I am a night person. Mornings are for others, it comes too early in the day. My husband, on the other hand, is a chipper bird ready to go and do. My mind rejects such earliness, but alas, mornings come anyway.
Let me share a few things I’ve learned over the years to help you make it through morning brain fog and keep things running smoothly.
Get Out of Bed Immediately – No dawdling, no snooze. Feet on the floor as soon as the alarm sounds. Engage your body, your brain will catch up!
Put Your Coffee Maker on Auto-Pilot – Set it the night before and wake up to fresh brewed coffee, mmm…that smells like energy in a cup.
Make Breakfast the Night Before – Whether it’s oatmeal or scrambled eggs make it up before bed and wrap it in a microwave safe plate. Voila! Reheat in the morning and enjoy.
Lay Clothes Out the Night Before – Eliminate wasting time thinking about it so early. Your brain hasn’t caught up yet.
Keep Distractions to a Minimum – Keep the television off and phone use to a minimum. Try listening to the news on the radio it’s less distracting. You’ll be surprised how much time is saved skipping social media in the morning.
Pack Lunches the Night Before – Prepacked and ready to go! One less morning time bandit.
Create a ‘Take Pile’ – Create an area, box, etc., that has the items you will be taking with you in the morning. No more last-minute looking for keys, wallets or homework – it’s in the ‘Take Pile.’
Gas in the Tank – No, not you silly, the car! No need to stop for gas on your way to taking the kids to school or going to work. A quick tank check before you go home for the night can save you precious time in the morning.
With all the time you’ve saved, treat yourself to 10-15 minutes more sleep, you’ve earned it!!