I struggle with this. Sometimes I just want to go to bed, but if I don't lay out my outfit for the next day I always regret it. When you are pressed for time in the mornings it can be very difficult to put together a cute outfit. I try to keep a list of outfit ideas in the notes section of my phone whenever I feel inspired that I refer to whenever I feel stumped. Pinterest is also another (obvious) inspirational site that helps me decide what to wear for the next day. Make sure you iron anything that needs to be ironed and lay out accessories as well!
This really helps me! In the morning I set my water to boil in the electric kettle first so I can make my breakfast and set my lunch out while I wait for it to boil. Another example is putting on primer and letting it set while doing your hair so you can multi-task. Or if you shower in the morning, do your makeup first so your hair can air dry for a bit making your blow dry time shorter. I even squeeze in calf raises or hip exercises while I dry my hair. It's all about working smarter-not harder!
3. Have quick, healthy options available when packing your lunch.
Planning ahead and having quick and convenient options available for meals really helps me to eat healthier. By packing my lunch with healthy options I have at home, I avoid the temptation of getting take out. I like to stock Healthy Choice meals in our freezer to help me maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. All Healthy Choice is the only major brand in the frozen meals section that can call 100% of its products "healthy" (as approved by the FDA) and its meals are made with real ingredients and no preservatives so there is no worry about sacrificing taste or freshness. I love that the ingredients aren't frozen in the sauce so there is a more vibrant taste. They do this with a unique tray-in-tray steam cooking method that delivers fresh-tasting meals with crisp vegetables and juicy proteins. It also gives you the option of determining how much or how little sauce you'd like with your meal by letting you pour it on yourself. Healthy Choice meals are easy to find in the freezer aisle at grocery stores nationwide. You can visit them on facebook or at HealthyChoice.com to learn more!
We all need a plan B sometimes. There have been so many mornings I thought I was prepared with my outfit laid out, early wake up time, and then there is some issue that puts me way behind. By having a plan B (go-to outfit, quick hairstyle, and fast and healthy meal) there is a fall-back plan to
help you get to work on time!
I keep my work bag, purse, and coat all in the closet by our door to the garage. When I get my lunch and tea ready in the morning, they go straight to my work bag, too. That way there is no lost time running around trying to find something. By keeping it all in the same place you stay organized and it's certainly one less thing to have to think about in the morning!
What suggestions do you have for saving time and still maintaining a healthy lifestyle? I'd love to hear your tips in the comments below!