HOW I SAVE TIME IN MY MORNING ROUTINE

 

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?

 

 

 

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  • Amy Eade

    If I need to be up early for work I always get my outfit ready and I’m a big fan of preparing my lunch the night before too! I NEVER snooze my alarm, it really does just make me feel sluggish!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      It makes such a difference! It means I have 5 extra minutes scrolling in bed haha

  • My dinner will usually be my lunch so I pack that up the night before too – no sandwiches for me as I really dislike cold lunches hahaha. I must say I’m terrible at snoozing though, but I don’t wear makeup on weekdays so I *feel* like it saves me time there…

    delicately.xyz</a

    • NatalieLeanne

      I hate sandwiches too! I thought it was just me!

  • Making lunch the night before is always helpful. I do anything I can to have an extra 10 minutes in bed in the morning!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • NatalieLeanne

      Same, I am all about the maximum bed time!

  • Amy Harris

    I’m the worst for taking ages getting ready in the morning! Especially as it seems to take me ages to do a simple task which would normally take someone 5 minutes. I’m definitely going to start making my lunch the night before to grab in the morning instead of rushing to leave the house and leaving without any lunch. I’m also awful at pressing that snooze button so I should really stop that and just get straight out of bed instead x

    Amy x | fleurdubelle.blogspot.co.uk