Ever since I moved to my new apartment last summer, which is a mere 5 minute drive to my office, I had this idea in my head that I would get into work earlier since I cut down on my commute time. Let me tell you, I was very wrong. Instead of getting up at the same time and starting my day a bit earlier, I pushed my alarm time back to get more sleep. Habits like these are incredibly difficult to break, but I've been bound and determined to make the changes in my daily routine so that I can get a jump start on my day. Whether you need to get out the door 5 minutes earlier or 50 minutes earlier each day, incorporating these changes will help you achieve just that!
Save Five Minutes By:
Deciding what to wear the night before. It's no fun to be scurrying around in the morning wondering what the heck you're going to throw on before ultimately settling with the first thing you picked out.
Multitasking while you're brewing coffee. If you have a Keurig, you know you have a few minutes while it heats up and brews the coffee, so don't just stand there watching it! I like to use that time to dampen my beauty blender and get ready to apply my makeup.
Save Ten Minutes By:
Applying a simpler makeup look. Sure, that eyeshadow tutorial using seven different colors is gorgeous, but you'll look just as put together with a sweep of color over the lid and in the crease.
Packing your lunch the night before / meal prep. This change has been a huge life saver for me! It's so nice to not have to worry about what I'm having for lunch and just be able to grab and go from the fridge on my way out the door.
Save Fifteen Minutes By:
Eating breakfast at the office. Not only do I prep lunches, but I also pre-make yogurt and fruit parfaits in mason jars, which are just as easy to grab and go and eat at my desk while I prepare for the work day.
Save Thirty Minutes By:
Showering at night. If you could only make one change, this would be the one to go for. However, it's been the most difficult habit for me to break. I tend to stay up late to the point of being exhausted and ready to pass out in bed, so by changing things up and unwinding from the day with a shower, I am not only able to slice that chunk of time out of my morning routine but also feel more mentally rested and prepared for the day to come.
Save __ Minutes By:
Getting up when your alarm goes off. This is obvious, but you are your own worst enemy when it comes to alarm clocks and the snooze button. And depending on your crutch and how long you like to lay in bed, this could save varying amounts of time for different people. As long as you have the right mindset, one that says you're ready to tackle the day, you'll be good to go.
What are some of your tips for getting out the door quicker in the morning?