A little bit of time spent on a night before you go to bed can make the next morning so much easier – here are six quick and easy things to do before you go to bed which will make the next morning easier.
Do you know that it’s an actual scientific* fact that if you spend ten minutes before you go to be on a night getting ready for the next day then the following morning will be at least ten times easier?
(*OK, it may not be scientific but it really helps me and I just read a book about science** so humour me and we’ll call it a scientific fact)
(**OK, the book was less about science and more about a female scientist who was doing some research in an isolated area during a storm when a rather nice doctor turns up on her doorstep but there’s a bit of science in it so we’ll go with that)
Make sure your sink is shiny.
I always try to make sure all pots are washed and put away on a night before we go to bed because getting up on a morning to a sink full of pots is not the best way to start your day. I guarantee that you’ll be much happier if you come downstairs to a shiny clean sink in the morning. The best thing to use to get your sink shiny is a microfiber cloth which you can pick up easily in the pound shop, your local supermarket or even on Amazon for a few pounds.
Choose your clothes for the following day.
Make sure everything you want to wear is hanging on the door of your wardrobe (or anywhere else convenient) so they’re ready to just pop on.
Make sure the kids uniforms are laid out and their school bags are packed.
There’s nothing more likely to ruin the start of your day than having to be rushing the kids around trying to make sure they have everything they need. I make sure that they have everything (they do it themselves but I have to ‘encourage’ them).
Make the next days packed lunches.
If you take packed lunches to work (and you should if the other option is to buy dinner out) or the kids take them to school then you should prepare them the night before and pop them in the fridge so you just have to grab them in the morning. If you’re running late in the morning then it’s all too easy to just not bother making your own lunch and just deciding to buy it out instead whereas if it’s already made, there’s no temptation.
Drink a glass of water.
I don’t know if it’s a scientific fact or anything but I’ve been told that there are lots of benefits to drinking a glass of water before you go to bed so I always drink a pint or so before I go up to bed.
Clear your head.
If you find that you go to be and can’t switch off because you’re thinking about everything you need to do the next day then you might find it helpful to write a to-do list. I find that if I do that then I can relax easier and stop thinking about things although I don’t need to do this every night, only when I have lots to think about for the next day.
Do you do any of these things before you go to bed?
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