We all have those days where we could use a few tips to get ready when you’re running late. Maybe you confused the times, or maybe you simply overslept. Either way, we’ve all been there. I know I have spent many a morning running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Instead of going in that direction, follow these simple tips to get ready when you’re running late and you’ll never have a crazy morning again!
1. HAVE a GO-to MAKEUP LOOK
This is one of my favourite tips to get ready in a hurry! Have a makeup look that you know you can do when you’re really pushed for time. You can simplify your usual makeup look, such as only wearing eyeliner, mascara, and concealer instead of your usual full face of makeup. If you want to go the more complex route, pick up a few double-duty items, such as a blush stick that can work as blush and lipstick, or a simple BB cream.
2. KEEP an OUTFIT SET ASIDE
When you have some free time, put together an outfit that you absolutely love. Set it aside and don’t wear it just yet. When you’re running late, pull out that outfit and you won’t waste time scrabbling through your wardrobe to find something to wear. Picking out an outfit can be one of the biggest time-suckers when you’re running late, so having an outfit is one of the great ways to save time on a busy morning!
3. KNOW a FEW QUICK HAIRSTYLES
Just like picking out an outfit, it’s important to have a hairstyle ready when you’re running late. When you don’t have much time, the last part of your routine you want to spend time on is flat-ironing or curling your hair. Learn a cute hairstyle that you can achieve in a very short time. It will save you time and also give your hair a day off from heat products, so it’s a win-win!
4. DRY SHAMPOO
Dry shampoo is every busy girl’s lifesaver. If you don’t have time to wash your hair in the morning, spray some dry shampoo (or sprinkle some baby powder!) in your hair and no one will be the wiser! It’s a great trick for when you have time to shower but not wash, dry, and style your hair!
5. EAT on the GO
Keep food in your house that you can grab on the go and eat during your commute. Whether you drive, walk, or take public transportation there must be some time you have throughout your commute to eat! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s definitely not something to skip out on if you’re running late.
6. HAVE EVERYTHING READY
This tip requires a little bit of planning. If you can integrate this into your night-time routine, do it. Get everything you need in the morning ready the night before. Get your purse, backpack, briefcase, or whatever you need together and ready the night before, every single night.
7. TRY to SHOWER at NIGHT
Just like getting your belongings together the night before, if you can add a shower to your night-time routine rather than in the morning you’ll save a ton of time on the mornings you’re running late! Besides just saving time, you’ll also be able to get a few more minutes of sleep on a usual morning!