Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Morning Time Crunch Tips

How to help avoid hectic mornings

Mornings are a busy time for all families. Kids getting ready for school, parents getting ready for work, breakfast, last minute clean-ups, ect. Sometimes it feels as though we need an entire day to get done what we must in the mornings. With these tips I hope to help relieve you of some of your morning stress.
1. Wake up 10 minutes earlier
Yes, this sounds terrible, those 10 minutes are precious in the morning. However if you wake up 10 minutes earlier, you will have time to organize your thoughts before jumping into the morning and have a few extra minutes for whatever you need. This can be having another cup of coffee to wake you up or getting your makeup done to avoid the awkward lipstick mishaps in the car!
2. Have your bags packed the night before
Nothing is worse than rushing to pack your bag, running out the door, and not realizing you forgot your laptop until you’re halfway to work. To help prevent this try packing your bag the night before, this way you have all the time you need to check and double check that you have your laptop. Try even making a checklist to help the process go by faster. You can even have your kids to do this with their backpacks!
3. Create an individual task for each person
Think of this as a chores list but for the mornings. Each day every person will have a specific task they have to do to make the morning run smoothly. This allows the process of getting ready to run efficiently. Some of these tasks could be: making the coffee, taking out the plates and silverware for breakfast, making breakfast, ect.

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