3. Prepare as Much as You Can the Night Before
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You can save yourself a huge chunk of time if you simply prepare the night before. Check the weather forecast and choose your outfit accordingly. Have your purse, briefcase, laptop etc. stay in the hallway, pack your lunch, make a to-do list for the next day. Simply taking a few moments to organize yourself the night before can save a lot of time and hassle in the morning. Also, if you prepare in advance, you are less likely to forget something.
4. Avoid Hitting the Snooze Button
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Unless you are one of those people who wake up naturally without an alarm clock, you are probably guilty of hitting the snooze button on your alarm. Some of us hit it several times. It can really throw off your day.
As you awake, you are emerging from a deep sleep. However, after hitting the snooze button, if you should happen to actually drift back to sleep, you are in a much lighter sleep cycle which can actually make you feel more groggy.
So, make it a point to set your alarm and get up when it rings. If it helps, place your alarm clock across the room so that you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.
Oh, and here’s a bonus tip. Make your bed as soon as you get up. If your bed is made up, you will be less tempted to crawl back under the covers.