In the morning, most of us are frantic. We’re rushing to get ready for work or school and trying to do a million things at once, like packing our backpacks and eating cereal and brushing our teeth. In order to complete all of these tasks smoothly without getting overwhelmed by everything you have to do in such a short time, here are some helpful morning routine tips:
1. Get up at the same time everyday, even on weekends.
This way, your body gets used to a certain schedule and won’t be as confused when you wake up at a different time on Saturday or Sunday than it’s used to. Another plus of waking up at the same time every day is that it gives you time to wake up slowly and by will power, not an annoying alarm clock.
2. Write down a list of everything you have to do that day
Before bed, write down exactly what you have to do tomorrow and where all of your belongings are (like in the bathroom or kitchen) so that when you wake up, you don’t have to spend time trying to remember everything you needed to do that day. This tip will save you a lot of time in the long run and help prevent stress.
3. Make your bed as soon as you get up
It may be tempting to skip this morning routine task because it takes barely any time at all, but making your bed is actually quite rewarding. It’s a simple task, but it makes your room look tidier and more organized which will motivate you to keep it clean throughout the day. Plus, if you make your bed every morning, you never have to worry about making it in the middle of the day when you’re exhausted from school or work!
4. Eat breakfast
Breakfast is important because it gives you energy and helps keep your mind focused throughout the day. If you don’t have time to eat breakfast in the morning or want a quick on-the-go breakfast, make sure to pack your lunch at night so that when you wake up, all you have to do is grab your lunch bag and head out the door.
5. Use your phone as an alarm clock
If you’re like me, your phone probably goes off multiple times in the morning because of all the messages you receive overnight while sleeping. This can make it difficult to use your phone as an alarm clock, but there’s a simple solution to this problem.
You can put your phone on airplane mode or turn off all forms of notifications overnight. This will prevent you from receiving messages and calls and make it much easier to use your phone as an alarm clock in the morning without being woken up by texts.
6. When you’re getting ready for work or school, try not to multi-task
Whenever you’re trying to do multiple things at once, it slows you down and makes everything more difficult. For example, if you’re trying to put on makeup while talking on the phone, both activities will take longer because you have to focus on each task separately instead of doing them simultaneously. Multi-tasking also makes your morning routine much more stressful because you don’t have as much time to finish everything and get ready for work or school.
7. If you need help getting up, put your alarm clock across the room
It can be difficult to get out of bed in the morning, especially if you’re not a morning person. In this case, turn off your main alarm clock and put another alarm clock across the room so you have to physically get up in order to turn it off. This will make you more motivated to get out of bed because you don’t want to be late for work or school (if applicable) or let your friends down by not showing up for a meeting that morning.
8. If your morning routine includes school, have everything you need the night before
This way, when you wake up, all you have to do is get dressed and go downstairs for breakfast. This tip will save you a lot of time every morning because it prevents stress and time wasted looking for missing books or pencils.
Smiling might seem like an odd thing to do when you’re waking up in the morning, but it actually makes you feel happier and more energetic. Plus, a smile will make your friends and family members happy too!