I have adopted an evening routine recently on the nights where I am home alone and as I continue to practice it, I look forward to it more and more.
Once I am ready to settle down for the night, I start with taking a shower. I use a dry brush against my body starting from my feet and then I work my way up. Then I hop in the shower. Once I am done with my shower, I towel dry myself and put coconut oil all over my body.
After I get dressed, I will go to my bedroom and light a candle on my nightstand. Next, I will turn on my iPad and find a station to play on Pandora. By candle light, I will pray and write down notes to myself for the following day. Once I am ready to go to sleep, I turn off Pandora, blow out the candle, say good night to Zena, and then lay my head down to rest.
I would like to say that I practice this routine every night but that is not the case. On nights where Dorian is working and I am home alone I will usually follow this routine. However, on the nights where Dorian is not working we will usually stay up late and watch a movie or play video games.