Hey hey lovelies!
Whether you’re a student or working, waking up in the morning has to be one of the most difficult things to do. When the alarm goes off, naturally, the first thing
we I do is hit the snooze button – am I right or AM I RIGHT?
However, research has shown that the most successful people in the world have a secret that has helped them look forward to mornings.
And that is a GREAT MORNING ROUTINE!
In my opinion, morning routines do not have to be overly complicated. You just have to learn what works for you and stick to it.
Here’s 5 ways I get myself ready for the day!
1 | START SKINCARE, RIGHT AWAY.
As soon as I wake up, I immediately head over to the bathroom and start by brushing my teeth. This ensures that I am fully awake as the mint in the toothpaste helps to kick-start my brain to start the day. After brushing my teeth, I hop into the shower and then proceed to start my face routine. Everything usually takes me about 15 minutes to complete.
2 | MAKE YOUR BED
Making the bed is usually the first thing most people swear by, but I’ll be honest. Some days, I don’t even bother. However, on those days when I have the correct energy to try, I do it and now I can say that I have been able to form a habit of making my bed, religiously for the past month. Laying my bed in the morning helps to get my blood flowing and pumps up my energy for the day. I consider it a mini cardio exercise, which kick starts my blood flow and helps to awaken the rest of my body cells. Okay, wut?
3 | PLAY SOME MUSIC
No lie. Sometimes, I believe that having music in the background can influence your speed on getting ready – I.E. it makes you slower, I also think it sets the right mood for the day. On days when I can execute this morning routine accordingly, I just pop on one of my favorite playlists on Spotify while I’m getting ready, and I’m good to go!
4 | PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE
To reduce the stress of deciding and looking for what to wear every morning, I usually lay out my outfit for the next day, the night before.
Also, – and this might sound a bit weird I prepare most parts of my breakfast before the next day. For instance, if I am having an oatmeal for breakfast, I measure out the quantity of oats & milk ratio and set them aside with a bowl so the next day, I just pop it into the microwave. This saves me a lot of time.
5 | ALLOCATE TIME WISELY
This is for one of those days when we wake up later than usual (which has almost become everyday in my case).
I “multitask” my time. So, when I wake up 15 minutes later than usual, I know I still have to get ready but now I have less time to get everything done. I make my breakfast (as described above) and while it is in the microwave, I take the quickest shower of my life.
As soon as breakfast is done, I let it cool while moisturizing my body and getting my face routine done. And while I am eating, I use that time to put on makeup or dress my hair.
I know, this is less than ideal for most people but some days are not as elegant as we would want it to be.
These are a few ways I get my self ready in the morning. Could you relate to any method? or do you have your special ways to get ready? Let me know in the comments section below!