My Nightly Self Care Routine

I believe it’s essential to incorporate a daily and nightly self-care routine in our lives. A morning routine is necessary to equip your mind, body, and spirit for what the day brings. Then, at night, you release all that does not serve you, and reflect, rebuild and restore yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Check out my 5AM morning routine here.

This is how and why I chose this nightly self-care routine.

Take a hot bath.

Around 8:30PM, I take a bath. I sometimes throw in a bath bomb , or soak in lavender to soothe my body. I like to listen to music, an entertaining podcast show, or the quiet while I bathe.

Massage with lotion and oil.

My skin gets so dry (maybe from taking baths) so I like to give my body a good dose of vitamin E from lotions and seal it with Shea Moisture’s body oil products.

Clean my teeth.

Brushing and flossing your teeth is a good self-care habit to adopt. I make sure to practice this daily in my routine.

Drink hot tea.

My absolute favorite tea right now is the Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea Country Peach Passion flavor tea! It is so delicious! I read that some benefits from drinking this tea are the antioxidant vitamin C, it helps counter the harmful affects if free radicals in the body, and it’s caffeine free to help you feel relaxed.

Read/ Reflect.

I try to stay off social media after 8PM because I could easily read something to disrupt the positive energy I created in the room. I try to spend the rest of the night writing in my journal to release whatever is on my mind. I make a to-do list for the next day. I also like to read a few pages from a book.

My routine takes me about an hour and a half. Since I have a baby, I go to sleep when he goes to sleep, which right now is around 10PM. Then, when he wakes up around 12AM to feed again, I wake up and go back to sleep until around 5AM.

As you can see, I may not be getting an adequate amount of sleep these days, but I don’t mind as long as I can have a moment alone for self-care.

My Simple House Cleaning Routine

My Simple House Cleaning Routine

As a new mom, it can be difficult keeping the house clean while tending to a baby. I believe it’s important to establish a cleaning routine that makes house work less overwhelming and stressful.

My routine is spread throughout the week and year because if I try to do everything at one time, or let things build up, I get overwhelmed. I’m going to talk about my routine, and hopefully, it will help you create your own.

Daily Cleaning Routine

The first thing I do after waking up is make up my bed. After I eat breakfast, I clean the kitchen by wiping down the countertops and table with Lysol Wipes, unloading and loading the dish washer, and sweeping the floor. I run the dishwasher every other day and load dishes before I go to bed.

At the end of each day, I take a small basket and pick up random clothes, towels or shoes that are out of place just to keep everything tidy.

Weekly Cleaning Routine

I have a specific chore I do for certain days of the week:

Monday’s I do laundry and fold clothes.

Tuesday’s, I clean out the refrigerator and make sure trash is gathered since my husband takes the trash out on Wednesdays.

Thursday’s, I clean the bathrooms by wiping down the countertops, shower, tubs, and toilets.

Saturday’s, I wash the comforters and sheets. Also, I like to deodorize my carpets and vacuum the floors. This is also the day I clean my wood floors.

Monthly Cleaning Routine

Once a month, I take on a tedious cleaning task like vacuuming the stairs because it takes a little longer to do that. Also, dusting the light fixtures, ceiling fans, and other areas that collect dust.

Yearly Cleaning Routine

There are some home projects I do once or twice a year. I hire a professional to clean my floors and carpet. I also wipe down the windows in my home and wash the curtains.

These are my simple cleaning routines to maintain a tidy home. Please share any tips or your favorite cleaning products!