It’s no secret that how you start your day can make or break how the rest of your day goes. If you start it off on the wrong foot, then chances are those bad vibes can follow you through the rest of the days. That’s why a good, efficient morning routine is so important!
As it turns out, a good, efficient morning routine actually begins the night before, and in some cases, you can simplify your morning routine by preparing for the week the weekend prior.
By doing things ahead of time, you’re freeing up some time in the morning to do more to take care of yourself before beginning your day, and maybe even give yourself a few extra minutes of sleep!
Meal Prep For The Week The Weekend Before
One of the best things you can do for yourself to free up some time each morning is to prepare your meals for the week the weekend before. Now, it doesn’t have to be all your meals, but even just preparing some meals can go a long way in saving you time. Prepare yourself some fruit cups, chicken and rice meals, or whatever your heart may desire for the week and you’ll have lunches or dinners to grab and go on your way out the door!
Plan Your Outfit The Night Before
There’s few things worse than running late in the morning because you can’t find an outfit to wear. I know this is something I’m totally guilty of, and it can be very frustrating! Planning your outfit the night before can save you so much time in the morning, and quite frankly, can ensure that your outfit for the day is on point.
Stay Strict With Yourself When It Comes To Your Alarm
It can be extremely tempting to hit that snooze button when you hear your alarm go off in the morning. We all know too well, falling into the trap of hitting snooze and before you know it you’re extremely late. Being strict with yourself when it comes to your alarm can help you make sure you get out of bed on time and get your day started! If you’ve got a little extra money to spend, you can always treat yourself to an awesome alarm clock that also doubles as a reading light and sound machine!
Curate A Morning Skincare Routine For Yourself
By prepping your meals ahead of time and planning your outfit the night before, you’ve surely freed up some extra time in your morning routine. So, use some of this time for a morning skincare routine! Adding a skincare routine to your morning can help your skin to look glowing and nice all day long, in some cases it can even help your makeup to last longer throughout the day. If you’re unsure where to begin when it comes to picking your morning skincare products, this Biossance Morning Healthy Skin Routine Set has everything you need for a simple morning skincare routine!
Eat A Substantial Breakfast
You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so, eat it! It’s worth it to get up a bit earlier to be able to make yourself a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast has many benefits, including helping you to focus throughout the day, and keeping your stomach from growling and you yearning for lunch before 10 a.m.
Take A Few Minutes For Meditation Or Yoga
A morning yoga flow and a few minutes of mindfulness can go a long way to ensuring you start your day with a positive attitude. Some meditation can help you to clear your mind and set goals for yourself for the day ahead. And while meditation can help you prepare your mind for the day, a good yoga stretch can help you to prepare your body for the day!
Incorporating some of (or even all) of these steps into your morning routine will surely help you to be more efficient upon waking up each morning, and as mentioned earlier, when you start your morning off on the right foot, the rest of your day is sure to follow!