Whether you're a morning person who loves waking up before the sun or you're known to hit the snooze button one too many times, we all want our mornings to be easy and stress-free. After all, the key to having a good day begins with having a good morning. Luckily, there are a few things you can do the night before to ensure that your morning goes as smooth as possible. Read on for some of our favorite ways to prepare for an easy, breezy morning.
Tidy Up Your Space
Mess equals stress. Taking just 10 minutes at night to quickly tidy up will immensely reduce morning stress levels and give you that delicious fresh-start feeling when you wake up. No major cleaning required either. Just putting things away and clearing off surfaces will do the trick. You can even do it while watching that Netflix show you're currently binge watching. Win, win.
Write Down Your To-Do List for Tomorrow
Never ever go to bed without planning out the next day. Getting everything you need to do down on paper will allow you to rest easy at night and help you mentally prepare for the next day. You'll wake up feeling more relaxed and in charge rather than rushed and overwhelmed.
Preparing your breakfast the night before is a huge time-saver. You could try making overnight oats in a mason jar, and in the morning just top it with your favorite fruit. Or cut up and freeze ingredients for a smoothie each night, and in the morning all you need to do is just toss everything in a blender and breakfast is ready to go.
Pick Out Your Outfit
Do yourself a favor and skip the morning I-don't-know-what-to-wear conundrum by deciding on an outfit the night before (and this includes all your accessories too). Lay everything out where it's easy to reach, and if anything needs a little wrinkle removal, just hang it in the bathroom when you take a shower and let the hot steam take care of it for you.
Put Everything You'll Need By the Door
In addition to picking out your outfit, you can use your evenings to round up any other essentials you'll need for the next day—such as your purse, keys, sunglasses, or laptop—and put them somewhere by the door so they're easy to grab and go. All that time you'd waste searching for your keys is much better spent getting a few extra minutes of beauty sleep, after all.