I am a morning person, but I understand that not everyone is. I for sure didn’t used to be. Now I find that I am most productive before 2 PM. So I wake up early and get as much done as possible. I get asked a lot how? How do you get up so early? How do you save time? So today I am sharing 6 ways to save time in the morning! You can have productive mornings too!
6 Ways To Save Time In The Morning
Make A List The Night Before: I live and die by to do lists. I have talked about them a million times. It doesn’t matter if you use a fancy app, the notes section of your phone, Google Keep, or a piece of paper. But have a to do list. Also put your HARDEST items first. The things that YOU HAVE TO DO. Yes I put workout on my to do list, but I try to put the hardest and most time consuming items first.
Set Out Your Clothes: Going to work out at 5 AM? Going to work? Both? Get your clothes together the night before. Your morning tired self will thank you!
Pre-make breakfast/lunch: So we are HUGE overnight oats fans in my house. Andrew especially. So on Sundays he makes 5 days of oats but only adds the almond milk and banana the night before. It saves a TON of time. When he wakes up his breakfast is ready! He also does this with lunch. He either takes leftovers or makes lunch the night before. I can’t tell you how much time I have seen him save from this. On the same note I work from home so I meal prep Sundays so that my lunches for the week are all ready!
Have a plan: Waking up early and saving time is only going to work if you have a plan! You can’t wake up and say “now what?” So that’s where the list comes in. For example: I wake up at 510. I give myself 20 minutes to watch the news, and scroll on my phone. Then I get up wash my face, brush my teeth, and get dressed in workout clothes. Then eat breakfast and work for about an hour before Liam is up. This may not work for everyone but having a plan really helps.
Put your alarm across the room: We keep an alarm in our bathroom. It’s so obnoxious and loud that you have no choice but to get up. Once you’ve walked all the way there you’re just up. If it’s next to you, you can easily snooze.
Don’t look at your phone: So yes above I said I scroll. But I give myself that time. I get up earlier than I need to. If you want to sleep longer and don’t want time to scroll then don’t even look at your phone when you wake up. Make yourself shower, get dressed, etc before you even look at your phone. Once the phone is out productivity plummets.
I hope you found these 6 ways to save time in the morning helpful. I know it can be hard but the more you get in the habit the more of a lifestyle it becomes. You will be amazed at how much time you save!