HAPPY HOURS-An evening routine that works for your schedule and your personal needs is vital for getting the recommended amount of sleep every night.
This is especially important for our digital society as we spend an increasing amount indoors, or glued to our mobile devices, and sometimes, we undervalue the importance of a good night's sleep.
That being said, creating an evening routine can sound boring as the word ‘routine’ and it can represent another chore that you need to do in order to sleep better. But, it doesn't have to be that way. You will probably look forward to doing your routine at the end of your day if you add some fun activities. So, if you want to switch things up, or you just want to have more fun before going to bed, we have included some fun ideas that you can try today.
Play Online Games
Online games are not just convenient and accessible on mobile devices, but they are also designed to keep you entertained. Thus, you will find a plethora of top-notch mobile games that you can play on your tablet, for example, and even games designed to make you sleepy like The Celestial Tree, Sheep Sleep, Stack, and many others. But if you're looking for something more challenging, you can always try shooting games, complex RPG games, among many other options.
If you also want to play games of chance there is also an abundance of options available from slots, baccarat, craps, and other games. So, for example, if you like to try online roulette you can find a lot of variations on reliable casino sites. Plus, you can play roulette in an authentic setting live. You can also play most of the games for fun in demo mode.
Have a Dance Workout
Although most professionals don't recommend working out right before bed, it probably won't make any difference if you exercise an hour or two before your evening routine. This is especially beneficial, if you're looking to decompress and you want to boost your mood.
There are plenty of dance workouts on platforms like YouTube and you can try even Zumba or other easy exercises that work for you. The goal is to have fun, so you can also make a playlist of your favorite songs and have your own dance work-out.
Listen to Audiobooks
A lot of people recommend reading before bed, but listening to audiobooks it's a good option when you are too tired and you don't have much energy to do anything else but to watch TV. This is a great way to immerse yourself in a new story without straining your eyes. You can choose from hundreds of audiobooks that include classics, historical fiction, biographies, to the latest bestsellers on platforms like LibriVox, and Scribd, for example.
Have a Video- Call
Another way to have fun without disrupting your evening routine is to call a friend and have a video call to catch up. It's a good way to switch things up if you usually spend most of your free time scrolling on your phone or texting. This is a good option for you, if you want to reflect on your day, share of a fun story, and meet with your friends virtually.
Listen to Music
If you want to end your day on a positive note and you don't want to spend more time on your screens, you can make a playlist of your favorite tracks and listen to them before going to bed. You can of course choose to listen to soothing music like classical, instrumental music to help you fall asleep faster. But you can also put on some energizing music and go for a brisk walk. Anything that suits your preferences and improves your mood will do.