Stop the Morning Madness

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The morning madness is something most households are familiar with, but that does not mean you have to deal with it. The following is a look at how to cut out the morning madness and just enjoy mornings:

First and foremost, anything you can do the night before do. Mornings tend to get hectic when you end up spending time you don’t have searching for clean underwear, socks, the missing shoes, an outfit that matches, homework that disappeared from the backpack, etc. So, instead of spending your morning running around like a chicken with its head cut off, spend a few moments before bed setting out the clothes and shoes for the next day, gathering up backpacks and putting the needed items in them, and making sure you have everything for the next day together and somewhere you can find it.

Next, set an alarm. Morning madness is inevitable if you wake up with no time. So, make sure you set an alarm so that you can get up with time to spare to do all of the little things that need doing in the morning before work, school, and the day. If sleeping through an alarm, or alarm difficulties are normal for you, consider setting a backup alarm as well.

Next, know what you need to do, and how you intend to do it. You can be really efficient with your time in the mornings if you plan well. For example, a girl may want to shower before eating, because then her hair can dry some naturally while she takes care of some of the other morning things. A guy, on the other hand, may not need to wait as long for their hair to dry, and so showering after eating may not be an issue. So, plan out your morning. Allot some time for each thing you want to do. If you know you have to share a bathroom with someone, stop the morning madness by agreeing to a bathroom schedule so that each of you have time to get ready without stepping on one another’s toes.

Of course, no matter how well you plan the night before, or how much you get ready, there may still be some kinks. You may find the milk went sour and you don’t have an alternative for breakfast, or that you can’t find your car keys, or your battery is dead, etc. So, in order to help stop the morning madness, you want to plan as much in advance as possible, but you also want to have a plan B in case things do go wrong. Have a neighbor or friend’s number on hand for last minute carpool changes, or have some cash on hand in case lunch doesn’t work out, and you have to go to school without your typical sack lunch, etc. A plan B helps things run smoothly even when the odds are stacked against you.

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