I've worked in the evenings almost all my life and even though I some how turned out to be a morning person last year, I admit that it took me some time to getting used to not having the mornings to myself. I really love having my first cup of coffee in the morning with no hurry at all while checking my phone, so to be able to have that moment, I started preparing everything that I could think of already the night before. They are small things and lots of them don't take a minute longer to do but I've learned that those minutes go by super fast in the morning! So here are my tips to save you time in the mornings! :)
CHARGE THE COFFEE MACHINE
I have a Dolce Gusto machine, so I just fill it with water and put the coffee capsule in it so that in the morning all I have to do is turn it on. I even put my favorite mug ready next to it!
PREPARE YOUR BREAKFAST
Every night I prepare my over night oats so that in the morning all I have to do is crap it with me from the fridge. You can find the super easy recipe from here!
CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT
For me it's super important to like my outfit, if I don't then I'm probably going to have much of a day. This is what usually takes time in the mornings when you are in a hurry and still sleepy, so I almost always pick my clothes already in the evening. I put everything from underwear to shoes ready so that they are waiting for me in the morning. This is definitely the most useful tip that I can give you. I have a list of outfits on my phone and I usually look at the list in the evening, look at the weather predictions and what I'm planning on doing the next day and choose the outfit based on that.
FIX YOUR HAIR
I wash my hair max. twice a week so dry shampoo is really my hairs best friend. I find that it works the best when you put in on in the evening and let it affect during the night. I also put some oil to the tips and then put my hair on a loose bun. My curls usually last about two days in this humid air of Barcelona. In the morning I just brush my hair and put on some hair spray and I'm done.
PACK YOUR BAG
Yes, look for all your necessary things already in the evening and put them in your bag. I mean is there anything more annoying then having to look for your keys or a certain lipstick when you would otherwise be ready to leave from the door? I look for my keyes, wallet, lipstick, sunglasses and headphones in the evening and put them in the bag that I've chose for the next day. In the morning all I have to remember is to take my breakfast and laptop with me and I'm ready to roll.
CHARGE YOUR COMPUTER AND PHONE
I don't know if this saves time but it does save my nerves and my back because when I charge my phone and laptop during the night, I don't have to carry the chargers with me. Or at least the charges of the laptop!