Night Routine for Working Moms | How I De-Stress before Bed

Night Routine for Working Moms | How I De-Stress before Bed

This post is sponsored by Ivory. As usual, all opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, on a Wednesday night, I threw myself on my couch around 11 pm and laid there stiff and unable to move until 2 am. I was exhausted. Not only had I worked, cared for kids, cooked dinner, nursed the baby and supervised homework that evening but after the kids fell asleep, I cleaned for two more hours. I was so tired; I could barely think of anything beyond the fact that I needed to make a change.  That’s life with three young children; I feel like I run a marathon every day even the days that I never set a foot outside of the house. My husband is very hands-on, he jokes that his side hustle is fatherhood, but even with the two of us around, three kids is challenging. I’m by no means complaining, but I noticed that I started a bad habit of not de-stressing before bed so I felt wired up constantly. I knew a change was necessary for my self-care so I decided to switch up my night routine. Now that I am intentionally making time to de-stress, I feel much better during the day too. I know through conversations with other moms that de-stressing can be hard so I wanted to share my night time routine and how I de-stress before bed to give you some inspiration.

Allot yourself time for chores and don’t go beyond it,

Trying to deep clean nightly was taking a toll on me, and I started to feel physically and mentally exhausted. These days,  I give myself 30 minutes to clean up, so I don’t get carried away. I focus on the most immediate cleaning needs, and I’m done for the night.

Take a calming shower.


My nightly shower is sacred because I only have a few minutes for a quick shower in the morning. At night, I start to de-stress in the shower.  I’m selfish during my night shower, and I stay in the bathroom for as long as I want. It’s my little escape from adulting. As many of you know by now, Ivory Soap is one of my family’s holy grail products. I love how pure and gentle it is. After my shower, my skin feels clean but not stripped of its natural oils. While Ivory Soap packaging is now updated to reflect a new era, my confidence in Ivory Soap hasn’t changed since it’s still made with only pure ingredients and is free of dyes and heavy perfumes. I can’t imagine using anything else to de-stress, using a product that’s not as pure as Ivory Soap would probably cause me to stress about toxins.


Do something that YOU really enjoy.

After my shower, I like do something fun. These days, I either write in my guided journal, read a book, watch stand up comedy or watch YouTube haul videos. None of these take more than 20 minutes and usually gets me very calm and sometimes I even fall asleep especially if I read.

Avoid using your phone or tablet.

It’s easy to get carried away on social media at night. Trust me, I understand that struggle; you don’t want to lose sleep because you got caught up scrolling down the timelines of people you don’t even know. Plus, social media tends to overstimulate us.

Have a cup of bedtime tea.

Some nights I also have a cup of tea, I’ve shared this before, but I had stopped doing it for some time. I usually purchase different bedtime teas that help me to feel very relaxed.

As moms, it’s important for us to be well-rested so we can take good care of our family. This bedtime routine has done wonders for my wellness, and I feel less uptight and stressed than I did before I started it.

How do you de-stress before bed?



Night routine for working moms

Adanna Dill
Adanna Dill

Born and raised on the gorgeous island of Grenada. Adanna’s sunny and creative spirit shines through her unique storytelling and photography. Adanna takes the mystery out of parenting in New York City by sharing her secrets to raising kids in the concrete jungle. Her readers come back often for her unique DIYs, parenting tips, style, delicious recipes and life hacks.

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