Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not a Morning Person?

If you answered yes to the title, then you are just like me. I am 100% not a morning person at all. I could sleep till noon everyday if it was possible. I don't know if it's just because I'm the "typical" college student or if that's just how I am! Don't get me wrong, I love the morning, especially when I'm forced to get up for some reason (like class or a test) because I love the feeling of getting so much done so early on in the day. However, if there is not pressing issue to get me out of bed, then you can bet I am asleep! If you are like me, then keep reading! I have early classes during the week and it's always a pain waking up early, so I try and do as much as I can the night before to prepare for the day ahead of me!
First, if I know I'm going to curl my hair the next morning, I have the curling iron out, plugged in and ready to go. The same is if I  am going to straighten my hair. Simple things like this save me 2 or 3 minutes, but little things like this help me get moving.
I lay out my outfit the night before...even down to the shoes. This way, I am not rooting around for an outfit and trying things on. I think this is the number one biggest time saver. This is also a good idea for people who find themselves reaching for their sweats. Having an outfit laid out gives you no excuses to grab sweats!
I usually hit the gym right after my classes end. Because I don't wear my gym clothes to class (usually) I pack my tennis shoes and shorts (a.k.a. "norts") and a t-shirt so I'm all set to go straight to the gym. I pack my entire bag the night before. This is also great for school work because I usually never forget a notebook or a book and I'm never scrambling around to find a t-shirt to throw in my bag for the gym!
I keep my water bottled filled and ready to just grab and go in the AM. That way I am able to be hydrated with cold water throughout the day!
My coffee maker has a preset option. Therefore, I preset the coffee maker for 15 minutes before I leave. This way, I have hot coffee on the way to class and in class and don't have to waste at least an extra 25 minutes getting to Starbucks, waiting in line, waiting for my drink, and making it to class. 
This is kind of silly, but I am telling you, it saves me time! I don't give myself time to have a sit down breakfast. I love love love oatmeal so the night before I put plenty of water in the water heater, and sit out a cup, spoon, and packet of oatmeal. This way, all I have to do is flick the switch on the heater and my breakfast can be made in less than a minute! 

And here is the finish product of me all set to go for a morning of classes and an afternoon at the gym and library! Do you have any early morning time saving tips? I am always looking for ideas to shave minutes off of my morning routine! Have a fabulous day!
Yours, 
sCe

20 comments:

TG said...

I'm not a morning person at all!!
Thank you for everything!

Vanessa Kennedy said...

I LOVE your jacket! Where is it from?

Jamie said...

Great tips!

I always lay out my outfit the night before...otherwise I'd be standing in the closet for a long time trying to decide what to wear!

Anonymous said...

Where is your cardigan from in this post? It is so cute!

Buckhead Belle said...

This is too funny because I literally do the exact same things... even down to the oatmeal!

Post college, I go straight to the gym after work (such a time saver), and I even put all my pre-packed bags in the car the night before. Anything to save time in the morning!

Rachel said...

I need to do more things like this to make my morning a little happier. I am not a morning person at all!

the pink prep said...

you are the most organized morning person i know!!!
i make the coffee the night before -- have an idea* of what im going to wear, and hubs and i divide and conquer getting muffy ready. i dress and do hair, he makes breakfast and takes her to kindergarten. Phew. It's amazing we all get out the door before noon! :-)

LKO said...

That sweater is darling! Another great thing to do, is have outfits set up in your closet. So, they're ready to grab and go whatever day.

What kind of curling iron do you use?

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Jessica said...

I'm not a morning person at all. These are great tips! I think the one that would save the most time is laying out the clothes. I always spend way too much time figuring out what to wear in the morning.

SJ said...

I am not a morning person at all either but you are way more organized than I could ever be!! Your outfit is SO CUTE by the way!

Ashley said...

This is such a great help, I am not a morning person either and I try to plan ahead

Jennifer said...

Great post!!!

Natty said...

This is such a great post! Thanks

The Aly Way said...

This is a fabulous post! I love the water bottle idea. I am going to get mine ready tonight! Also, adorable outfit.
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Pink Maple said...

Totally agree about picking out your outfit the night before, it saves SO much time! At my college everyone lived on campus and was on the meal plan, so luckily I was always able to grab toast and juice in the dining hall on the way to class without any advance planning.

Makeup Magpie said...

Great post and helpful tips, and a good reminder - I should really lay out my outfits the night before so I end up wearing something more put-together instead of just whatever is handy! :)

Café Moka said...

I do the same things as you!!!

Hilary said...

I do the EXACT same thing with my oatmeal in the morning! Down to the red solo cup! And, the best and lowest cal brand out there is the Wal Mart brand! I didn't know anyone else did that too! :)

Taylor Bartik said...

Seriously! Where is that adorable cardi from?? Love it!!!!

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