This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
A good night sleep sets you up for a more productive day with a more positive attitude and so much more energy. Consistent, quality sleep is necessary for your overall health from the mind to the body. My 30-Minute Nighttime Routine to Help You Get Better Sleep and help you live a happier, healthier life!
As a mom of two young children, sleep can be in short supply in this household. A resolution for 2019 is to be healthier and focus more on self care. SLEEP is such a huge part of that. I have 4 steps that will only take 30 minutes every night to help you get on a sleep schedule and wake up refreshed.
Plan Out Your Day
Plan out your following day. I keep a journal next to my bed so I can write down ANY thoughts at night before bed. This includes reminders of bills that need paid, writing topic ideas for my websites, a honey-do list, or a grocery list. You can write anything you want in this journal. Just take a few minutes to write something! This journal writing helps you stay organized, focused and relieves stress or anxiety you are holding on to.
Enjoy Some Hot Tea
A hot tea with a pinch of local honey before bed, allows me to relax and cozy up in my bed. The aroma, warmth and special ingredients in tea play a huge factor in my quality of sleep. Good quality sleep equals a productive day to come.
Stay away from caffeine at night so reach for Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea line of Sleepytime Extra, Sleeptime Detox and Sleeptime Sinus Soother which are all caffeine free with added ingredients that promote a good nights rest.
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea:
- Sleepytime Extra: Promotes relaxation with valerian while being caffeine and gluten free. No added artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservatives.
- Sleepytime Detox: Promotes natural cleansing made from aloe, green rooibos and dandelion root. Caffeine and gluten free, no artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservatives.
- Sleepytime Sinus Soother: Promotes respiratory comfort with soothing tulsi and nettle. Has an uplifting menthol aroma and flavor, caffeine and gluten free, no artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservatives.
You can find a huge variety of Celestial Seasoning teas at your local Walmart all made with stringless tea bags that come packaged in recycled boxes! Celestial Seasoning is not only dedicated to sustainability but also offer great teas for wellness at a great price for any diet, including the Sleeptime line. These are also available at Walmart grocery pick up for your convenience!
Turn Off the Tech
Place your phone on the charger and turn it away from you, turn off the television or any other tech you may have on. This allows you to unwind. I recommend reading or even doing some deep breathing (think meditation) in place of sitting on your tech. I think of reading as working out for my brain. Just as a run will help your body stay fit- reading even just 15 minutes a day will keep your mind healthy! Make sure to decide how many chapters you will read beforehand or set a timer though so you don’t get caught up staying up half the night finishing a book.
Get Your Bed Ready
Have a ritual for preparing your bed and yourself. Wash your face, brush your teeth, brush your hair and put on comfortable pajamas followed by fluffing the pillows and folding down the sheets. I get a fresh glass of water to put on my nightstand and turn my lamp on while turning all the other lights off. Grab your hot tea, journal and decide how many chapters of your book you want to read. I also get the dog all set up in his bed and make sure the super soft blanket is ready for the cats on the edge of the bed where they like to nap at night so none of the animals wake me in my sleep. Set a routine that works for you and stick to it every night at the same time.
How can getting more sleep help you accomplish your health and wellness goals this year? Let me know in the comments below and share your favorite Celestial Seasonings tea flavor!