Sleep! Relaxing Evening Routine – How To Live In Your Car

You just spent an hour looking for a spot to park safely.

Now you are worried if someone is going to come knocking on your window during the night, scaring you out of your sleep.

I completely get it. Car and Van Life can be stressful.

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That’s why an important evening routine is so important!

Here are a few tips to get you settled and ready for a restful night:

  • Park at least one hour before it’s time for sleep.
  • Before you park be sure you have a hot beverage, or your relaxing herbal compress.
  • Go thru a similar routine nightly – prepare the sleeping area, put up the curtains, etc. 
  • Get hygenic, and be sure you have adequate space and blankets for a great night.
  • Repeat to yourself – “The worst that can happen is I’ll be asked to move. No big deal.”  Really say it out loud, maybe even a couple times!
  • Watch a relaxing meditation video (You Tube Red,) write in a journal, or read a self help book. None of those things should be so gripping it keeps you up all night.

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If you get asked to move, repeat this routine. Then give yourself extra time in the morning. You’re out here to love life!!!

What does your evening routine look like? #vanlife

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