My Evening Routine with Vitruvi
Morning and night routines - they’re something special. Every single successful person I've talked to or listened to has rituals that they more or less stick to on a daily basis, morning and night. Needless to say I've done my absolute best to stick to what I'd consider a pretty awesome evening routine. I know that others may look in and think I have it easy with no kids, no strings, no whatever, and maybe I do, but that's all the more reason for me to savour these moments and my "me" time as much as I can. Take a read if you'd like to know what a typical night in my life looks like.
My early evening begins at a coffee shop with my laptop and all my hot yoga gear in tow. I usually order an herbal tea, change into my fitness gear, put on a motivational podcast and get cracking on my blog while I wait for my class to begin (usually about 1 to 1.5 hours later). This is one of the most productive times of my entire day. I find that I'm inspired, focused, and in the mindset that I'm going to kill it at my oxygen class. I absolutely LOVE this ritual I've created for myself!
After washing up and having some dinner (which is usually meal prepped and ready to go), I take my pup Dash out for his evening walk, which has become such a relaxing activity for me. I make sure I don't look at my phone at all, and take the time to focus solely on Dash and what's happening around us.
By the time we get back, it's time to wind down. I dive right into my evening skincare routine before making myself some Lavender Chamomile tea (or Hot Cocoa with Reishi) while catching up on some YouTube. Yes, your girl’s an avid YouTube watcher! I then brush my teeth and grab some water for my bedside and for my Vitruvi stone diffuser. It's become a nightly ritual of mine to fill my diffuser with Lavender essential oil right before bed. You already know how I feel about lavender in general, and the fact that it helps me have a deeper sleep just makes it even better.
Vitruvi essential oils are 100% natural with absolutely no added synthetics or chemicals. Not only are they a Vancouver company that I love and respect, they've thoughtfully designed all of their packaging to be effortless and minimal - so much so that I purposely display my oils all around my home! Every time I turn my diffuser on, it gives me so much joy because it's sooo beautifully made. The warm tone of the night light is so relaxing; it's not too bright or cool-toned, just right for bedtime.
Once my diffuser's going, I jump into bed, grab my Five Minute Journal, and jot down my thoughts. I take time to reflect on the amazing things that happened throughout the day, and what I could have done to make it that much better. This allows for constant gratitude and self improvement. I write in my journal morning and night, and it hands down helps me be a nicer, better person overall. It's pretty unbelievable what a little bit of gratitude and reflection can do for your entire day.
Once I'm settled, I read my book/wine club book of the month until it's time for some shut eye. Et voilà, bonne nuit!
What does your evening routine look like? If you’re interested in a morning routine, let me know in the comments below!