I'm just going to hold my hands up right now and tell you that I am not a morning person. I hate waking up so any extra time I have in the morning is a winner for me. I've recently found that being more organized in the evening means that my morning are less stressful. I'm not running around and then forgetting something important like putting on a bra or deodorant.
It may seem a bit of a smug Pinterest yoga loving life thing to be all organized in the evening but at least you'll get a bit more time in the morning and well it's not really worth the risk of forgetting to put pants on is it?
Having a Timed Tidy:
I've been seeing this idea a lot recently online and I think it's a pretty good idea of getting some stuff done in the evening but only for like 20 minutes or so. I keep saying to Neena, 'shall we play this game where we spend 20 minutes cleaning the house and see who can get the most done' and he looks at me like 'I wasn't born yesterday Ruby.' So I tend to take 20/30 mins to either clean the kitchen or my room and try and make the place look a little tidier. I'd rather do bits of housework every night then a huge two hour clean at the weekend when I could be doing much better stuff!
Prepare Your Lunch the Evening Before:
If you take lunch with you to work or school, then I always think getting it all ready the night before is always a winner. The amount of times that I didn't have time to make my lunch in the morning which then would lead me to spending a fortune on a meal deal or eating really unhealthy is a number I don't really want to count. So getting everything ready the night before just helps me out in the morning. It's definitely a little bit boring and Mom like but there we go.
Choose Your Outfit the Night Before:
I hate it when you can't decide what to wear and just stand looking at the wardrobe in a tired state proclaiming 'I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!' I always try to plan what I want to wear the next day so it's ready to go, I put it on the end of the bed and then it's ready to slip into the next morning. Pinterest is my fave place for outfit inspiration and will have a little look at my fashion board to get outfit inspo for the next day.
Make a To Do List:
I always find that doing a To Do list for the next day just helps me sleep a little better. Rather than lying in bed thinking 'right I need to do this and this tomorrow' I just write it all down on my notes app on my phone and then in the morning I know exactly what I need to do the next day.
Take the Time for Skincare/Pamper:
I sometimes feel too tired to do a proper skincare routine or fake tan sometimes and then I regret it in the morning when my skin looks crap and I'm like Caspar the Ghost. So taking that extra 5-10 mins to add serum/oil/moisturiser will make a difference and if you're like 'do I fake tan or just leave it?' Always do it, you'll feel so much better for it in the morning!
Have Some Me Time:
Whether it's watching your favorite show or reading a book in bed, then go for it. The weekday evenings can be so shattering but you'll feel better for taking time to do something for yourself. Oh and totally don't worry if you can't be bothered to do this stuff every night. I know I sometimes just want to slob on the sofa sometimes but usually when I do, get up off my butt, and get stuff done, the next day is usually a bit better :)
Thanks for reading!