Most of us can’t sport the roll-out-of-bed-and-look-fabulous look. As we grow older, we need ample time to get ready especially on work mornings. Brushing teeth, having breakfast, sipping coffee while it’s still warm, checking the phone and planning the day ahead- all of this takes a lot of time and effort.
However, that doesn’t mean that it is not possible to get ready on those days when you want to snooze in a few extra minutes of sleep or simply want to cut down on your getting-ready time. We have a fantastic routine that will make you feel spontaneous yet makes sure that you kill the office game with your style! Keep reading to get some killer tips to help you get ready within 10 minutes every morning:
1. Wake up to your favorite song
You don’t have to wake up to a robotic alarm sound every morning. Spotify recently came up with a perfectly curated list of songs that have different physiological and psychological effects on the body. Music refreshes the body and the brain in innumerable ways. You can find the perfect song that matches your heart’s BPM which helps you stick to the rhythm and adds that extra zing of energy. The right choice of song can help you start off your day on the right foot!
2. Save time while brewing coffee
A strong cup of coffee is all you need to focus and gather your thoughts early in the morning. One of the favorite beverages among most Americans, coffee offers many health benefits like reducing the risk of diabetes and liver ailments. It’s also supremely low on calories and provides an ample dose of antioxidants for the day. But everyone who is a coffee lover knows that making coffee early in the morning can be time-consuming. Use pre-ground coffee beans or better yet pop in a capsule in a single serve coffee maker like Nespresso. Voila! You’ll get a warm and delicious cappuccino or latte ready at home in no time.
3. Prepare a healthy breakfast in advance
Most people struggle with preparing a healthy breakfast early in the morning. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to sugary cereals or in the worst case, skip breakfast altogether. If you plan ahead and prepare a healthy breakfast in advance, you can manage to stick to the 10-minute routine! All you need is to invest a couple of extra hours during the weekend, and you can have a nutritious breakfast on the go every morning.
4. Dry shampoo is your best friend
Dry shampoo is a life saver for everyone who is struggling with a bad hair day early in the morning. We recommend you invest in a good quality dry shampoo that suits your hair texture and color. This way you can fake shiny and bouncy hair even if you skip the morning wash. We all know how painstakingly long it takes to dry and style hair every day. What’s more, even hair experts warn you to stay away from over washing your hair as it produces even more oil in the scalp in the long run.
5. Go with minimal makeup
A great way to stick to a minimal makeup routine is to take care of your skin. Cleanse, tone and moisturize every night without fail and you will wake up to a clear and even-toned face every morning. Hence, you can skip a full coverage foundation when you’re in a rush. Simply apply some concealer to cover those dark circles and blemishes (if any), sweep some blush for a healthy glowing complexion and perfect the look with a bright lipstick.
6. Pick an outfit the night before
Did you know that a typical working woman spends around 287 days a year choosing outfits for work, date nights, dinner parties and other activities? Well, you can cut short this figure by saving time and planning your outfit in advance. Invest in a few key essentials like a well-tailored suit, neutral colored shirts, and a black pencil skirt. For the days you’re feeling a bit adventurous, get a red leather jacket for women to get those heads turning.
7. Begin the day with self-confidence affirmations
Begin each morning with a reminder that you are here to serve a life purpose. If you repeat self-confidence affirmations over and over again, you will notice a spring in your step. Be grateful and develop a habit of noticing all the positive things in your life like your health, family support and other aspects of life. Stand tall and walk energetically. Compliment others so that you can indirectly bring out the best in yourself too.
Think of the last time you were genuinely excited to wake up?
Remember, any new routine requires a few days and some extra time to make sure you get into the swing of things. Once you’re in the flow and have mastered the art of getting ready in 10 minutes and killing the office game, you can commit to this routine for a long time.
The key is to follow the same routine every morning and who knows, you might even be able to get ready in lesser time than you expect!
Do you have any time-saving tips that can help us get ready faster for work mornings? If yes, share your suggestions with us in the comments below.
This article was written by Ashley Rosa, a freelance writer and blogger. As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well. She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2.