Do you ever find yourself rushing to get out of the door? Do you find you need to get up super early to fit in breakfast, shower, makeup, packing lunch, getting the kids ready, or packing your work bag? Rushing like this in the morning can make you feel stressed out and tired before your day has really got going. Starting your day right by simplifying and speeding up your routine can help you to feel happy and relaxed all day long. Here are some great changes you can make to ensure you look and feel great without rushing or feeling stressed out.
Adding exercise to your morning routine may seem counterproductive when you are looking to speed things up, but it might not be. A quick morning run or just some gentle yoga poses in your pajamas can boost your circulation, improve your mood, and help you to feel lively and alert, which means you will do everything else a little bit faster.
A Cool Shower
Whether you take a shower after exercise or straight after you wake up, a cool shower can be very refreshing. Cooler water also means you are less likely to stay in for too long, which many of us are guilty of, especially in the winter.
Dry shampoo is a life saver. How did we ever cope without it? We all know washing our hair every day can be bad for it, but many of us do it anyway as we want smooth, shiny locks. Dry shampoo is a fantastic, quick alternative for days off washing or days when you just don’t have time.
Use a Flat Iron
A 1 inch flat iron which vibrates and detangles can speed up your hair styling immensely. Flat irons allow you to quickly create a huge range of styles and even work well on unwashed hair.
It’s not just people that can multi-task; your beauty products can too. For example, BB or CC creams often moisturize, give you smooth skin and an even coverage. They also contain an SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
Light breakfasts such as cereal and toast are great when you are in a rush, but if you prefer something more filling, eggs make a fast alternative and give you plenty of energy to start your day. Other options when it comes to breakfast include eating on the go with breakfast bars or drinks.
Prepare the Night Before
One of the best ways to make sure you get out of the house on time is to prepare as much as you can the night before. This is especially useful if you’re not a morning person and have trouble waking up. Get your clothes and makeup out and ready. Prepare your breakfast as much as you can and leave your shoes by the door. You should also make any decisions such as your route to work the night before so you don’t have to worry about them in the morning.
Making these small changes to your morning routine could ensure that you leave the house on time, feeling refreshed and happy and looking gorgeous, every single day.