Robin Reetz shares her steps to finding quality R&R with rituals to support mind, body, and spirit.
– KEYS SOULCARE
As a NYC transplant, full-time editorial director, and freelance writer, Robin Reetz is no stranger to a fast pace. She spends her days crafting the brand voice for Club Monaco, alongside consulting work for companies like Maison and Kule. While Reetz loves the energy that comes with being a creative and living a life of hustle, she’s also intentional in carving out time to welcome the end of day with calming rituals. We chatted with Reetz about some of her favorite methods for finding chill in a non-stop world.
1. What are you winding down “from” on a typical day?
Working in fashion and living in New York can take a lot out of you, particularly in the pre-COVID days when I was still going into an office and taking public transportation. I adore my relatively fast-paced lifestyle and wouldn’t change it, but maximizing my relaxing time and focusing more on myself has become more and more important to me.
2. Do you have any rituals for ending the work day and transitioning into bedtime?
I love to shower at the end of the day, change into pajamas, and have some wine. There’s nothing more relaxing than feeling clean, cozy, and comfy.
3. What’s your nighttime “wind-down” goal? (And how do you know you’ve done it right?)
I know I’ve hit my true relaxation point when I feel grateful. There’s something about nearing the end of a day, feeling (hopefully) accomplished, and thinking back on it that leaves me rested and content.
4. What are some of your go-to bedtime rituals?
I’d love to say reading, but I’m way more of a fall-asleep-in-front-of-the-TV kinda gal. If I can stay conscious long enough, I moisturize my feet and hands [when I get into bed]. Also, magnesium helps with a more restful sleep (and a slew of other things), so I try to take that a few times a week.
5. Do you have any specific playlists, podcasts, shows, books, etc. that you turn to around bedtime?
Solid mental health is a priority of mine — I go to therapy and try to be open about my experiences and anxieties on Instagram — so I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts that speak to these same themes. The Goop, Mark Groves, and Expanded podcasts come to mind. I also love a good interview, and Fresh Air or Marc Maron always does the trick.
6. Do you have any hacks for falling asleep on nights when it’s harder to unwind?
Change locations. No idea if other people do this, but since I was a kid, I’ve tried moving somewhere else in my room or apartment when I can’t sleep. Even if I just put my head at the other end of the bed, I find it makes a difference and helps me relax.
7. What’s your go-to PJ style/vibe? Any favorite brands of nightwear, sheets, etc.?
Oh man. I love a big tee and undies — either ARQ or some men’s Hanes briefs. I recently got a great sleep set from Negative Underwear which really elevated my sleepwear game. I asked for Brooklinen linen sheets last year for Christmas, and they are a game changer. They’re SO comfy and rumple nicely — a messy bed looks intentional. I couldn’t love them more.
How are you winding down these days?