What type of person are you in the morning?

Do you hit snooze several times, jump out of bed in a rush grab your ball cap while you slip your jeans on?

Do you get up early but spend most of your morning looking at your closet telling yourself you have nothing to wear?

Or do you lay out your clothes at night complete with your shoes and accessories you will wear?

No matter what category you fall into I am sure we could all use some inspiration to help manage our mornings.

Here are a few simple and elementary tips. I am sure a lot of you might remember your parents telling you some of these.

  1. Prepare for your day at night. Make sure your purse, backpack, laptop bag are ready for you to just grab in the morning.
  2. Refer to Breakfast on the Run and Lunch to go so you do not have to fuss over your meals for the next day.
  3. Go to bed at a decent time. (Sleep is not just for princesses, our bodies need sleep time to grow and heal)
  4. Set an alarm clock. If are a serial snooze button hitter place your alarm clock on the other side of your bed; this will require you get up and get your day going.
  5. Open the blinds and curtains. Filling your room with daylight will help your body wake up. In just a few weeks we all will be setting our clocks ahead an hour and most of us will wake up to the sun.
  6. Eat that yummy breakfast you planned the night before.
  7. Do you know how long it takes you to get ready in the morning? If not, time yourself from the moment you get out of bed till you walk out the door. This will give you an idea of when you should wake up so you are not rushed.
  8. Stay consistent with your waking time each day. This will train your body to naturally wake up on time. Even on days you don’t have to get up early, do. This will give you a wonderful break from your morning routine. You can spend time in the Word, sip your coffee, watch the news or just enjoy the quietness of the house while the natives sleep.

So what have I missed that you may do that will help another girlfriend out? I want to hear it all. My mornings get by me way too fast!

Tell me in the comments below what your tried and true strategies are for getting up and out the door in a snap. What makes your mornings easier?

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Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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