Things to do in the evening to have a more organised morning
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to get up in the morning and not have to rush around frantically and then still being late for where you need to get to? Instead you could spend a bit of time in the evening getting ready so that you can have a less stressful morning and be more organised throughout the day. In this blog post I will discuss six things you can do each evening to stay organised.
Get clothes ready
Before you go to bed, lay out whatever clothes you are going to wear the next day. Make sure everything is washed and ironed so that it is ready to put on straight away. This means that you won’t wake up and realise that what you want to wear is in the wash or waste time in the morning deciding what to wear.
If you are going to school, university, or work and will need to take lunch (or any snacks) with you, get this organised in advance. Depending on what you are having this doesn’t need to take long – I often eat pasta if I am out at lunch so I just have pasta the evening before and make an extra portion. Alternatively, making food in bulk, such as mini pizzas or scones and having them in the freezer is also useful. Once I have organised my lunch I just put it in the fridge overnight so it is ready in the morning.
Pack your bag
As with preparing lunch, make sure your bag is packed the night before. If you are at school or university make sure you have all your books, notes, homework, and assignments you might need. It might be a good idea to check your planner to make sure you have all the homework and anything else you need. If you are going to work then check that you have everything you need, including essential things like your phone and keys so you aren’t running around in the morning trying to find them.
Write a list of things to do in the morning
While there are lots of things that can be done in the evening, some things need to wait until the morning. For me this is generally things like putting my lunch and a water bottle in my bag. To make sure these things don’t accidentally get forgotten, write a list of them and put it somewhere you will see it.
Check your weekly plan
If you have a weekly plan then check it before you go to bed. This means you know what is happening the next day and what needs to be done. I find this helpful because it allows me to think through the next day so I know what is going to happen. It also means that when you wake up you know straight away what you need to do and are less likely to get distracted.
Check what time you need to get up
Although getting up at the same time every day is best, sometimes you might need to get up earlier. If this is the case make sure you know what time you need to get up before you go to bed and set an alarm. Work backwards from the time you need to leave and allow time for how long it takes you to get up and eat breakfast etc.. I would then suggest adding another 10 minutes or so to this time so you aren’t in a rush.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post – leave a comment to let me know what you do in the evening to be more organised for the next day 🙂