a shot. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
    Have a great weekend, love!

    P. S. Loved your webinar last night. It was amazing. 🙂

  4. January 27, 2016 / 12:04 PM

    I do the decluttering and to do list every night! If I don’t those things just go round and round my mind. I’ve never heard of drinking tarte cherry juice before! I’m a big tea drinker at night, but I’ll have to try it. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

  5. January 27, 2016 / 10:45 AM

    These are all such great tips. I’ve never heard of Cherry Tarte juice but I’ll look into it. Thank you so much for this.

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