Some people have the most difficult time getting to work or school in the morning.
For one reason or another, they end up late more times than not. When this happens, it can make for challenges in meeting work or school commitments.
With that in mind, how can you go about getting yourself ready to meet your daily tasks and on time?
Be Pro-Active When Mornings Roll Around
In doing all you can for when your morning rolls around, remember a few pointers:
- Prepare the night before – If at all possible, prepare as much as you can the night before. This will lessen the things you have to do in the morning. For instance, considering laying your clothes out the night before that you plan to wear. If taking a lunch to work or elsewhere, make it the night before and leave in the fridge. By doing these two things, it should help you with your morning preparations.
- Have your accessories – If you are a woman and take time to do hair and makeup in the a.m., have all the accessories you need. Don’t be one of those individuals who are running around the bathroom or bedroom trying to find one or more things. In the event you have the best curling iron or the ideal makeup kit, make sure they are where you can find them. There is nothing worse than running around missing one or more items. Don’t let your hairstyle leave you down or go out feeling you do not have the right lipstick or eyeliner on to match you.
- When you have children – In the event you have children at home, you know it can take time to get them ready for the day. With that being the case, it is a good idea to also prepare what you can for them the night before. For instance, if they are in school, have them pick out their outfit for the next day. Like with you, you can also prepare their lunch the evening before. Since some kids have trouble waking up, set their alarm clocks a little bit earlier than they need to get up. This will give them a little bit of time to snooze and get those cobwebs out of their heads.
- Factor in the weather – When inclement weather hits, do your factor it into your a.m. commute? Too many people unfortunately fail to do this. As a result, they are running even later than they might be doing on a good weather day. If dealing with rain, snow, ice or even fog, be sure to leave for your destination earlier. This way you will not be trying to speed to get to where you are going. Accidents oftentimes happen when drivers feel rushed and behind.
Being on time every morning is all but impossible.
That said you can take steps to make sure being late does not become part of your routine.