What do you do first thing in the morning? Do you wake up, hit the snooze button a few times, eat a piece of toast while searching for your keys, then dash out the door praying that you won’t be late or miss your carpool or bus?
If you do, you’re jeopardizing the rest of your day. Your morning practices sets the tone for the rest of the day and is essential to completing any task.
If you’re rushed before you leave the house, you’ll probably catch up with the rest of the day stressed. However, there is a simple way to make a hectic morning ritual less stressful: start it the night before.
6 Reasons Why You Should Prepare Ahead for Tomorrow
First: It eliminates the need to rush in the morning. Rushing has obvious drawbacks, such as missing essential information or spilling coffee on your clothes.
Second: Allows you to spend more quality time with your family, read the newspaper, or sleep longer in the morning.
Third: Better day-to-day planning. Starting your day in a peaceful manner prepares you for the challenges ahead.
Fourth: You’ll make fewer errors. Because “morning brain” is a little foggier than “evening brain,” getting things done when you’re wide awake ensures fewer mistakes, such as mixing striped and checkered shirts.
Fifth: Get off to a good start. Every day is a new chance to start a project or make progress toward your goal. Minor jobs completed the night before allow you to wake up and get started on the major ones.
Sixth: You still have time for the unexpected. The unexpected is one thing you can always count on. Wear your nylons for a run. The vehicle will not start. Because there’s only so much you can control, having everything done at night frees up time in the morning for the unexpected.
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