How many times have you woken up in the morning and thought to yourself, I can’t believe it’s already 7 AM! I still need to shower, do my hair, and get dressed before I go to work. It seems like no matter how early you go to bed or how hard you try to get up earlier, mornings always seem to pass by faster than you realize. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can start getting ready faster for work in the morning with these five tips.
Wake up 15 minutes earlier
Waking up 15 minutes earlier may not seem like much, but it can make a big difference in how you feel when you start your day. You’ll have time to do things like stretch, meditate, or just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee before getting ready for work. Plus, you won’t have to rush around and feel frazzled before starting your day. Some things you might be tempted to do may seem harmless, but they’ll only add unnecessary time and stress before your day even starts. Don’t check emails or social media when you wake up, don’t start with work right away, and try not to eat a big meal before bedtime. All of these habits make it harder for you to fall asleep and get enough rest at night so your body is ready and energized for when it’s time for your day to begin.
Wear hair pieces
Wearing hair pieces is a great way to get ready for work faster in the morning. They can help you style your hair in a variety of ways, and they’re easy to put on and take off such as these ready to wear wigs from The Virgin Hair Fantasy. The key to shopping for any type of hairpiece is to get realistic-looking hair. It will make it easier to style because it looks more like your own hair than say human-like or synthetic-looking ones. Another hair secret? Buns. They are elegant and quick. If you don’t have time to put it in a perfect sleek bun, pull your locks back into a low ponytail or messy bun then use bobby pins or small hair clips to secure them in place.
Using a good BB cream instead of a foundation is a lot faster than using foundation when using makeup in the morning. We suggest using this in place of your foundation only if you’re not trying to cover any blemishes since its coverage is sheer. The second tip we have for getting ready quickly is to have your lashes done professionally (if you have the budget) lash extensions give you a completely different look so you can skip on the mascara. This will take somewhat of a commitment since you will need a fill every two weeks but it’s worth it once you realize all you need is BB cream and lipgloss.
To-go breakfast ideas
If you’re short on time in the morning, eating breakfast on the go can be a great solution. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Overnight oats or chia pudding – these can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge so all you have to do is grab and go.
- Smoothie bowls – blend up your favorite fruits and veggies, pour them into a bowl, and add toppings like nuts or seeds.
- Breakfast burritos – make a batch of these at the beginning of the week and reheat as needed. Fill them with eggs, veggies, cheese, and whatever else you like.
Lay out clothes the night before
One of the best ways to make sure you’re ready for work in the morning is to get organized the night before. Lay out your clothes, pack your lunch, and set out everything you need for the next day so you’re not scrambling in the morning. You can also use this time to lay out tomorrow’s outfit or pack a bag with everything you’ll need if you want to change into something different later on in the day.
If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, set your alarm clock across the room so you have to get up to turn it off. Wake up 30 minutes earlier than normal and do some light stretching. Take a shower when you wake up instead of waiting until the end of your routine and make sure that everything is laid out neatly the night before, including clothes and makeup. After all these changes are made, I bet mornings will seem like less of a struggle!