Do you find it difficult to get out of the house in the morning for work or school?
Looking for a few simple ways to get ready, and get out the door in record time?
In this post, I offer three quick tips to help you better manage your mornings.
Avoid checking your cell phone or computer when you wake up.
Do you check your smart phone, or tablet as soon you wake up?
Unfortunately, checking Facebook and Pinterest, answering text messages, and skimming through your email won’t help you get out the door any faster.
If anything, doing so might make you late!
To curb this, try switching off your devices before you to sleep.
When you awake, get out of bed and take care of all those things that must get done in the morning: use the bathroom, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and get your belongings together for work.
Put your house and car keys in your purse, briefcase, or bag the night before.
Running around the house looking for a set of keys isn’t fun, even more so when you’re in a rush. Prevent the morning run-around by dropping in your keys into your bag the evening before.
You could do this quick task right after dinner, or right after you brush your teeth. You might find it helpful to create a key storage location in your house, say on a hook, or in a bowl on a table in your hallway, to make it easy for you to drop off your keys when you come home; and pick them up again before you leave.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CALENDAR.
The Order Expert’s Guide to Time Management is a hands-on workbook that provides practical solutions to common, everyday time management problems.
Avoid the “one-more thing” mentality.
Do you try to complete one more non-essential task before you leave home in the morning? Sure, the task might seem like it is something small, but in reality, it will take some time to complete. That being said, any well-laid routine can be easily thrown off course by one extra task.
Do yourself a favor and avoid squeezing in any non-essential tasks to your mornings. You’ll have time to take care of these things later, when you’re not in a rush.
How about you? What seems to take up a lot of time in the morning? Which of the above tips do you think you will try out this week? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!