I don’t know about you, but I love watching and reading about people’s night and morning routines. Especially in the fall, when the vibes are all cozy. So I thought, why don’t I write a post on my fall night routine? This is a short post, as I’m writing longer posts on self-care and fall recipes, so be on the lookout for that. If you want a bi-monthly-monthly recap of the lazy gal posts, with tips, book and song recommendations, and freebies! You can sign up here, or at the bottom of this post.
Let’s get into it. My fall night routine doesn’t really start at a certain time. If I have a lot of work, I stay up later, if not I just relax by going on my phone or laying down. But first:
Plan & Get Ready for Tomorrow
I get my bag ready and make sure all my stuff is in, and my mac is charging/charged. I also write any tasks I have to do the next day and look at the tasks I have for the rest of the week. I usually check my email last minute and go through social media. I also check the weather, and either plans my outfit physically or in my head. (Does anyone else do this??)
tip: if you want help planning your week, check out this post.
Setting the Atmosphere for Going to Bed
This includes changing into PJs if I haven’t already, and brushing my teeth and hair. I am also putting my hair in rollers or braids. I usually shower before dinner, and after working out. I fill up my bottle, and wash my face, removing any remains of makeup. I get my bed ready and also organize my pillows.
Nightly Habits of my Fall Night Routine
It’s good to have some routine habits that you do. For me, I try to journal as much as I can at night, or record myself talking about my day as a form of self-therapy. And then every night I do my Wordle and NY Times Crossword. Some other ideas to wind down and relax at night are
- meditate. It really calms the body, and you can listen to guided meditation videos on Youtube.
- journal. It doesn’t have to be long, a short entry will do.
- light a candle, and just tidy up for 10-15 mins. This way you can wake up to a clean room, and sleep in a good-smelling room.
- drink some water. Or fill a bottle or glass, so you can drink some water in the morning or throughout the night.
- put your phone on do not disturb at least 10-15 mins before you sleep, and try not to check emails or social media.
Plugging in Devices, Setting the Atmosphere
I make sure that my phone is charged like 100 times, and that my AirPods are in my bag. Also, checking if my alarm is set. Depending on the weather, I turn on the fan. Yes, I know it’s fall, but I also live in California, so you never know. However, this week’s weather is in the ’60s (F), and I’m so happy about it.
I then say goodnight to my family and my Google Home. I have a routine on Google Home to set an alarm of my choice, play some music, set a sleep time for an hour, and turn off my lights.
More Inspiration for fall night routines, or just routines in general.
If you want to hear more about planning your night routine, listen to this podcast episode:
- 36. how to make your “THAT GIRL” night routine – The Wellness Cafe | Podcast on Spotify
- Building your dreamy night time Routine
Here are some YouTube videos I enjoyed watching about night routines:
- autumn night routine 🕯🍂 cosy, relaxing & aesthetic
- my productive evening routine | cosy, chill & ~aesthetic~
- MY NIGHT TIME ROUTINE: productive, chill & *aesthetic*
Here are some Youtube videos about fall routines in general:
- 6am fall morning routine 🍂🕯a cosy & productive morning with me ~aesthetic~
- cozy fall morning routine 2022🕯🍂 chai tea + pumpkin pancakes & being sick ♡
- fall morning vlog | 2022
I hope you enjoyed this post! Fall is my favorite season, I love lighting a candle and being all cozy and warm. It’s so relaxing, going to bed, knowing you have everything ready for tomorrow. Check out the podcasts and videos I linked, I love getting inspired by other people’s routines. It’s so relaxing, going to bed, knowing you have everything ready for tomorrow. I don’t like feeling like I forgot something, or that I’m missing something. I’m usually rushing a bit in the morning, so it’s very calming for me to know that I have done everything I can the night before. What does your fall night routine look like? Let me know in the comments! Do you want to add or remove anything from your fall night routine?