If all you want is to get ready faster in the morning so you can sleep more, then go ahead and skip makeup! Go bare face with a 30-second ponytail. That doesn’t look or feel very empowering though, does it? You want to wake up feeling rested, and have some time to yourself to mentally get ready for the day. And you want to look good!
But the reality is you wake up in a panic that quickly drains all that rest. You grab the first thing you find and put it on. You skip breakfast and somehow you’re still late. And all that chaotic feeling haunts you throughout the day because you didn’t start the day right.
That 30-minute window you have to yourself before leaving the house is precious. It sets the tone for the whole day. That’s why it’s important to make time for what is more important in the morning. And it’s how you start the day.
So, with these tips on how to get ready faster in the morning, you’ll be able to have the time to focus on yourself and how you feel inside as well as outside.
In my adult life, I’ve never been late for anything! It might be because of my over-thinking or some other obsessive characteristic, but I’d rather be early than late.
So my trick is time management and distributing some of those morning tasks into the night before. It doesn’t make sense to do everything the night before.
Because in that case, you end up sacrificing the time of relaxation. That’s why multi-tasking is as important as time management. Read on to learn how you can do that to save time for yourself in the morning.
How To Get Ready Faster in The Morning
Below are some of the best tips to get ready faster in the morning!
1. Stop showering in the morning.
If you’re one of those people that shower in the morning, why? It takes time to do that in the morning. Plus, it requires you to do your hair from scratch, which is super time-consuming. Take your shower the night before. It’ll save you time but it’ll also help you unwind and sleep better.
2. Do your hair the night before.
Every day is a bad hair day when you’re late. It takes time to do curls or a sleek bun in the morning; time that we do not have! So, start multitasking. While sitting in your bathrobe catching up on your favorite TV show, get a mirror and start curling your hair with a curling iron.
If that sounds like a whole thing, braid your hair or twist it into a bun after the shower. Undo it in the morning and you’re done! Take ‘hair’ off your list of things to do in the morning. Simple as that.
3. Know what you’re going to wear in advance.
God help you if you have to stare at your wardrobe for 10 minutes in the morning because you have no idea what you’re going to wear. It’s highly likely that you’ll end up grabbing that one piece that doesn’t need ironing.
You wear that to work at least 2 times a week and it’s time to stop. Save yourself 10 minutes of trial and error and 30 minutes of tidying up for when you get back home by knowing what you’re going to wear.
Figure out what you’re going to wear in advance. You can either decide on it at the weekend and do your laundry accordingly, or you can decide on it the night before.
Either way, you won’t have to think about it in the morning and you’ll have a chance to try other clothes that have been sitting in there for too long. Try creating a capsule wardrobe, which makes styling super easy.
4. Switch your 150-step skincare routine into a 3-step one.
Keep your skincare easy and use multitasking all-in-one products. That long-ass skincare routine is for your evenings and your weekends. Keep it simple; cleanse and hydrate.
Use tinted moisturizers that combine moisturizer, SPF, and foundation. That way, you don’t have to wait for one to settle in to be able to layer the other one.
5. Do not experiment with makeup in the morning.
If you’re not a winged eyeliner person, now is not the time to start. You’re going to waste that extra 30 minutes trying to draw the perfect wing and you’ll end up failing anyway.
Go for looks you’ve already mastered; the ones you can do in 5 minutes. Makeup that needs steady hands and extreme focus is not to be done in the morning. Try makeup tips and tricks to look more awake in the morning using fewer products.
Wear natural makeup that you can enhance with a bold lip any time during the day. And to avoid ruining your outfit, throw your lipstick into your bag and apply it later in the elevator. Don’t forget to set your face so you don’t have to do touch-ups multiple times a day.
6. Have your snacks and coffee ready.
Now that you have so much time to yourself in the morning, you can actually enjoy your morning coffee without rushing it. But it still takes time to get a snack ready or make some coffee.
Get your sandwich ready the night before or have some fruits in the fridge ready to grab. Also, clean the pot the night before so that all you have to do is push the button in the morning.
7. Play by the laws of Murphy.
Embrace it or deny it, Murphy’s laws are real. You’re always going to plug the wrong side of the flash drive into your computer. The pancake is going to burn the second you look the other way.
So, instead of working against yourself and getting frustrated, embrace that things might go wrong. Make the Murphy laws work for you.
If you’re waiting for the bus, sit down and open up a book. The bus will come when you stop waiting for it. If you’re picking up a friend for a ride to work and they’re running late, turn off the engine.
They’ll appear by the door the second you do that. If you’re waiting for the elevator and it’s not coming, take 1 flight of stairs and you’ll see that it’s working. Make the laws work for you by expecting them.
8. Turn it into a routine.
When you open your eyes in the morning to those stupid decisions to make like what to wear, you’re burdening your sleepy brain with too many tasks. Make things easier by turning them into a routine. If you know what you’re going to do in the morning, it’s easier to turn it into a process.
It takes less and less time to get ready in the morning when you wake up with a purpose and know what you’re going to do next. Don’t rush yourself. Let your brain wake up while you’re getting ready.
When you figure these all out, you’ll have time to yourself in the morning that you can spend however you like. You may choose to spend it sitting on the toilet for another 5 minutes going through your Instagram feed. You may choose to meditate and pep yourself up.
Now that you know how to get ready faster in the morning and have cleared up some time to focus on yourself, you can leave the house feeling good and looking good. And that’s the vibe that’s going to follow you around throughout the day.
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