The Wind Down: Mindfulness & Breathwork Teacher Zee Clarke

8 p.m.: It’s a Tuesday night time, and I’m in complete rest mode. My units are all in do-not-disturb mode.

8:15 p.m.: I select my wind-down exercise for the night primarily based on the place my instinct leads me. Sometimes it is a restorative or yin yoga class both from YouTube or Glo. Sometimes it is a sound tub, both of my Tibetan singing bowls like this one, or a Spotify playlist. Sometimes it is watching some TV, both comedy or one thing inspirational.

9 p.m.: I get every little thing arrange so I can take a pleasant juicy tub, with candles, tub bombs, and peaceable meditation music.

9:45 p.m.: I brush my enamel, and when I’m achieved, I look myself within the eye within the mirror and say, “I love you!”

9:50 p.m.: I plug my cellphone into an outlet in my lavatory, far, distant from my mattress. It’s routinely scheduled to be on sleep mode throughout my sleeping hours.

9:51 p.m.: I activate my important oil diffuser, often selecting lavender for a way of calm.

9:53 p.m.: I activate a sleep playlist and inform Alexa to set a sleep timer for half-hour so the music stops routinely at the moment.

9:55 p.m.: I slide into mattress with my weighted blanket, which has been a game-changer for my sleep.

9:57 p.m.: I open my journal and write down three issues I’m grateful for.

10:02 p.m.: I do a 3-minute respiration follow like this one to calm my nervous system and cease any anxious chatter in my thoughts.

10:05 a.m.: I select one of many books on rotation on my nightstand and switch off the night time gentle when my eyes begin to get heavy. Books at the moment on my nightstand embody Rest Is Resistance (Tricia Hersey), Black Futures (Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham), Inner Engineering, A Yogi’s Guide to Joy (Sadghuru), and Undrowned, Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals (Alexis Paulijne Gumbs).

6:24 a.m.: My physique naturally wakes up with out an alarm clock, however within the uncommon instances this does not occur, my dawn alarm clock wakes me up with a comfortable gentle that grows in brightness together with the sounds of birds chirping. I then stand up and do my morning meditation and journaling.

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