Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
People often talk about "bedtime routines" like it's just a matter of getting all the things done in a specific order so that nothing gets forgotten. But, bedtime routines are about much more than just "getting self-care done".
My motto has long been, it's not what you do, it's how you do it that really counts.
With bedtime, that means actually getting the body, mind and spirit ready to sleep. Physically slowing down. Mentally turning off. Spiritually experiencing peace of mind so sleep is possible.
Routines can be important part of this winding down process if they are given enough time so the pace can be restful and the self-care tasks can feel like caring for oneself.