I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more hectic my mornings become! When my alarm goes off, there’s an entire list of important chores to get through. Not least, a quick hair and makeup routine, breakfast, and feeding the animals! I can only imagine how crazy it gets with children. I’ve slowly started to perfect a morning routine, and I’ve got plenty of tricks to streamline the entire process. Today, I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you.
Wear my hair up
Washing your hair, blow-drying, straightening, fixing, fastening, and treatments take forever. And it’s even worse when you wake up and your hair just won’t co-operate. On those days, I forget about the whole debacle and put it straight up in a bun. It can even look quite stylish if you wake up on the right day! I like to quickly straighten the fringe and the lower back of my hair. Then roll up the rest in the middle of the bun. Easy.
Laser hair removal
I must say, I was a little wary of this, but I’m so glad I finally gave in. I’m sure you’ll agree, shaving is plain awful. It’s painful, it damages your skin, and it takes ages in the morning. Since I started using laser hair removal machines, my morning routine is so much faster. I don’t have to worry about shaving first thing in the morning, and I can hop straight in and out of the shower. If you don’t know where to start, take a look at these laser & IPL machines compared on beyondtalk.net. That’s how I found my current machine.
Get things ready the night before
I know the last thing you want to think about before bed is your morning routine. But, if you can spare five minutes the night before, you’ll save at least twice that in the morning! Try choosing your outfit and laying out the clothes before you go to sleep. Make a packed lunch if you need it, or pack the kids’ school bags the night before. The fewer decisions you have to make in the morning, the better!
Go to bed earlier
My slowest mornings always come after I’ve stayed up that little bit too late. Sometimes you read an extra few chapter of your book, or got back late from an evening with friends. Whatever the reason, always try to get into bed with plenty of time to spare. The key to a streamlined morning is a good night’s sleep. You’ll wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Prepare an easy breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Yet, it’s so easy to rush right past it. You can make it through to lunch without it, right? It’s this attitude that will slow you down in the morning. If you want a quick, productive morning, make time for a quick breakfast. It doesn’t need to be anything special. A quick bowl of cereal will wake you up, and keep you going!
What tricks do you use to streamline your morning routine?