It's no secret that we love a good morning routine. We've come to learn, however, that the rituals we do to wind down before bed are just as important. Whether you take 10 minutes or a few hours, it's precious time that you have set aside at the end of the day to take care of yourself. Our series Weekend Wind-Down highlights the nightly routines of the people we admire.
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Beyond her business, Morrison is a new dog mom, avid reader, and staunch support of other female-owned small businesses. Keep scrolling to see her favorite ways to unwind and recharge during the weekend.
I am kicking off my weekend wind-down routine with a little dinner in the park. My roommate Philippa and I work from home most of the day, so sometimes something as small as eating dinner outside helps us feel a little rejuvenated. Tonight, it’s tacos and margaritas to-go. Louie my puppy also needs a good workout, so he sleeps through the night.
I also love taking this time to plan out my week ahead and start building my to-do list. It always eases my Monday anxiety if I can plan out my to-do list with what days I can fit everything in and makes my list a little less daunting. I try and do this away from my computer so I keep my weekend work/life balance in check.
A candle-lit bath is maybe one of my favorite ways to relax, and I swear I only have time for this on Sundays. It also forces me to do a hair mask while I’m hanging in the tub. Currently, I’m using DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair Seaweed Strengthening Mask, Noto Botanics Deep Serum, F Miller Toning Mist, Laneige Milk Oil Cleanser, and Naturopathica Hydrating Creme. I find that less is more with my skincare routine and sticking to the right products that work has been really great as I have slightly sensitive skin.
My next self-care step is maybe my favorite. I got the most amazing back and body massager from Rachel Saunders Ceramics. I swear it works way better than a Theragun. The ceramic massager and a little F miller body oil go a long way! I'll usually put on a nice record and light a few candles as I unwind. Louie gets a few scratches as well. Usually, I spend my weekend with activities such as mountain biking or hiking so a little r&r helps make sure I can keep up for the rest of the week.
I would love to say that meditation or a little workout is a part of my routine but honestly, a movie night on my sofa has taken over. Tonight we’re watching Mustang, a really beautiful Turkish film. For nights when we’re feeling like tuning into something deeper than 90 Day Fiance, we go to Criterion and Mubi to help give us a few more options. I also get a lot of creative inspiration from older films, especially with 80s costume and set designs.