Finding a prominent place for your car keys, planning outfits the night before, and other ways to streamline your morning routine
Whether you’re a morning person or not, there’s no denying that having a good morning routine in place can make the start of your day a lot more enjoyable.
Although studies have shown that a productive morning routine can help kick-start the day on a positive note, many people don’t have one. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how you can streamline your morning routine to have a stress-free start to the day, even if you don’t have a huge amount of time to play with.
Read on to find out more:
Plan your outfit the night before
This is a big time-saving tip for the morning. Why stress yourself out by trying to figure out what outfit to wear every day when you’re stretched for time? Work out what you want to wear the night before and lay it out on your bed. “Decision fatigue” is a thing – and this is one less decision to make early in the morning when we usually won’t feel like it.
This is a simple but effective tip to make your mornings a little better and less frenzied. Try it for a week and we guarantee that you’ll be glad you did!
Pre-make your breakfast
Another prep step the night before that can make a massive difference to your mornings – preparing your breakfast the night before. Now, you might be thinking – what kind of breakfast do I need to prepare the night before? Well, overnight oats are a great healthy breakfast choice that can fuel you up for the whole day. Make them the night before and all you have to do is grab them out of the fridge and devour them.
Here’s an easy recipe to help you integrate this into your new stress-free morning routine:
- Start by combining 1 part oats and 1 part milk in a glass
- Add a generous sprinkling of chia seeds
- Next, add some Greek yoghurt and a bit of vanilla extract
- Finally, add a sweetener of your choice and some more milk.
- Mix it all together until you see no lumps. Cover with a lid and leave in the fridge to chill.
And et-voila – your overnight oats will be ready for you to tuck into in the morning. No hassle and no early morning cooking required.
Write a to-do list for the next day before you go to sleep
Here’s another way in which a change to your night-time routine can actually help your mornings. Write down all the things you need to do the next day before you go to bed. This way you can wake up with a clear plan in front of you and you’re less likely to feel stressed and overwhelmed by the thought of various unnamed tasks looming over you.
Keep your car keys/house keys in a prominent place
Yet another thing that can add stress to a busy morning spent trying to get out the door is when you misplace things. Whether it’s your phone charger or your water bottle, why is it that you always seem to lose things when you’re in a hurry to get going? One of the most frustrating things to lose is your car keys or your house keys. Unfortunately, this does tend to happen to people a little too often. And it can be hugely stressful when you discover that you’ve lost your keys in the process of trying to get to work or get the kids to school.
Prevent this from happening by having a set place where you keep your keys every day. It could be something as simple as a bowl on the hallway table near the door. Drop your keys in the bowl as soon as you get in the house and they’ll be waiting there for you when you’re ready to leave. Get in the habit of leaving them in one place and you won’t find yourself rooting around in your bag and under your coffee table looking for them every morning.
Have the number of a local emergency locksmith at hand
Just in case you’re not lucky enough to find your keys, it can help ease your stress to have the contact of a reliable local car locksmith that can make a car key copy for you when and if you need it. Find a locksmith that can offer a quick turnaround for car key cutting so you can get your car key replacement sooner rather than later.
Stop hitting the snooze button
Why do so many of us have the terrible tendency to hit the snooze button multiple times before we finally wake ourselves up? This is a bad habit that you would benefit from getting out of, as any precious extra sleep you could get in the morning is merely being disturbed by the perpetual snoozing. Set your alarm at the time you actually need to wake up and refrain from hitting the snooze button even once. If that’s too drastic of a change, start by transitioning to just one snooze before you get there.
Don’t look at your phone first thing
As tough as it may be, try not to look at your phone first thing in the morning. Give yourselves some time to properly wake up before you start overdosing on online content, social media and emails – all of which can lead to stress and anxiety that you don’t need first thing in the morning.
We’d recommend using a good old-fashioned alarm clock instead of your phone as your alarm clock. This way, you can leave your phone outside your bedroom before you sleep and you won’t be tempted to look at it first thing.
Wake up at the same time each day
To create a routine, you need to get into the habit of doing the same thing every day. Start this process by making sure you wake up at the same time every day, at least during the week. This way, you’ll know exactly how much time you have to get ready and you can follow the same routine. Don’t cut it too close – wake up so you have enough time to have breakfast and get ready without a panic about running late.
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