It’s so funny how things come around. Years ago I worked with a wonderful jewelry designer when I worked at ELLE Accessories. Her name was Elisa Solomon. I loved her sweet turquoise animals that decorated her delicate beaded bracelets. They appealed to the Colorado in me (I lived there until I was 4 years old).
Thanks to Instagram Elisa and I were recently reunited. I instantly feel in love with one of her new designs: this stone-studded heart ring that I now wear on the pinkie. I like wearing hearts because every time you see them, you can’t help but smile.
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!