Hi Amazing Friends! I’ve got a fun self-care hack for you. I’ve been working on getting creative with some of the projects and activities around my home that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while, including organizing my nightstand (which as been a perpetual mess!).
One of my favorite (super simple) little projects I’ve created lately is this bedside self-care station I set up using a regular desktop organizer. I’m loving it so much I wanted to share it with you.
I’m a big believer that what we keep on our nightstand can offer support for better sleep, relaxation, reducing anxiety, and overall wellbeing. So it’s important to keep it organized, stocked with self-care items, and free of anything that drains you. Your nightstand should feed your soul.
I have a tiny nightstand because the wall next to my bed is at an angle, so I needed a custom piece to fit that spot, which on its own doesn’t fit much. In brainstorming ideas on how to best use that tiny little piece of real estate, I came up with the idea to use a desk organizer to hold all my favorite self care items. This allowed for more items than the nightstand itself could accommodate, it keeps them from constantly falling on the floor. Plus, it looks super cute!
My desktop organizer is from World Market and sold out, but here’s a similar rustic metal one on Amazon, where there’s a great selection. I’m also loving this little rustic wood one, and this little whitewashed one.
Here’s what I keep in my bedside self care station:
- An eye mask & eye pillow (these are my absolute favorite eye masks)
- Lip balm (I love Hempz and Dr. Bronner’s)
- An all-purpose moisturizer with a relaxing scent (I’m currently loving the Deep Sleep Body Cocoon by thisworks, but also love the well-priced Avalon Organics Lavender Hand & Body Lotion)
- A rich hand cream (I’m forever dedicated to Weleda’s Skin Food)
- Lavender essential oil (love this organic one from Now)
- Eye drops (I have super dry eyes)
- And, not gonna lie, sometimes the TV remote sneaks in there 🙂
I also include a coaster for a glass of water (I always have water on my nightstand), some meaningful crystals or stones, and a small votive candle (my favorites for a touch of luxe are by Diptyque, but also these sweet beeswax ones from bcandle).
So there you have it! A quick and fun little project that will help support your evening and morning self-care goals.
Combine your self-care goodies with a guided meditation (I love the wonderful Sarah Blondin’s, which you can find on Spotify or Amazon music) and some relaxing breathing exercises and you’ll be sleeping better in no time.
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