Your morning routine: how to get ready in 10, 30 or 60 minutes
Whether you are an early riser with half of your to do list ticked off before 8am or a champion 15 minutes and out the door kind of person, our days all start somewhere and they all begin differently.
Regardless of how long you have to get yourself up and ready for the day there are some things we can all do to make sure our morning routines prepare us for the day ahead.
TEMPUR not only have a great range of mattresses to help you get a great night’s sleep, but we also have put together the tips and tricks to ensure your morning is as productive as possible – regardless of how little or how much time you have…
How to get ready in 10 minutes
For a few lucky people, 10 minutes is all they need to get them ready for the day ahead.
However, it’s important not to be too rushed in the morning – which means no hitting the snooze button.
Preparation is also key to getting ready quicker than Superman in a phone box. Lay out your clothes the previous evening and also make a quick breakfast (such as a bagel or boiled eggs) that you leave in the fridge overnight.
That way, even with just 10 minutes, you won’t feel rushed and stressed before you’ve even left your home.
How to get ready in 30 minutes
While it may seem like plenty of time to get ready, it’s still important to plan your morning routine so your 30 minutes are used wisely.
Do as much preparation the night before as possible so there is no scrambling around for keys or clothes. Take time to have five minutes relaxing – whether it’s a sit down in your kitchen with a coffee or a slightly longer shower. This will help ease you into the day rather than be bolted awake.
Finally, while it can be tempting to check emails, respond to work-related texts or check social media, avoid using your phone until you are out of your home. Your home should be a place where you can relax and unwind, so don’t let work start infringing on your morning routine until you are fully prepared for the day ahead.
How to get ready in an hour
A whole hour to get ready – what a luxury!
These precious 60 minutes gives you plenty of time to make sure you are fully prepared for the day ahead.
In addition to the previous points, with this amount of time you should look to:
Eat a good breakfast
Starting your day off with a positive burst of brain power will help you to perform increasingly well throughout the day.
Food is known to put you in a better mood and can massively improve productivity. Some foods that are especially good at increasing productivity include:
- Whole Wheat
Taking some time in the morning to exercise or even just to stretch properly can clear your head vastly ready for the day. This can provide the perfect time to focus your mind on what you want to achieve and prepare you to achieve it.
Time things to perfection
With a whole hour to get ready, it can be easy to dawdle and leave everything to the last minute, meaning you’re still rushing out the door in a stressed fashion.
Have a routine that allows you to take your time and space out your activities over the hour.
Everyone will find different things helpful during their morning routine but having some structure and energy boosting tactics will no doubt help to improve the rest of your day.
Do you have a morning routine? Or any tips to start your day off in the right way? Let us know in the comments below…