The ever evasive sleep. I’m not what one would describe as a good sleeper. My mind races, waking up at 3 am practically on the dot. To try and get some quality rest, I’ve read just about every tip and article out there, and have started a new routine to get myself to slowdown.

My new night:

The most important thing for me is to shut off the tv and close down my computer at around 8:30. This happens about 50% of the time, but it’s a good goal.

Then I draw myself a really warm bath. I pour in Epsom salts and a soothing bubble bath with aromatherapy like lavender. This sets the mood.

While the tub is filling up, I dry brush my skin. I learned about dry skin brushing when I was doing the Clean Program cleanse. It’s a great way to detox your skin, which just so happens to be your biggest organ. Once you get used to it, it’s kinda like a mini massage.

When I’m in the bath I’ll do a little meditation, and do something luxe like putting on a mask (I’m currently very into this Nude Skincare overnight mask). Interesting fun fact of the day: baths are great before bed because when you get out your inner temperature drops which makes you sleepy. Nice to know, right?

Now, here’s the really tough part, before I climb into bed I put my phones in the living room. Having my phones next to my bed is too distracting and I think it’s one of the reasons why I’m restless (because, seriously what’s happening on Instagram?!)

The only thing left to do is make some tea and do a little light reading. And then of course, sleep.

What do you do to fall asleep? Any tips? Would love to hear your tips for getting a good night sleep!


Catbird’s perfect anklet

I’ve always known I needed an anklet (and what I mean by that is, I’ve always known I needed to replace that awesome collection of anklets I acquired at sleep away camp in 3rd grade). But it wasn’t until I found Catbird’s Wicket Game Anklet that I felt like I could actually rock one without looking like I was stuck in the 90’s. The little diamond adds the right amount of sparkle and the delicate chain keeps it from looking like it’s from Claire’s.