Nearly all productivity experts will tell you that the one thing you can do to help you save time in the morning is to do as much as you can the night before. So, no more getting up 10 minutes before you have to leave and spending five of those minutes in front of the closet trying to decide what skirt to wear, or what shirt or sweater to put on. So, continue to reading for just a few tips to streamline your morning and get out the door without that ‘rushed’ feeling. Here’s practical advice that you can use – starting tonight.
The Night Before
There are many things that can be done the night before to prepare ourselves for the daily grind. It just takes a bit of getting used to a different routine, and although they are small things, they do save time in the long run, thus enabling that “get out the door quick” aspect of your morning.
Place Your Alarm Clock Across The Room
Sounds simple, but if you do this, it will save you time as you won’t have the urge to go back to sleep if you must get up and go across the room to turn the alarm off.
No More Scrambling And Searching
Make it a point to find one central place in the house or apartment to place all the essential things you will need first thing in the morning to get out the door more quickly. Even better find a bowl or dish or something of that sort and put your keys, wallet, sunglasses, date book, and cell phone all in the same place right together, so there is no scrambling in the morning searching here and there for all of these essentials.
Checking The Weather Forecast
Checking the weather helps you plan your outfit for the day. Check to see if there will be any predicted rain or snow storms – in other words, anything that you would need to get up earlier for to avoid delays. Also check the traffic alerts to know if there will be any potential delays such as construction or roadblocks or anything of that nature.
Pack Your Lunch, Coordinate Schedules, And Lay Out Your Clothes
Pack as much of your lunch as you can the night before. This is a considerable saving in time and money. Also, if you have a partner, husband, wife, or roommate be sure to coordinate your routine, so you aren’t bumping into each other in the mornings, trying to both do the same thing at the same time. And, laying out your clothes the night before is always a time saver.
Loose The Snooze, Hit The Shower, Do Your Make-Up And Hair
As difficult as it may be, resist the urge to hit the snooze and instead jump right into the shower. Not a hot shower, or a cold shower, but a ‘cool’ shower as it is said to be the most invigorating. To save even more time while doing your hair, try some crown topper hair extensions
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Have Nutritious Breakfast Available
Keep some breakfast staples on hand such as some instant oatmeal or smoothies as you can always make quickly if you happen to be running late. Granola, protein, or breakfast bars along with yogurt are great for on the go meals. Microwaveable breakfast sandwiches serves as a great way to get some protein and have a hot meal that requires no prep time and no cooking.