Most of us can relate… your alarm clock goes off in the morning and you hit snooze multiple times. But by trying to get a few minutes of extra sleep, you leave yourself feeling rushed to get out the door on time. Don’t worry, here are four tips that can help you make the most of your time in the morning. By incorporating these tips into your routine, you will improve your morning routine and maybe find a few extra minutes of sleep at the same time.
Wake up to the smell of coffee
Most people want to reach for a fresh, hot cup of coffee (or tea) first thing in the morning but needing to take time out to make it can drain a lot of time in your morning routine. Investing in an automated coffee maker allows you to set the start time the night before and wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Perhaps the aroma will entice you to even get out of bed faster!
Pick out your clothes the night before
We spend way too much time every morning trying to decide what to wear. Instead of sifting through your clothes and finding nothing to wear each morning, proactively pick out your outfit the night before. Take into consideration the weather as well as what your schedule looks like and lay it all out before going to bed. You may find yourself inspired you to get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore, making the nightly selections even easier.
Plan breakfast ahead of time
If you are running late in the morning, one of the first things to go from your routine is probably a healthy breakfast, if not breakfast entirely. However, getting a healthy breakfast should be a priority as it can have a strong influence over the rest of your day. If you don’t have time to make a hot breakfast, have some healthy grab-and-go breakfasts ready. Some ideas include making and freezing muffins or egg sandwiches so you can grab one and pop it in the microwave in the morning.
Get to bed earlier
For those that are hitting snooze two, three or even four times a morning, the best way to improve your morning routine would be to adjust the time you are going to bed. Instead of staying up late binge watching Netflix, try going to sleep 30 minutes earlier at night. You may be surprised at how much of a difference it makes in your morning.
There you have it, 4 easy steps to improve your morning routine. Since you’ll wake up more easily and with more energy, you can thank us… first thing tomorrow morning! Sweet dreams!