Yes, you DO need an evening routine.
Spend a few minutes each evening and set yourself up for a great night’s sleep, and kickstart your morning! The return on the time investment can be huge. The value of an evening routine is hugely under-rated. Both your mental and physical health with thank you! Here are some great examples of things you can implement into your evening routine.
Journal (Remember my ode to the journal ?)
Set up time blocks and To-Do’s for the next day – This lets me rest without worrying about remembering anything.
Take any p.m. Meds
Wash face/Brush Teeth – I know what your thinking: “Really Megan? I’m an adult…” but you forget, don’t you!?
Read 20 Pages
No screens after 9 p.m.
Set out wardrobe for next day
Choose what is right for you to take care of yourself! When you get into bed you’ll be set for a great night’s sleep, and are set up for a productive kick-ass day ahead. You will be grateful you spent 20 minutes.
Real-Talk: I know this is easier said than done. It is easy for me to advocate for creating and keeping a routine while I sit at my keyboard with my “Life-Coach” hat on, but when you add in the real business of life it can be difficult. I get it, it is for me too. If you can shoot for keeping your routine 3 days a week – once mastered, go for 5 days a week. You’re a rock-star at 6 days a week!