With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to a little more sunlight at the end of the day! However, those first few mornings after the time change can be a little rough. After all, you’re losing an hour right in the middle of the night *sigh*.
If you find yourself oversleeping because of the time change, here are some tips to speed up your morning routine and help you deal with running late.
Skip the Shower
If you normally shower in the morning but wake up late, don’t waste time sudsing up — there are plenty of products that can get you smelling sweet in record time.
Have an Emergency Outfit Ready
When you’re crunched for time, you hardly have the freedom to stand in front of your closet and deliberate about which outfit to wear that day. That’s where the idea of an emergency outfit comes in — an outfit you know you like and is appropriate for the occasion. You know that one outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable every time you wear it? That’s a great place to start.
This isn’t to say that you have to be one of those people that lays out their outfit every single night. Just having a formula that you know you like and can easily put together (like a button-up shirt, slacks, and loafers) can shake off some of the stress in the morning. And it saves time, too!
Make Your Makeup Multitask
When you’re scrabbling to get out the door, the last thing you want to do is slow down to put on a full face. That’s why in these situations makeup products that do more than one job are the stars.
Embrace the Stubble
Shaving isn’t exactly the first thing on your mind when you’ve overslept, so go ahead and embrace the regrowth. Plenty of products can help you get by between shaves without any painful irritation.
Make a Graceful Entrance
Even if you follow all of these tips, you may still find that you just can’t beat the rush. In the case that you’re running behind schedule, make sure that you take the appropriate measures to ensure that you’re handling the situation correctly.
Whether you’re heading to class, the office, or an appointment, try to reach someone wherever you’re going to let them know ahead of time that you’re running late. This way, they’re able to plan accordingly. As soon as you arrive, make sure to apologize for being late, but don’t draw any more attention to the fact than necessary.