This is extremely important when it comes to having a quick but stress free morning to start your day off right. Each night take ten to twenty minutes to pick up from the day to prepare for the next day to come. Throw away any trash, put away magazines, make sure clothes are picked up and put away where they should be and especially, make sure your beauty area is clean and organized to make the next morning run smoothly and quickly. Waking up to a clean room and beauty area will leave you calm and collected through the morning.
This step may seem very cliche and remind you of what your parents used to say when you were getting ready for school, but preparing your clothes the night before is extremely crucial in saving time each morning. I mean, let's be honest, we are women! We take forever to figure out what we want to wear! Some of the time we even get so stressed out about what to wear that we settle for something we don't like! Which leads to feeling uncomfortable and not very confident for the rest of the day! Save time and choose every piece of clothing you want to wear including your undergarments and jewelry as well!
The truth is, running late happens to all of us! Instead of denying ever being late, prepare for it! Get together a "five minute makeup bag" filled with a few key pieces of makeup that you can apply quickly and get out the door! Try choosing multipurpose makeup. For example, a light pink lipstick can not only be used as lipstick but also as a cream blush! Also add in a couple of travel brushes for quick and easy application! A few hair elastics and bobby pins are great items to keep in the bag so you can accomplish two things at once. It is also perfect for days when you need to take the bag with you. You have everything you need in one small compact place!
Not having a routine can easily lead to forgetting important steps. Create a routine that works for you. For example, showering the night before will save you a lot of time. That way when you wake up you can get coffee, brush your teeth, wash your face, apply your makeup, finish drying and styling your hair, and get dressed for the day. Choosing to shower the night before not only cuts your morning routine time in half, it also means you don't have to spend so much time styling your hair at once! Especially if you let your hair air dry through the night. Be sure to add in a quick clean up to your routine to help keep your home organized and clutter free.