Do you usually find yourself running out the front door without breakfast while carrying a million things because you forgot to pack your bag, again? Being a morning person doesn’t come easily to most of us but with a few tips, you can upgrade your morning routine and set yourself up for a kick-ass day.
Stop hitting the snooze button
It’s pretty tempting to hit snooze and score yourself an extra 15 minutes of sleep in the morning, but unfortunately those extra minutes of shut-eye tend to leave you feeling more tired and sluggish when you do get out of bed. Do yourself a favour and get up when your alarm goes off.
The easiest way to do this is to put your phone out of reach or on the other side of your room, that way you’re forced to get moving even when you don’t want to. If that still doesn’t help, go a little old school and hook yourself up with an alarm clock that blasts the radio when its time to get up.
Make yourself feel so fresh and so clean
Nothing gets you ready for the day better than a little mirror time in the morning. After a nice hot shower, a few little steps will help you get ready to be the boss babe you’re meant to be.
- Adapt a quick skincare routine that cleans and hydrates your skin. We’re obsessed with Weleda’s Skin Food range and you will be too!
- Short on time? Try a dry shampoo instead of a full wash of your hair. If you’ve never used one before, we LOVE Batiste.
- Get that makeup routine down. We all have different relationships with makeup but if you’re going for a simple look, try our 5-minute makeup routine.
- Don’t forget to prioritise your smile. Brushing your teeth and using a mouthwash helps reduce plaque build-up and stop those pesky gum diseases from invading your mouth. But because brushing your teeth is not enough, you should definitely be flossing too! The Waterpik® Whitening Water Flosser is the Easy and Most Effective Way to Floss. It removes the debris that brushing leaves behind, and it is clinically proven to improve oral health. It also helps whiten your teeth – it’s a win-win!
Delivering precision whitening while you water floss (yes!), this magic device restores your natural whiteness in just 4 weeks by removing hard-to-reach stains that other products miss. It’s proven to remove an additional 25% more stains than brushing alone, provides all the clinical benefits of water flossing, and is as gentle as regular toothpaste.
The Whitening Infuser Technology expertly mixes water with a gentle stain removal agent that safely restores your natural whiteness, removes plaque, and promotes healthier gums.
If you don’t have room for a unit in your bathroom or you want to take your Flosser away with you, Waterpik® also have a great range of cordless models – one can even go in the shower!
Check out the full Waterpik® range here and grab yours!
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Prep the night before
Remember when your mum used to tell you to pack your school bag the night before and you thought it was the biggest chore in the world? Well as an adult, taking 15 minutes to sort your must-haves for the next day will save you time in the morning.
Whether its laying out your outfit, packing your bag or making lunch, doing a few quick things the night before will stop you stressing in the morning and will leave you a few extra minutes to check the ‘gram before you jump in the car.
What’s your top tip for upgrading your morning?
Written by Monique Renee
Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.
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