I’m a notorious night owl and I’d always rather potter around until the middle of the night than get up early. To make sure that I can sleep a little longer and have a stress-free morning, I have a little pre-bedtime routine going. As mums are always in need of some extra sleep, I thought I’d share my top 5 things to do before bedtime so that you too can have a stress-free morning.
5 things to do before bedtime that will let you have a stress-free morning
Write a to-do-list for the next day
That way you know exactly what’s happening and you can plan out your schedule. What are the things that have to be done and what can wait until the day after? Write it all down and you don’t have to waste time on figuring out what’s happening in the morning or forgetting important dates or deadlines. If you’re a mum, double-check your kids’ bags to see if anything needs to be signed or brought in the next day.
Lay out your clothes for the next day
This might sound super silly but how often have you stood in front of your wardrobe in the morning and wasted valuable time trying to figure out what to wear? Do it in the evening and you will be fully dressed in 2 minutes maximum. The same goes for your kids. Put out their clothes in the evening and you’ll all have a stress-free morning.
Pick up any clutter around the house and do the washing up
I don’t know about you but for me, there’s nothing worse than being greeted by all the things that could have been tidied up before bedtime but were left until the morning. It means that you have to start your morning tidying and let’s be honest, that’s not a fun way to kick start the day. The same goes for the kitchen. Do the washing up, empty the dishwasher and clear the sides. I promise you, breakfast time will run smoother and you’ll have a more relaxed start to the day.
Prepare a load of washing
Sort your laundry and prepare a load of washing reading to go first thing in the morning. That way you only have to switch on your washing machine when you get up and save yourself another boring chore that might just get pushed further and further away throughout the day. Let’s face it, no one enjoys sorting the laundry, right?
Have a drink of water
I mean, don’t go crazy and drink a 2l bottle of water before bedtime unless you’ve got a super stretchy bladder, but make sure to drink a decent about of water before bedtime. That way you’ll stay hydrated throughout the night and the early hours of the morning and wake up feeling refreshed and energised. Sounds crazy, but it really works for me. Wanna push it even further? Have a glass of water on your bedside table ready for the morning.