Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to School: My Morning Routine

Back to school is such a hectic time, and one of my biggest struggles with going back is getting back on a normal sleep schedule. After months of long, late summer nights, shifting back to getting up early can seem like a monumental task. One of the best ways to combat this, and really just to be more organized and efficient all year, is to create and follow a routine for your morning. For me, this really cuts down the time it takes to get ready since pretty much every step is already planned out for me, and I can go from one thing to the other without having to put too much thought into it.

Here's a glimpse into my typical morning routine:
  • 5:00- Wake Up
  • Shower
  • Throw on some cozy clothes
  • Do my makeup, with my hair wrapped in a towel
  • Catch up on blogs, email, youtube, etc. (usually while I'm doing my makeup...)
  • Blow dry and style hair
  • Eat breakfast
  • Put on my outfit for the day
  • Accessorize
  • 6:50 Collect my phone, iPod, house key, wallet, lip product for the day, etc.
  • Double check that my backpack is organized and ready for the day
  • Take my lunch out of the fridge
  • Make tea, coffee, etc., or grab a water bottle
  • 7:15 Hop in the car and drive to school!

Of course, this routine varies depending on what time I get up and if I have any additional tasks to accomplish in the morning, but this is generally what I end up doing.

The most important thing about creating a morning routine is finding a pattern that makes the most out of your time and helps you to feel calm, prepared, and ready to start your day!


Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wow, I am impressed! Though I'd love to have time to blog, etc in the mornings, I do not have the willpower to get up at 5!

Turtles and Pearls said...

I would never be able to get up that early!! Its great that you're organized..I'm usually a mess in the mornings. I need to get better about that.

Portuguese Prepster said...

you get up at 5?? And I thought my getting up at 7 was impressive! wow girl!

Emily said...

I get up at 5 too, but I go and swim....prob out of habit from having 2 hour practices before high school for four years! I agree, morning routines are so important!

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