This one simple action will boost your energy in the morning and make you feel like a new person. And I’ve got a hack that makes it super quick and easy!
Every now and then, mostly at the start of each new year, I often think about my routines and whether they’re still working for me. Life changes. And sometimes my morning and evening routines need re-thinking so that they help me to have a smoother day and a less stressful week.
When I first created my Evening Routine, the addition of this one step created such a boost for me in the morning, that I do it pretty much every day. Especially if I’ve got an event happening the next day. And let’s be honest, it feels like an event happens every day!
And although this one action is seemingly commonplace, I’ve made it an incredibly easy and quick process.
Ready to boost your energy in the morning?
Great! Then set out your clothes for the next day.
This one simple action is a powerful motivator and confidence-giver. Especially when you’ve got a select wardrobe to choose from. I have a capsule wardrobe and absolutely LOVE IT!
When I first started doing this, I didn’t realise the kind of effect it would have! When I’m fully dressed in a coordinated outfit and made up in the morning, I feel like I can conquer pretty much anything! It’s a major energy booster for me.
And I’m not talking about thinking about what you’d like to fling on when you get out of bed. The problem with that method – at least for me – is that in my head, all the clothes that I own are clean. You see, unless I physically take my clothes out and set them to one side, I won’t know if it’s ready to wear, sitting in the laundry basket or worse, lying on the floor under a dirty shoe!
Make it super simple and super quick with this one hack
Having a smaller selection of clothes that all coordinate with each other has been a GAME CHANGER for my wardrobe. As a busy mum, I seriously can’t go back to my ‘non-capsule’ days.
When all your clothes work well with each other, choosing an outfit can be done in under a minute. And I include choosing accessories too!
Each day, I can quickly pull out one top, one bottom, underwear and a pair of earrings. And that takes me less than 60 seconds. If you’ve never created a capsule wardrobe before, I’d encourage you to start now! Download my free Capsule Wardrobe printable here.
I recently bought an extra large Command hook for my bedroom when I was in the supermarket one day. And thought, “That would make a great valet hook!”. I love Command products because they can be taken down without damaging your walls. And as someone who lives in a rental property, that’s a big deal!
Having this hook next to my clothes means that I can pull out my clothes for the next day and have them out but not lying around creating a mess. It also means that when I get up in the morning and it’s still dark, I can grab all my things and get changed in the bathroom if I need to when my hubby is still asleep.
If you want to boost your energy big time…
Make sure to pick out a handbag and some shoes. I’ve found that I feel a whole lot more energetic when I’m coordinated head to toe and I’ve got everything out that I’ll need to put myself together in the morning. That means jewellery, a handbag and shoes. And I do this if I know I’m going somewhere the next day.
Now, if I know that I won’t actually need to leave my house the next day, then I forget about the bag and shoes. But basically, everything I need, I hang up on the Command hooks by my wardrobe. This means that in the morning, I can just grab them and go.
If you’re not doing this already, I challenge you to prepare your clothes for the next three days. And think about everything you’ll wear with each outfit – down to your jewellery and shoes – even if you know you won’t be going anywhere. Notice the impact it has on your energy, productivity and your confidence. I’m sure you’ll want to do this a lot more often!