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If you’re anything like me, getting out of bed is a struggle every single morning. The deceitfully blissful nine-minute snoozes do nothing other than make you choose between makeup and breakfast before you have to rush out the door only to arrive barely on time for work. Below are a few tips and products that could revolutionize your morning routine and ensure you get up on the right side of the bed regardless of the direction your feet slide out from under your covers.

  1. Keep a consistent sleep schedule: Here’s a tip I’m almost certain you won’t follow, but it’s good practice anyway. The key to throwing back your covers with that obnoxious morning grin is consistency—and I don’t mean consistently getting to bed late. Keep the same bedtime and wake time every single day, even weekends. I know, I know; it’s impractical considering the very nature of weekends, but the fact that you’ll ignore this tip is the reason Mondays are so hard.
  2. Do your makeup days in advance: I’m serious! Find a makeup product that lets you get ready before your morning rush. Godefroy’s 28 Day Mascara and Eyebrow Tint will last up to 4 weeks! That means there’s no need for adding eyebrow pencil or mascara in the morning. You’ll wake up looking amazing!
  3. Make breakfast the night before: Everyone I know finds it easy to stay up and difficult to get up. Why not use this to your advantage? Instead of putting off bedtime to browse Facebook or watch that fifth episode, give your morning self a head start. There are lots of simple recipes you can make ahead of time:
    • Refrigerator Oatmeal: This has to sit for several hours in the fridge, and all it takes is oatmeal, milk, a dash of salt, and your choice of add-ins, such as fruit, sugar, cinnamon, or vanilla.
    • Breakfast Casserole: Casserole could consist of just about anything, so it’s hard to get tired of this one. Assemble your casserole the night before and pre-set your oven to turn on in the morning and finish baking right when your alarm goes off. In addition to getting a hot breakfast, you’ll also find yourself with an extra reason to get up on time before your breakfast burns.
    • Slow-Cooked Sausage: If you have a crockpot or slow cooker, throw in some sausage and a breakfast grain to cook overnight. This one may take some experimenting to get the temperature and measurements just right, but it’s worth it!

Let us know what morning hacks you use to start your day out right and get you into a positive morning routine!

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