Life hacks that will get you more sleep.
Productivity keeps us going. If we spend all day sitting at home watching television or laying in bed, then not only is it terrible for our health, but we also get nothing done and we’ll feel horrible at the end of the day. Here are some tips that will help you speed up your morning routine for a more productive day.
Get Rid of That Snooze Timer
The worst enemy of a productive morning is the snooze timer. You should be setting a single alarm and that’s it. The more you use a snooze timer, the more likely you’ll be relying on it to get a couple extra minutes of sleep. Make sure you remove the snooze timer from your phone and train your body to wake up on a single alarm. If you feel like you don’t get enough sleep before you have to wake up, then go to bed an hour earlier and you’ll notice a huge improvement in your ability to get up on time.
Speed up Your Beauty Routine
If you have to do your makeup in the morning, or if you follow a skincare routine, then try and speed it up with efficient methods. For instance, you could use BB cream with SPF as a three-in-one that provides foundation, moisturizes your face and also provides sunblock for when it’s nice and bright outside. Makeup and skincare can take a long time in the morning, and simplifying it can save you plenty of time.
Quick Breakfast Options
Stop trying to cook yourself a complicated or fancy breakfast in the morning. To save money and time, prepare your breakfast the night before then pop it in the microwave or heat it in a pan for a few minutes. If you want an even quicker option, go for cold options such as sandwiches or cereal. These don’t require heating up, can be made in a couple of seconds and still provide you with all the nutrients you need for a productive day.
Get Ready the Night Before
If you find yourself scrambling in the mornings to get things done, then you may want to consider simplifying your day by preparing the night before. For example, if you find yourself constantly struggling with your bag, then pack your bags the night before so that you can get up, grab your bag and head out of the door.
If you find it hard to get the right work outfit ready, then try and prepare it the night before so as soon as you get up and take a shower, you can quickly change into your outfit and head out the door.
It’s easy to simplify your morning routine if you’re willing to optimise it by finding fast solutions to typical problems. Remove as many distractions as possible, keep yourself focused and cut complicated tasks into easy-to-digest parts. With a bit of work, you’ll find yourself flying out the door and getting prepared for a quick and productive morning.
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