Things to do at night to make your mornings easier!
Edited by Samantha Equere.
I am SO not a morning person – wish I was – alot of us aren’t. But as yet it eludes me.
As such, I have found that my evenings are crucial to enable my mornings to become so much easier.
If I can get organised the night before, then I don’t have to worry about my head being “in the game” when the alarm clock goes off.
I can pretty much go through my morning routine safe in the knowledge that everything has already been organised and is ready for the day ahead.
It’s safer for everyone involved!
So, if you are like me and want your mornings to be as stress free as possible – why not try a few of the following ideas for the evening before to ensure your mornings go smoothly…
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#1 – Check your diary
I always check my diary first as then I know what I have to do the next day (appointments, work, errands etc…) which helps with preparing other things as well.
You can also ensure that what you have planned is actually possible, so you haven’t double booked or thought that you can do more than you can in the time you have available.
Checking your diary means that your subconscious will be preparing you for the day ahead while you are sleeping – rather than opening your diary the following day and realising you should have been somewhere half an hour ago…..
#2 – Check your TO DO’s
Your TO DO list should house all your unscheduled things you have to do (i.e. they don’t have to be done by any specific timeframe, otherwise they should be in your diary).
As you have already checked your diary, you will be more aware of any time you may have available to add in some of these things to your day. You will also know if you will be in an area the next day where you can get a few other bits done as well to save an extra trip.
i.e. you have a doctors appointment in town – so you could go to the post office / bank etc… while you are there.
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#3 – Decide on what you are wearing the next day (and kids if you need to)
Knowing what you are doing the next day (because you have checked your diary) will help you to get what clothes you need ready.
Get everything out so that you can simply put it on the next day – including everything from underwear to your coat and shoes.
TIP – If you have need for different clothes during the day, get these out and ready too. Maybe you are going to the gym and need fitness clothes, or you are going out in the evening.
#4 – Ensure everyone has all they need for the following day packed and by the front door.
There are so many things that we need to run our lives – so make sure you have everything ready to go to avoid last minute running around the house in the morning: –
Handbag / PurseSchool bagPE kitGym BagMusical instrument / show and tell / book etc… for schoolShopping listGift / Card to give to someone you are seeing, or to post
The list really is endless – but you get the idea!
#5 – Set your alarm clock
You may get up at the same time every day – or you may have a changeable routine. What is key to setting your alarm clock is that you set it to enable you to do the following things: –
Get enough sleep. Have enough time to get to your first appointment / school run etc…Not have to rush around the house when you wake.