What’s your favorite way to decompress after a long day? Maybe you take a hot bubble bath or you listen to your favorite podcast. Whatever it may be, a good evening routine is essential for making sure you can decompress, recharge and be ready to conquer the next day. Success is deliberate from the time you wake up to the second you go to bed, so here’s what 9 successful women do every night before they go to bed!
As a business owner, mother, wife and actress, Gwyneth Paltrow has her hands full! Everyday before bed, the Goop founder takes an epsom salt bath to soothe sore muscles and wind down from a busy day. She follows up her bath by applying essential oils onto pressure points. This is a great and relatively easy way to wind down while giving yourself a little dose of ‘me time.’ Your body and mind will thank you!
You are probably already following along with Jamie King’s night routine and you don’t even know it. Jamie must wash her face before she goes to bed. Simple and effective! She told Into The Gloss, “Always wash your face before bed, even if you don't want to. Don't be lazy. I don't care what you've consumed that evening — just do it."We can not agree more because you will never regret washing your face!
Blogger extraordinaire, mom and wife, Chriselle Lim easily always has something in need of her attention but her evening routine is definitely her recharge time. Every night she stretches and foam rolls in front of her TV. She’s doing something good for her body while she does something mindless that she enjoys. She follows up her stretching with a guided, meditation podcast. If you’re new to meditation or have a hard time with it, a meditation podcast is a great way to align yourself and prepare for the next day.
Jennifer Lopez drinks from the fountain of youth so whatever her nighttime routine includes, you want to take notes! Luckily, her secret is easy and totally attainable....sleep! JLo swears by getting enough sleep to maintain her body, mind and spirit. How much sleep you ask? Her goal is 10 hours but she commits to 8 hours at the very least. Aside from heading to bed at a decent time, she keeps it pretty casual and winds down after a busy day by doing her skincare routine and affirmations.
Whether it be a new project she’s working on or a product launch, Elise is always on the go so it’s no surprise that her night routine is all about winding down. She’s a true night owl but on days when she wants to head to bed earlier, she starts with an epsom salt bath and lights a few candles to help her relax. When she’s staying up a bit later she winds down by reading, taking time to herself or finishing up projects that need her attention. A beauty CEO knows the importance of skincare so she always makes a point to wash off her makeup and complete her nighttime skincare, using her favorite hydrating face oil, no matter how tired she is. Before bed she always turns on her oil diffuser and plays a story on the Calm app or listens to a relaxing podcast. She swears by Matthew McConaughey's sleep story. It’s her trick to falling asleep in 5 minutes!
It’s no shock that master organizer Marie Kondo has a strict and tidy night routine. Before heading to bed, she tidies up her entire house and puts everything back in its spot. This is a great way to wind down because it makes for a calmer morning and no one wants to wake up to a mess from the night before. After tidying up, she rubs essential oils on her neck to help her to fall asleep.
Everyday looks different for Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Linday Peoples Wagner but if she’s preparing for a shoot, she ups her skincare routine. LPW starts with an exfoliating, brightening mask to ensure that her skin looks its best and brightest for the morning. She rotates through a few masks like sheet masks and clay masks during the week depending on what her skin needs. After masking, she follows up with jade rolling, actives and serums and then moisturizers and oils. An evening skincare routine is not only great for your skin but a great way to decompress and practice a little bit of self-care after a busy day.
Vera Wang’s nighttime routine is a little out of the ordinary but it will come as no surprise when you look at her design background. The key to her night routine is not what she does before bed but what she does to prepare for it. She redecorates her bedroom frequently to ensure that her space is always a sanctuary and her place to recharge. This way when it’s time to her to wind down for the day, she has created the perfect space to do so!
Ariana Huffington’s nighttime routine is not for the faint of heart! She cuts off electronic use at least 30 minutes before bedtime. This is a really good way to prepare your brain and eyes for bedtime, especially if you have a hard time falling asleep but easier said than done! Every night, she takes an epsom salt bath and ups relaxation by lighting her favorite candle nearby. Lastly, she changes into pajamas and only wears them to bed so her brain knows when she puts them on it’s time to sleep. She has a very disciplined bedtime routine but it works!Ready to adopt a new evening routine? Go for it, you will never regret taking care of yourself! If you liked this article, check out our guide to starting mediation for mindfulness. For more beauty and lifestyle tips, make sure to follow us on Instagram @paradox!
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