Stephi LaReine

How to Make Over Your Morning Routine and Never be Late Again (Hopefully)

If you struggle to get up, get ready, and get out of the house on time, then you’re certainly not alone. There just never seems to be enough time in the morning to get to where you need to be, looking how you want to look. Showering, doing your hair, applying makeup, choosing what to wear, grabbing some breakfast… there’s so much to do before you even leave the house!

If your morning routine is more of a manic rush than a ritual, then you may want to start making life a little easier on yourself, by finding ways to simplify your am, and ditch that morning pre-work panic once and for all.

Being late may be fashionable, but it won’t make you popular at work. If every day is a heart-thumping rush to get through the traffic and at your desk by 9 am, you will probably spend most of your morning feeling on edge and a little stressed with all that adrenaline pumping through your system.

If you dream of being one of those people that arrives for work at least ten minutes early, skinny latte in hand, looking like they have just stepped away from a photo shoot for a fashion mag, then it’s not as difficult as it sounds. Now is the time to take charge of your mornings. Here’s how you can ditch the morning panic and embrace poise:


Going to bed early may not be exciting, but if you are burning the candle at both ends night after night, over time, it will start to catch up with you.

Late nights and early mornings aren’t the best combo, so having at least a few nights a week where you go to bed at a decent time is a good idea. A full night’s sleep is less likely to have you pressing snooze a hundred times when your alarm goes off, followed by that heart-stopping moment when you realise that you are in bed, wearing an eye mask and pyjamas, and should already be halfway to work by now.

Getting an earlier night is not only great for diminishing eye bags and dark circles; you can wake up feeling refreshed, (and possibly a little smug) after a great night’s sleep, knowing that your morning isn’t going to consist of the usual mad dash to work.



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It’s all in the Prep

When time is short in the mornings, it’s a great idea to get prepped in advance. Deciding on what you want to wear the next day and getting it out ready and waiting is a useful way to save time the next day. By having everything prepared, you can help prevent that horrible feeling of discovering that what you needed to wear is still languishing in the laundry basket and that your only pair of clean tights are laddered beyond repair.

Another great morning time saver is to prepare your breakfast (as much as you can) before bed. Overnight oats are a great way to give you some energy to face the day, or blitz up a smoothie in advance to get a head start on your five a day in the morning. If you take your own lunch into work, then why not whip that up and whack it in the fridge in the evening too, so that you can just grab it and go in the morning.

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If the idea of going out without at least a bit of makeup on is your worst nightmare, and you often find yourself running late for work, then your makeup is probably one of the main things slowing you down.

With a little professional help, saving time in the mornings is really easy. You may not have ever considered a trip to the salon to be a way of saving time, but it really can be! While following a thorough bedtime skincare routine will leave your skin leaving fresh, clear, and cared for, and will help to perfect your complexion, but a little extra help can do so much more. A regular facial can keep your skin looking flawless, and is a useful addition to your regime to keeping it looking great and saving time spent camouflaging pesky spots in the morning.

If you can’t go anywhere without mascara on, then why not get yourself armed with the right facts about eyelash extensions and see if they are the right choice for you. Having professional eyelash extensions, means no mascara, just beautiful lashes from the moment you wake up. If you like the idea of semi-permanent makeup and are spending absolutely ages getting your brows on fleek each morning, you may want to do some research into microblading. Always ensure that you get these kinds of treatments carried out by a trained, insured professional to help avoid problems.



Ready to Face the World

Take Care

Having a good bedtime skincare routine can actually save you a lot of time and effort in the mornings. Making sure that you take off your makeup before bed, and do your whole skincare routine, should mean an improvement in your skin overall (which is always a bonus). Over time this should mean that you need to spend less time trying to do damage control on problem areas in the mornings, and more time to experiment with your look.

Just as taking care of your skin is essential, taking care of your health and wellbeing is important too. When you are feeling like you are really lacking in energy in the mornings, and are continually coming down with coughs and colds, you aren’t going to be feeling great first thing or feeling particularly motivated to get out of bed. Make sure that you are eating right as best you can, and that you’re getting enough exercise. Taking care of your health and wellbeing should help you to look better, feel better, sleep better, and much more inclined to get up when the alarm goes off.