We all have those days when we just want to sleep a little bit longer... which turns into rushing around trying to get ready super fast. Or if you are looking to shorten your morning routine so you can catch a few more zzz's, then look no further!
put your alarm across your room
If your alarm or phone is right next to your bed, then it will be easy to hit snooze (5 times- I feel you). By putting it across your room, you have to get out of bed which wakes you up. The less times you hit snooze, the more time you'll have to get ready.
pick out your outfit the night before
Although it may seem like a chore at night to do this, it will save you from "I-Don't-Know-What-To-Wear-Syndrome" in the morning which can lead to a mini fashion show for your cat as they watch you stress out over what to wear. So take a few minutes to pick out your clothes, shoes and accessories, and watch as you get dressed the next morning with ease.
pack your lunch the night before
If you are like me and you take your lunch every day, it may be beneficial to make it the night before and stick it in the fridge instead of trying to whip up a sandwich in 30 seconds while simultaneously eating breakfast. We've all been there,
pack your backpack the night before
Basically do everything the night before- almost. Nothing is worse than running late and scrambling to find your history homework that literally took you three hours the evening before. Each night before school, make sure that all of your folders, notebooks, and assignments are safely inside your backpack where they should be.
skip the shower
If you are a morning shower person, try taking them at night. In the morning, you could wash your face and spray dry shampoo in your hair, or if you have to shower, skip the hair-washing and watch as you get ready with time to spare.
wear less makeup
I pretty much just wear mascara if I wear any makeup at all, but if you are someone who likes to wear a full face of makeup, then listen up. When you are running late, figure out what the essential parts of your makeup routine are. Gotta conceal that blemish? Go for it. Wanna fill in your brows? Knock yourself out. Just leave out the parts of your routine that might not be essential. Worse case scenario? Throw makeup in your backpack and apply it between classes or in the car on the way to school. Check out this post to see a 3, 5, and 10 minute makeup tutorial.