How to Avoid the Morning Rush

Try these tips to take the craziness out of your mornings

Do you hate the sound of your alarm clock? Do you wake up late and end up rushing to school? Are your mornings the craziest time of your day? It doesn’t have to be this way! With these tips, you can make your mornings calm and relaxing. An enjoyable morning can be a great way to start your day. Try these suggestions.

1. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier.
If you’re a night owl, you probably love to stay up late. But the later you stay up, the more tired you will be in the morning. Instead of feeling lousy when that alarm clock goes off, try doing your body a favor. Skip the last TV show and go to bed 30 minutes earlier. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel in the morning.

2. Look at your calendar the night before.
Your phone’s calendar app makes it so easy to have your schedule right at your fingertips. Getting organized is a great way to make your days feel more productive and less hectic. Make sure you check your schedule every night to see what activities and responsibilities you have the next day. This way you can better plan for what you need to wear or what you need to bring with you in the morning.

3. Pack up everything you need the night before.
The best way to ensure that your morning is organized is to get everything ready the night before. This can help you avoid last-minute rushing around. It can also help you mentally prepare for the next day.

  • Decide what clothes, shoes and outerwear you will wear the next day
  • Gather all your homework and pack your backpack
  • If you bring your lunch to school, be sure to pack it the night before
  • Be sure your car keys, wallet, and pocketbook are in the right place

4. Set a shower schedule with the members of your household.
If you live with others—whether they are roommates or family members—you will probably have to wait in line for the bathroom. Waiting for your shower can throw off your morning schedule. Instead of arguing about it, talk with the members of your household and work out a bathroom schedule that fits everyone’s schedules.

5. Get your kids to get organized.
If you have kids, you know that getting out the door in the morning can be a serious struggle. Apply the same organizing principles to your children: make sure they pick out their clothes, pack their lunches, pack their backpacks, and get their homework signed every evening before bed.

6. Don’t forget a healthy breakfast.
If you follow the five tips above, you should have plenty of time for a relaxing and healthy breakfast. What better way to start off your day?

Try these six tips for at least one week, and see if you end up with a calmer, more relaxing morning. Getting started on the right foot can help make your entire day more enjoyable. We hope it works for you!


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