You can learn a lot about someone by what they keep on their bedside table! Here are some things that make Ro Ro go-go each day!
My Phone! I’m not afraid to “de-plug” by any means, and I definitely try to wind down without it an hour before passing out. However, it still has a place closest to my bed because I use it to activate my silent alarm on my FitBit, to log my food for the day, and to do a BIG brain dump of my “to do” list for the next day. If I have a hard time falling asleep, it’s usually because there is something I need to “dump” so I can stop thinking about it until the next day. That’s where my phone comes in handy! Write it down and SLEEP in peace.
That brings us to sleep! my favorite. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m typically very protective of my sleep. You could say I’m some what of a sleep snob and it’s not because I don’t WANT to stay up and spend time with you; it’s because I want to be fresh and energized to accomplish everything I need to the next day with a good mood! (Not to mention all the health benefits of sleep…) So I have a sleep mask. This thing is amazing. Whether my husband has the light on or there is a little street light that comes in our windows, I have no excuse not to get to sleep when I need to!
Water Bottle. Self explanatory. I’m constantly hydrating and take this thing everywhere. Camel Backs have a life-time guarantee and will ship you a free one if anything on it breaks! Not only do I keep it by me in case I get thirsty before falling asleep, but also like to have it to drink right when I first wake up.
Something that’s not ON my table, but IN it, are my workout clothes. It just so happened this way because we ran out of storage space in our one bedroom, and the drawers are the perfect size for my shirts, sports bras, and cropped pants. So other than my water bottle when I wake up, I can immediately change into my gear and move into the living room for T-25 or yoga, or to our apartment gym.
My Bible + Journal + Current Read travels between my bedside and our dining table. After exercise, my goal is to start my day reading, noting certain prayers and thoughts, but sometimes if the morning ends up being hectic, I’ll settle for reading before bed. In the middle of a busy life, work, family, home, it can be hard to find time just to THINK and prepare yourself that day for whatever God has for you. This time is getting more and more precious to me!
Unintentional Bonus item: The candle is there as a permanent decorative item, but I occasionally light it (and several more!) on a lazy Saturday evening to totally decompress. It’s a piece from our wedding reception, and fits perfectly with our “serenity beachy” themed bedroom! Creating a peaceful, happy, and healthy space is really important to the Ferreras’ well-being.
What does your bedside table say about you?