Well Hello there I'm hoping you had a great weekend and are starting this week off on the right foot.

The majority of people I know do not consider themselves to be morning people. In fact, the majority of people I know consider themselves to be far from being a "morning person". I do think that almost anyone can learn to become a morning person, but that's an entirely different post for a different day .

Today's post is for you if any of the following apply to you. Each weekday, you are in a mad dash to get out the door, you find yourself going through whatever laundry is clean just to throw something on or you find yourself eating an unhealthy lunch day after day, just because its the quick and easy thing to do.
See, the thing about if you do any of those things I just listed is that it shows.  You might not thinks that's a big deal, either. However, it might be. If you are showing up to work 3 days out of  5 in a wrinkled shirt and pants, you're boss might be thinking "She doesn't not take this job seriously."
Alternatively, it might just be a matter of you knowing that you can do better by you.  Regardless of what your motivation might be, let me share with you what works for me.

  • Pick out your entire outfit the night before.
The whole entire outfit, including shoes and accessories. Not only pick them out, but pull them out and have them ready to go.  If you are not a morning person, you likely groggy and only half awake in the morning. You are going to look far more put together if you decide what you are wearing when your mind is clear and sharp.

  • Buy a handheld clothing steamer.

The simple fact is this, if your clothes are wrinkled, you'll look like a slob. And yes, people DO notice. Dragging out the ironing board is cumbersome. A handheld steamer is ready to go about 90 seconds after you plug it in. It gets even tough wrinkles out in a matter of minutes.
I first bought This One right before our wedding. We had a destination wedding. I knew that'd I'd need something to smooth out my veil. That was 4 years ago now. This steamer has become indispensable to me.

  • Plan your lunches out for the week and have your lunch packed the night before.

Ger yourself an adorable lunch bag like this one.  Decide on Sunday what you're having for the week, then shop accordingly.  Before you sit down to relax after dinner tonight, make sure that tomorrow's lunch is packed and ready to go. Leaving you with literally nothing to do about it tomorrow other than grab it on your way out the door.

  • Get up early enough.

This sounds like a "Well, Duh" type of thing to say. However, I find that many folks take for granted the amount of time they actually need each morning. Let's say, you need coffee to get going each day and that takes you 20 minutes to make and drink. Then your shower is another 10 minutes, your hair needs 15 minutes to be dried (just don't show up to work with wet hair!), 10 minutes for make up and getting dressed and then you have a 30 minute commute. That's almost 90 minutes total. Getting up at 7:45 won't cut it if you need to be to work at 9:00 am. Take a realistic audit of your time in the morning and plan accordingly.

  • Have a dress ironed and ready to go at all times.
                                                            Wrap Dress $68.00

Sometimes, even the best of plans go all to heck. Case in point, one day week before last, I backed down the drive way and headed off to work. I went to take a sip of my coffee. Welp, the lid was not on all the way and coffee went all over me.
Thankfully, I was still on my street. So, I was able to turn around , run back into my house and throw my "emergency dress" on. Having a one piece garment that you can literally toss on makes all the difference. Especially when you are in a time crunch.

There you have it, this is what I do. It's nothing hard or ground breaking. Its nothing that take a special level of discipline to do. Its what works though, at least for me. If you have anything that helps you along in the morning, please do tell!


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