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How to Create a Bedside Self-Care Station for Relaxation and Better Sleep

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:

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.

Love this? Be sure to share this post with friends who might have fun with it too. 

Much love,

xo Kristi

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Kristi Ling Spencer

Kristi Ling is a happiness strategist, internationally known life and business coach, bestselling author, and inspirational speaker who works with individuals and organizations on building a firm foundation for lasting happiness and success. She has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Oprah Daily, Woman’s Day, Oxygen, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Reader’s Digest, and Women’s Health. Her popular TEDx Talk on The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness has been shared across social media, and she has appeared as a keynote speaker for major companies and events. Her bestselling book, Operation Happiness – The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss was chosen by Success Magazine as one of the best books to make you successful. It’s available now wherever books and audiobooks are sold.

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