Ah, the morning routine. The time in our lives where many of us hit the snooze button more times than we can count before rushing around the house in a blind panic, right? If that sounds familiar, then you might want to learn about the easy ways to save time in the mornings.
Plan your clothes
Many hours can be lost trying on outfit after outfit only to fall into the same favorites every time. With a little planning, you could soon save yourself some time in the mornings. All you need to do is lay out your clothes the night before, and you no longer have to spend the mornings worrying about what you are going to wear. Be sure to check the weather report before you decide, and you can soon autopilot your way to being ready to leave.
Choose simple breakfasts
Sure, a full omelet or french toast would be lovely every morning, but are they necessary? Probably not. Instead, opting for a smoothie you can blend the night before, overnight oats, or a bowl of yogurt and fruit are just some of the breakfasts that can see you fully set up for the day without taking up too much time. If you really need to cut back on your morning routine, then it could be time to grab something you can eat once you’re at your desk.
Have a shower timer
These are usually simple sand timers you can stick to the wall of your bathroom, and could be about to save you a considerable chunk of your morning routine. Lathering up and singing to your favorite songs can be a great way to wake up, but where did the last half an hour go?! These timers usually give us four minutes to get in and out – all the time that we need to make sure we’re fresh and ready for the day.
Pack your lunch
Just like laying out your clothes, packing your lunch the night before could be the perfect way to save yourself a few minutes in the morning. It might not be long, but those minutes can all add up before we know it. The best bit? Taking your lunch from home will usually mean you opt for healthier options as well as saving money in the long run.
Have an essentials routine
Wouldn’t a face mask, full body scrub, and an all-over moisturizer be great every morning? Yes, but they might not be necessary. The mornings are for getting the essentials done, such as brushing your teeth, applying some toner, and using a moisturizer. The evenings can be the perfect time to go all in on your beauty routine as a congratulations for making it through another working day. Ah…
While it can be easy to walk around the house looking like a zombie as you scramble to finish everything on the morning to-do list, that no longer has to be the case. Extra time to lie in bed? Now that sounds like a pretty good deal to us.