Ugh, mornings. Am I right? That nagging alarm clock, disgruntled sleepyheads, burnt toast, cereal bowls…chaos just takes right over. Getting out the door is a scramble and it’s a miracle if you don’t have to go back in the house for your phone or your keys or your three-year-old.
But here’s the thing: It really doesn’t have to be so hard. Yes, mornings will probably always be a little bit tricky but with a few quick fixes, you can absolutely eliminate some of that morning stress. You’ll still want to strangle your alarm. That’s a given. But the rest will be smooth sailing.
It’s all about the night before
At the end of a long day, when your bed is calling your name, it’s not the easiest thing to put in another 30 minutes before hitting the hay. But trust me, eking out just a half hour of prep time before you go to bed will make your mornings so much more manageable. And the cool thing about a good morning is that, more often than not, it will lead to a good day.
Here are 6 things successful women do every night to make the next morning stress free.
1. Plan Your Outfit For The Next Day
The weather seems to be unpredictable these days but you can still get prepared by checking the weather the night before. Plan your outfit and hang it where you can easily reach it in the morning. Keep in mind your activities for the following day so you don’t have to change multiple times.
2.Pack Your Bag Or Purse
There are few things more stressful than waking up late in the morning and scrambling. it can be so annoying when you have look for the necessary things you need especially when you’re running late.Learn to avoid this by packing your backpack the night before and simply double-check it before going out the door.
3. Make Necessary Preparation For Breakfast
If you make coffee every morning, prepare your coffee machine so you can flip it on while you’re on the way to the shower and have a steaming cup of coffee or tea ready when you come out. If you prefer smoothies, prepare your fruit. Your morning will feel much better with your favorite beverage set and ready to go.
4.Charge Your Phone And Set Your Alarm
A whole day can be thrown off if you wake up with a low battery, or even worse, forgetting to set an alarm. Do this the night before. You can listen to a podcast or slow music as you fall asleep, just make sure you’ve already set your alarm and put your phone on the charger.
You might never know when you’ll succumb to sleep. Not having a charged phone all day simply isn’t an option except you have an access to light at work.
5. Give everything a home
Stop searching for your keys, your school bag, and your wallet. Designate an area where all your needed items can spend the night, every night. When you’re done grading, put your papers away and place your school bag by the door. Keep your purse or wallet in that area. Hang your keys or get a small bowl to keep them in. Being more efficient in your habits will make your morning move smoothly and even help your memory — for all those other things you need to know.
6. Make A To-Do List For The Next Day
You would always feel more in control of the day when you wake up and have a list telling you exactly what you have to do that day. Making it the night before also takes the pressure off in the morning. Having a to-do list will always make your task simple, and it certainly makes your mornings a lot easier.
7. Mark Any Email That Needs Handling In The Morning
Take note of important emails you need to attend to as soon as you get to your workplace . If an email requires urgent attention, go ahead and take care of it before you go to bed. Most emails can be put off until morning.