Today is my Monday (a.k.a my first day back from a long weekend), which means I feel like an absolute disaster.
It’s safe to say that university life ruined any chance I had at remaining a “morning person.”
If you’re anything like me, then you cherish every precious moment of sleep. You count the number of hours of sleep that you’ll get as soon as you get in bed at night. You’re even willing to forgive the annoyingly loud alarm that goes off the next morning, as long as it lets you snooze for a few minutes longer.
Yes, sleeping is definitely one of my favorite activities, but if I’m going to indulge in a few extra z‘s, my morning routine has to be a very tightly run ship.
I’ve learned that the difference between being a student and being a young professional is that it is now inexcusable to leave my house/enter the workplace looking like Godzilla or that thing from the swamp. Gone are the days of unbrushed hair, mismatched/wrinkled clothing and make-up free faces. It is now part of the job description to look polished and put together. So what’s a lazy girl to do?
Prepare the night before. Prepping seems like the inverse inclination for a lazy girl like myself, but I’ve learned to pick my battles. Before I go to bed, I prepare my outfit, my breakfast and my lunch, and I ensure my purse is ready to go. The goal is to do as much as possible the night before, which translates into more time sleeping in!
All this prep makes it possible for me to leave my house within 30 minutes the following morning, giving me an extra hour and a half of sleep. 30 minutes is just enough time to brush my teeth, tame my hair, get dressed, apply makeup (in 2 minutes, tops!), put my shoes on, grab my things and head out the door!
If you’re not a morning person, try it my way. Trust me, at such an ungodly hour of the morning, you’ll look much better than how you really feel!