Make the Most of Your Morning by Preparing the Night Before
Spare 30 minutes of every night, before you hit the bed, to save time and avoid chaos the next morning.
Write a brief checklist for the next day
Decide what you have to do the next day, both at home and at work. And make a gist of the tasks. Review your day and see if you have any unaccomplished tasks. If you have any, write that down as well. Prioritize the tasks as well and ideate as much as you can. Also, if you have to send an important mail that needs to be sent right away after waking up, you can save it as draft. You can read it again after waking up and shoot it.
Complete the time consuming tasks
Tasks like deciding what to wear the next day and ironing it should be something you do the previous day. You cannot wake up, pick up any cloth from the wardrobe and walk straight out to work. Ticking of morning chores the previous night can help you reduce stress. You can also include mundane tasks like setting your coffeemaker ready, polishing shoes among others.
Take shower around bedtime
This is something many busy people practice. They take a shower at the end of the day. It will not only increase the quality of your sleep, it will also help you save time in the morning. Initially it will be something unacceptable, but it's something that will save a lot of time in the morning.
Well, you all have 1,440 minutes a day and work an average of 45 hours a week. So, take the last 30 minutes of the day, before you hit the bed to get organised for the next day. Your mornings can make or break your day, so save them for cognitive tasks like reading your newsletters, hitting the gym and not mundane tasks like ironing your clothes. A productive morning will ensure you get into the working groove well and make the rest of your day productive as well.
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