- Wake up wake up!
Don’t spend two hours on your phone before you get up! I am guilty of checking my phone but it’s best to set a time to wake up and sleep as much as you can and then get up to start the day.
- Coffee and Breakfast
I love my morning coffee but I make sure to read/study/scroll through facebook and instagram so I feel like I’m getting more done, I don’t usually use travel time (on the train) to do that sort of thing so I like doing it with breakfast and then checking in between classes at uni. But eating is essential and wakes you up. I’m all about go-tos and could eat the same thing forever so I am happy with my breakfast on weekdays being porridge with honey, dates and chia seeds, it’s so good how could you be sick of it?
- Get ready!
This one would seem logical but it can often take me what feels like forever to decide what to wear so I have a go-to (of course). There is a phenomenon called decision fatigue where making lots of decisions makes it harder for you to make good decisions quickly and effectively. To avoid this mental constraint I have classic outfit options. The well loved Parisian uniform of jeans with a white shirt or top. This staple always looks chic and will save you endless time!
- Take the train into work or uni.
This is my time to myself where I listen to music or a podcast, read or study if I’m behind or feel overwhelmed. I love having my time in the morning to do what I want and clear my head for the day.
Really I’m quite pedantic about how I spend my time and I hate wasting it so I always try do something productive and I think these little steps help me get momentum for the day. Ultimately, it’s up to you how you spend your time and what makes you feel good!