It has happened, I have become an official podcast junkie. I listen while I get ready in the morning, on my 45 minute drive to the office, on my way home, even at lunch. I listen to them all, whether it’s the new Serial podcast (the jury is still out if I am going to like as much as the first season), Stuff You Should Know (about every topic under the sun) or the countless productivity podcasts I find to help motivate my day. Recently I was listening to one on waking up early and conquering the day. I am working on the getting up early part but loved the episode on having a night routine that prepares you to start the next morning off right. I got to work preparing a night routine that will start the new year off right and help me dominate my day (the pod-casters tag line of course)!
As I start to get ready for bed, I grab a hot cup of lemon water and head to the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face. Normally after my face was washed I would grab my pjs and hop into bed but now I have a new little treat to add to my routine. The Valentia brand of natural and organic cosmetics has just released a new cream to battle puffiness, lines and wrinkes, and dark circles all while nourishing and hydrating the sensitive skin under your eyes.
The Valentia True Glow Eye Cream is to be used both morning and night and comes in a 1.18 oz pump bottle that sits now on my bathroom counter. It comes out as cream unlike oily serums and absorbs quickly in to the skin. I grab a little bit on my ring finger and dab it on my undereyes.
After I finish in the bathroom (which now includes flossing… I was so bad about that) I head to the closet to pick out my outfit for the next morning. I grab all pieces and accessories to complete the outfit and set them aside in the closet. This has been a godsend on mornings when I have overslept! I have already packed my lunch and preped my morning coffee while I clean up in the kitchen from dinner so everything is ready to grab and go in the morning.
Now the biggest challenge I am having is switching from watching tv to reading a book as I fall asleep, but it’s all about small changes over time to crafting the perfect routine for me so I may stick to my cheesy Christmas movies while they last.
I am just a few days in to a new routine but have a good feeling that I can make this the best new year yet!
What does your night time routine look like? Do you use any special creams or lotions before bed to wake up looking your best?