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5 Tips To End Your Day Perfectly: Put Your Self First

PYF_Babble-Evening_RoutineLast week, I talked about the importance of starting your day with purpose – truly making sure that you put yourself first and feel good about your day as it gets going. Yet, I’ve always been a night owl, so as crucial as it is to me to begin my day in a beautiful way – as wonderful as it is to know I am setting myself up to be both peaceful and productive, it is equally as important to me to end me day well.

I don’t think we give enough conscious thought to how we wind down, how we relax and allow ourselves to ruminate about what the day held for us and what is in store in the next 24 hours.  Since our brains don’t slow, we often don’t sleep well and we wake unprepared for the next day.  It is a vicious cycle of the worst sort.

My days are typically so full of everyone else’s needs, I’m running until I collapse at the end of the day.  I make dinner, help with homework, encourage (and encourage) showers, PJs and the brushing of teeth.  I spend so much time worrying about everyone else, it isn’t unusual for me to fall in to bed having forgotten all about ‘me’.

Yet another habit I know I need to break.

Let’s take a look at five ways to wind down, put ourselves first and get a good night’s sleep.

Read more from Danielle on Babble and her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.

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