My 15 Minute Morning Routine

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Mornings are extremely hard at our apartment. None of us are morning people and we tend to run around like chickens with their heads cut off. I have to be out the door by 8:00 but enjoy sleeping in until the very last minute. After months of dragging my feet out of bed at 6, I just couldn’t do it anymore! I’ve learned how to be ready and awake for the day in thirty-minutes or less. Leaving more time for beauty sleep and a happier me throughout the day. Want to know how you can make your morning a little brighter too?

I have never been the type of person who enjoys waking up early to workout, read a book, or meditate. If you are —good for you! Let’s not talk before my morning cup of coffee.

Is your favorite relationship with your bed? Do you snooze through your fifteen alarms? You’re not alone.

 

Prepare the night before.

Before I go to sleep at night, I prepare for the day ahead! At night, I usually pick out my outfit, fill a water bottle, pack my lunch, shower, and arrange my things together by the door. Instead of making breakfast in the morning, I save time by eating a bagel during my commute. By being prepared I don’t have to feel rushed or panicked in the morning. I can get through my routine more quickly and calmly.

Studies show people are typically less alert in the morning, meaning it’s more likely to forget something important! Leave the decision making to the night before when you have more brain power.

 

Find your essentials.

Every morning I go through the same routine (which may sound boring but I’m too tired to even notice).

After finding your essentials… stick with them! Therefore, you know what works (or doesn’t) and you won’t have to spend ten minutes choosing what mascara to use in the morning. Pick out a great foundation, moisturizer, chapstick, and dry shampoo. Your staple essentials should help you look put together and refreshed without much effort.

My secret? I have the same dress in ten different colors. I know it looks good and is comfortable so I don’t have to put much thought into my style.

 

Stick to a routine.

The recommended amount of sleep for a young adult is six to eight hours. Sleep is a wonderful thing! During your slumber, your body grows, repairs itself and rests. A goodnight’s sleep is critical to your health. I go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. That way I know I’m getting enough Zzz’s and find it easier to get up.

In the morning, (this one’s hard) lay off snooze. Just set your alarm for the latest possible time you can wake. Hitting the snooze button can ruin your entire day. By dipping in and out of sleep, you’re left groggy for the rest of the day.

I never touch my phone in the morning. I either find myself distracted or feeling rushed. Leave checking your notifications until you get to the office.

 

Sweet dreams, friends! Are you a night owl or a morning birdie?

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7 Comments

  1. Ashley Stephenson

    Routines in the morning are so important! I snoozed through my alarm this morning and I am running on low fuel today!

    14 . Mar . 2017
  2. Katriza

    Sticking to a morning routine is the hardest part for me! With kids, I never know what my morning will entail so I try to stick to it, it just doesn’t always happen!

    14 . Mar . 2017
  3. Tina

    Although I am usually exhausted at night I have to remind myself that getting prepared for the following morning will start my day off to the right start. I also know I will eat healthier the next day if I prep my food the night before. I love my snooze button but I’ve got to earn it by prepping the night before 🙂

    14 . Mar . 2017
  4. Chey

    Love this post! All true and things I’ve become accustomed to as well. Loved it!

    Cheymina.com

    14 . Mar . 2017
  5. Christie Brown

    I love reading others’ morning routines. I, too, like to prepare as much as I can the night before so I can be more efficient in the morning… By “efficient”, I mean I can scroll through Instagram in bed for 10 minutes without stressing about running late haha.

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

    15 . Mar . 2017
  6. Jill Conyers

    I adore my morning routine. I’m a long time morning person and haven’t needed an alarm in years. I wake up happy. The evening? That’s another story.

    15 . Mar . 2017
  7. Brit Strawbridge

    This is a great post! I am NOT a morning person, but am as long as I can have my routine! It’s so important! Thanks for sharing!

    16 . Mar . 2017

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