It may take your body a few weeks to adapt to retiring earlier, but in the long run, it will be easier for you to rise at an earlier time.
It's a good idea to place near the door your keys, briefcase, purse, school supplies, important papers and letters to be mailed. Keep a petty cash fund handy for all those times that a quarter, 80 cents or $1.55 is needed for school or a parking meter, work, etc.
Laying clothes out the night before or thinking about what you plan to wear is made easier by stocking your closet with clean matching separates. Morning dressing becomes hassle free.
A few minutes added to your morning preparation time can prevent frantic dressing, no breakfast, and forgotten tasks that need to be done before leaving.
Time alone in the morning, without bumping into others or being interrupted, can be just what you need to get yourself together.
If mature enough, have children prepare their lunches to save you time and get them involved in food preparation.
Have your spouse share morning tasks so that you don't bear all the responsibility.
Set the breakfast table the night before - a good task for a younger child. Sit down for 15 minutes and eat a light, wholesome breakfast. If you're on the run, grab a piece of fruit, cheese and crackers, an enriched whole grain muffin, or a small filled sandwich. Eat while commuting.
It may be psychological, but having your clocks and watches set 5 to 10 minutes ahead can keep you on schedule.
You'll be surprised how good you'll feel when you arrive at work, on time and relaxed! Sometime during the day, treat yourself to something you would not normally do: a leisurely bath, lunch with friends, or a new novel.
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