It's easy to lay in bed and watch a few episodes of your favorite show on Netflix. But, we all know that one more episode turns in to five pretty quick. Doing this will leave you tired and restless in the morning, which is never a good thing. Try a few of these 15 relaxing activities before you hit the hay — you'll thank yourself in the morning!
Take A Relaxing Bath Or Shower
You don't have time to relax in the bath or shower in the morning. Take this time to unwind and release the stress from your day. Go ahead, pamper yourself!
Write In A Journal
Writing is a very soothing activity. Jot down all the good and bad things that happened throughout your day. This will allow you to reflect on the positives.
Talk On The Phone
It can be a simple phone call to your parents or a friend. Call to say "Hi" or vent about that annoying co-worker you always have to deal with. Talking out how you feel will make you feel more at ease.
Give Yourself A Massage
Giving yourself a massage is actually not hard, and you'll feel incredibly relaxed after. There are various techniques you can use.
Challenge Your Brain
Give your brain some exercise! Do a few crosswords or a sudoku before bed to give your brain a chance to build itself in a fun way. Depending on how hard you work, this can make it easier to fall asleep.
Work On A Puzzle
Pick one out that will challenge you, and you will be rewarded for your effort.
Whether it be your closet or a bookshelf. Organizing something will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and put your mind at ease.
Make Some Crafts
If you spend hours on Pintrest anyway, why not make something for yourself? Find a craft project that interests you and take it in small steps each night to wind down in creative fashion.
Lay Out Your Clothes For The Morning
Pick out what you plan on wearing in the morning and lay it out for easy access. This will allow you to make things less frantic in the morning. But mainly, this lets you sleep in a little!
Listen To A Podcast
There are thousands of podcast available on many different devices. You can learn more about a certain topic, or just kick back and listen to some comedians.. Plus, it's kind of like Netflix, but without the glaring screen that could be killing you.
Make A To-Do List For The Following Day
Plan out all the things you need to complete the following day. This will prevent your brain from constantly thinking about what's going on tomorrow, and lets you relax.
Listen To An Audiobook
Audiobooks are a great way to learn and expand your mind. Sit down in your comfortable chair and let your ears guide you.
Or Read An Actual Book
If you are more of a traditionalist, you can read the hard copy. Nothing is more relaxing than letting your mind run free with a good novel.
Play With Your Pets
This doesn't mean mindlessly petting your animal while watching television. Fully interact and play. Throw the ball around or play a quick game of hide and seek, before finishing it off with snuggle time.
Try A Little Bedtime Yoga
Yoga is a great way to get in tune with your body. And, there are certain positions you can do that help with sleep. They take about ten minutes, but will help you fall asleep faster — and deeper.