5 Outrageously Simple Changes That Will Transform Your Mornings
My eyes slowly opened after pressing the snooze button for the 6th time. I reach over and grab my phone to see what time it is. It's 8:47 a.m. Then the questions start racing. What do I need to do this morning? Do I have time for breakfast? Do I have any appointments that I'm forgetting about?
Does your morning ever look like this?
Look, I am guilty as hell, so I am most definitely not throwing shade.
But, if your mornings generally look like this and you don't want it to look like this, you may need to develop a nighttime routine.
"But why would I develop a nighttime routine when it's the morning that I'm always a hot mess?"
The flow of the morning is generally set by how we prepared the night before.
If you want your morning to run smoothly, preparing for the next day is imperative so that when you wake up in the morning, you don't have to hit the ground running, you can get up with ease because you know exactly what you'll be taking on for the day.
This is how I've set up my nighttime routine:
1. Make a list of appointments and tasks that need to happen on the following day.
2. Take out the clothes that I'm going to wear and if I need to change for the gym, have those things packed and ready to go.
3. Write down what I'm going to have for breakfast on my list to eliminate the excuse or time wasted from trying to figure out what to eat.
4. Eliminate any other potential obstacles from infringing upon my morning (i.e. items that clutter the space I need for the morning, making sure the car key is where I need it to be, packing my lunch or snacks, etc.)
5. Jot down anything else that is on your mind so you can completely empty any thoughts and concerns you have before going to bed.