I’m categorically only a morning person on Christmas Day. I know that’s a popular phrase on t-shirts around the end of the year, but for me, it’s always been true. This girl just loves her sleep, and bed!
I feel like I must say that I don’t have the earliest wake up call for work every weekday, just before half past 8, but for me, that’s acceptable, and I do it every day without much moaning. So don’t judge me too much please? Anyway, I’ve got my morning routine down to a fine art these days, so I thought I’d share with you my time saving tips…
PACK LUNCH THE NIGHT BEFORE
I do this every morning and when I wake up, I’m so thankful for past me! I really don’t have the energy or patience to be faffing around cutting up a bread loaf when I’ve just got out of bed (first world problems, eh) so I throw everything, including snacks, obviously, in a tote bag ready on the worktop for me to grab when I’m ready.
DON’T SNOOZE YOUR ALARM
I’ve never been a massive alarm snoozer anyway, but I remember reading a few years ago that it’s so much harder for your body to wake up if you fall back asleep for a few minutes, so now I never, ever do it. Once I’m awake, my body tends to energise quite naturally for the day, so I use that snooze time for something else instead… Leading on to my next point!
DESIGNATE SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA TIME
I could easily while away 20 minutes while eating breakfast refreshing social media, but instead I wake up 10 minutes earlier to do it from the comfort of my own bed, and once that’s time up, I get up and get ready for the day, leaving my phone in my bag. I feel like it definitely saves me time, plus I actually focus on enjoying my first cup of tea of the day without being otherwise engaged! Plus, I can always check it later when I’m on a break at work, with my second cuppa of the day 😉
QUICK AND SIMPLE MAKEUP AND SKINCARE ROUTINE
I keep both my makeup and skincare routine super simple on a morning, the less products the better! For skincare I just usually cleanse, then let a face oil sink in while I brush my teeth. Once that’s out the way, I apply concealer, bronzer, blusher, and a bit of mascara (maybe eyeshadow too) and all that takes me about 6 or 7 minutes, max. It’s enough to make me look more awake than I feel, and I know I’m not going to be spending extra time making sure my eyeliner looks passable or if I have the right lipstick on. Just throw a lipbalm in your bag and you can do it on your commute I say!
How do you save time in the morning?