You are late to work, again. When your boss asked for a reason, you blamed traffic but you know, you know deep down, that if you had changed a couple of things in your routine this morning, you would have gotten to work on time. Here are some of the things that you can consider adjusting to become an early bird!

  1. Wake up early

We all know how important this is. There's this calm feeling that comes with waking up early and knowing you have enough time to get ready. You don’t have to run helter-skelter trying to do whatever you have planned before work. Early can be very relative, but you know yourself and you know how much time your morning routine takes. You can add 30 minutes to that when you want to set an alarm.

2. Pick your outfit the night before

This will help you save the time you would typically spend trying on and taking off different outfits. If you need to fix anything with your clothes, you’ll be able to do so or find an alternative on time. I know how annoying it can be when you already have an outfit idea in your head and your plans fall apart the next morning. The shirt or blouse you had in mind might be missing or the trousers are ripped somewhere. So, save time and prevent heartbreak by planning and laying out your clothes the night before. If possible, you can do a one week prep the weekend before.

3. Don't stay too long on your phone.

Almost everybody checks their phone when they wake up. There's nothing wrong with replying messages and returning calls but don’t spend too much time doing so. Time moves very fast when you are on social media. You can be up at 5AM and after what seems like some minutes on IG and Twitter, it's 6AM. Put your phone down and get moving!

4. Go to work with a colleague

Knowing you are partly responsible for another person's getting to work early (or late) might be the spur you need to get ready on time. You can even make arrangements to call each other when you wake up so that no one wakes up late.


Photo by  Dami Akinbode  on  Unsplash

Photo by Dami Akinbode on Unsplash