Night-time rituals

When I was younger, I had to listen to the same music box every night or else there was no way I was ever going to sleep. The ritual was: climb into bed, have my mom and dad sing to, have my dad wind up the music box, and drift off to sweet dreams. Now that I’m older and no longer living with my parents (or in possession of the music box…unfortunately a piece broke and we couldn’t find a replacement. I was heartbroken), I still find myself falling into similar patterns to get my body relaxed and ready for bedtime.

My wintertime ritual goes something like this: put on my pajamas and robe, warm up

In my mind, there is nothing better than cozying up on the couch with a warm mug of tea and a shortbread cookie…especially in January and February, easily the coldest and gloomiest months of the winter.

How do you relax and get ready for sleep?


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