December 5th 2018
I love updating my winter night routine from year to year because I find that I am constantly making changes in the quest to find the perfect night routine! Winter is a unique time for night routines because “night” starts at like 4PM due to the sun times during this time of year! I wake up with very little light, leave work in the dark, and essentially feel ready to bed by like 8PM!
So here is my night routine for a day that I work:
4:30PM- I typically get out of work at 4PM and take my roughly 30 minute commute home listening to music. Depending on the weather of the day, I either go straight up to my room when I get home or I strip off all of my wet layers before going upstairs.
I usually go straight into my room to change in my PJ’s if I have no exciting plans for the night. I also like to take the time to light a candle or two to let burn and fill the room with warm smells as I head downstairs to make dinner.
5:00PM- I am not the kind of person who gets super fancy with her cooking on a random weeknight so usually I opt for something pre-made or leftover (because leftovers are my favorite).
5:45PM- After a warm meal, I like to hop in the shower. I find that my hair can get a little ratty during the winter time because it is so dry, so I like to wash my hair and add a little extra conditioner to lock in moisture.
6:20PM- After my shower I like to use a bit of moisturizer on my legs and feet some nights to make sure that they don’t dry out from the cold and I put on some fuzzy socks to lock that all in.
6:45PM- As much as this is gonna make me sound like a granny, I am usually in bed snuggled up by 7 most work nights. After that, I like to watch a bit of YouTube and maybe read a book before winding down to sleep.
What is an important part of your cozy winter routine?