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27 Things To Do Before Bed That Don't Involve Watching Netflix

Don't spiral down the "Next Episode" rabbit hole.

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Sure, Netflix is an awesome and satisfying way to unwind and all, but it's also an easy way to find yourself awake at 4 a.m. questioning your life choices.

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Plus, looking at ~technology~ before bed can make it harder to fall asleep, so it couldn't hurt to try a different tactic. We're not saying you need to cut it out completely, but in case you feel like going TV-free one or two nights a week, here are some other ways to power down before bed.

1. Color in a relaxing adult coloring book.

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Try one of these. Or these.

5. Try reading out loud with a partner, too.

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6. Do this cool before-bed yoga sequence that is definitely not exercise, promise.

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If this one's a little long for you, try this 10-minute sequence instead.

8. Prep everything you'll need in the morning — like your outfit — so you can sleep in tomorrow.

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10. Journal.

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If you're not into scribbling about your ~feelings~, these journals will give your brain a workout.

12. Also, masturbate.

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#LoveYourself

18. Take that long, indulgent shower or bath you don't have time for in the morning.

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19. And then pamper yourself.

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Find out which DIY face mask you should make right here. And here are some invaluable tips for doing an at-home manicure. Go wild. Treat yourself.

20. Teach yourself to knit (or keep knitting if you already know how).

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This GIF guide will get you started.

22. Write a postcard to a friend you haven't seen in a while.

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Fact: There is nothing better than getting a REAL LIFE HANDWRITTEN LETTER. So go ahead and make someone's damn day.

23. Do a crossword or logic puzzle.

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If that's too old-school for you, you can also try one of these addicting puzzle apps.

24. Organize something.

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So productive. So satisfying.

27. Unwind with this no-nonsense meditation that you'll actually appreciate.

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