Even though morning routines are obviously meant to be used in the mornings, there are things you can do at night to make your mornings go much smoother. Let’s take a look at 5 things to do at night to make your morning a breeze.
1. Prep for Your Morning Breakfast or Coffee
Breakfast is the main feast of the day. Don’t waste any of your precious morning time by making your morning coffee or breakfast. Instead, prep as much as possible the night before so that getting your morning energy is easy.
If you drink coffee or tea, prep or set the machine so that you can make your favorite drink with the click of a button. As for breakfast, plan out what you are going to eat. In some cases, you may be able to prep food, but if not, planning the food in advance will save you time in and of itself.
2. Load Your Car
Whether you have children or live by yourself, you likely have to bring a couple of items to your car every morning. Even though loading your car typically doesn’t take a lot of time, you risk leaving items behind in your morning daze. Instead of rushing to find everything you need, load as much as you can the night before.
This is a tip that actually has helped me quite a bit. Just by putting everything in your car the night before, you eliminate a lot of the normal morning stress. Even if you only have to pack one thing in your car, it will make a big difference and make your mornings feel way less stressful to do it during the nighttime.
3. Make Decisions the Night Before
Make any decisions the night before. This includes decisions relating to what you want to wear, eat, or do the next day. Mornings are stressful enough without making any decisions. Make them easier simply by eliminating any decision-making.
As for your clothes, decide what you are going to wear and lay them out. This makes it simple to prepare in the first part of the day. Also, pack your lunch and plan out your meals for the next day. Once again, this will make your mornings less stressful since you already have decided on what you are going to eat.
Morning fog is not the best time to make decisions. So, make any decisions the night before so that your mornings can be relaxing and helpful for the day.
4. Make a To-Do List
Similar to decision-making, make a To-Do list the night before. Whenever you don’t know what the next day will bring, it’s easy to feel discombobulated and lost in your morning routine. To prevent this from happening, make a To-Do list the night before each day. This will let you know exactly what you need to accomplish within the next 24 hours.
In addition, making your To-Do list helps you prioritize your tasks. Don’t add on too much to your day but do enough that keeps you motivated and healthy. You can change your morning routine if you need to when you know what the day will bring in advance.
5. Go to Sleep Early
This cannot be overstated enough, but go to sleep early. By going to bed at a decent hour, your morning will be so much easier because you have enough energy to get up and tackle your day. More so, try to go to bed at the same time each night to get in a rhythm.