How to Relax at Night Naturally

by pamelawright on November 18, 2011

It’s 8:21 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011, as I write this article on how to relax at night naturally.  It has been a long day and I do feel stress in my body.  What about you?  How do you feel at night around 8 o’clock in the evening?  Many days I’ll put on some frankincense essential oil around sunset and do some stretching in the evening.  I find the aroma from the frankincense essential oil relaxing and the stretching helps release stress from my muscles.   Tonight, I’m off my routine and feeling a bit edgy.

It’s funny that tonight I’m writing on this topic.  Actually, it’s perfect because I can live the experience and share with you how to relax naturally after a long day.  Here’s my 5-step process to relax at night naturally when you’re feeling stressed:

  1. Light your soy candle (Tonight, I have lit my lavender vanilla candle);
  2. Put on some comfortable clothes you can stretch in;
  3. Put on some Frankincense essential oil (I like to put some behind my ears, neck, temples, wrists and top of nose);
  4. Go stretch for 10 minutes (At the end of your stretch, take 7 deep breaths, breathing in and out  through your nostrils);
  5. Take 60 seconds to meditate quietly focusing on your breath.

I just implemented all of the above steps and can tell you that I feel more calm and relaxed now.   Tonight, I’ll take a relaxing shower and use my lavender salt scrub.  Then, when I’m in bed I’ll put some lavender essential oil on the bottom of my feet and massage it in.  After that I’ll blow out my candle, turn off my lamp, and close my eyes so I can sleep sweetly tonight!

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Sue November 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Pamela…. thinking of you…. I love the ideas for relieving stress and going to implement them!

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pamelawright November 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

Thanks, Sue!

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denny hagel November 19, 2011 at 4:14 am

These are all excellent tips for relaxing! Thanks!

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pamelawright November 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

Thanks, Denny!

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Hughie Bagnell November 19, 2011 at 8:13 am

Hi Pamela…Thank you for sharing these ideas for relaxing at night!…Hughie

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pamelawright November 19, 2011 at 8:37 am

Sure, Hughie! Thanks!!

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Selene November 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

Pamela this is an excellent post. I am going to do this tonight and report back. Thanks!

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pamelawright November 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Thanks, Selene! I can’t wait to hear back from you!!

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Olga Hermans November 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Pamela, thanks for showing us to relax. There is a scripture that says when we lie down in peace, our sleep will be sweet. This works great with all your points and the oils to relax. The oils definitely work; I soo enjoy them!

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pamelawright November 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Thanks, Olga! I gotta find that beautiful scripture you mentioned!!

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Lori November 20, 2011 at 6:39 am

I’m feeling relaxed just reading this! I am going to try this tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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pamelawright November 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Thanks, Lori!

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Jennifer Bennett November 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Must buy some of those oils! I just keep hearing great things about them! Thanks for the article! I plan on truly relaxing at 8:00 pm tonight! :)

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pamelawright November 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

That’s awesome, Jen! Have a wonderful time relaxing at 8:00 pm tonight!!

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