I’ve learned a mindful evening routine allows me to wake up rested and recharged between 5A-5:30AM each day. Just Rolling with It has allowed me to hit the reset button on my evening routine. It starts about 2.5 hours before I go to bed. Bedtime is around 9:30PM now.
The graph on the left in the post is what a night looks like when I don’t follow the routine. The one on the right of the post is what a night looks like when I do.
Here’s what the mindful evening routine looks like -
1 — Eat a plant-based dinner
2 — Have my last glass of water by 2 hours before bed
3 — Meditate for 20–30 minutes
4 — Take salt bath or shower
5 — Eat a couple tablespoons of organic nut butter, to prevent blood sugar drop during sleep
6 — Brush my teeth
7 — Read for 20 minutes, nothing work-related
8 — Complete evening Five Minute Journal entry
9 — Set Sleep Cycle app
10 — Go to bed, start body scan meditation
11 — Sleep
A good night is 7.5–8 hrs of sleep, at a minimum of 70% sleep quality. Sleep Cycle tracks these stats for me.
And with that, I wish you a good evening AND a good morning!
P.S. — You can also find the full routine on my blog. I published it as a post here.