5 Things To Do Before Bed To Make Mornings Easier

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If mornings are as difficult for you as they are for us, chances are you can use some tips to make them run smoothly. Here, ideas for everything from preventing the dreaded morning key hunt to a breakfast recipe that cooks itself overnight. Because a good start is the foundation for a productive day. Or something like that.

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Top Of The Morning To You

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Don't Wait To Shower In The Morning

Trust us, showering at night is the perfect way to save time in the mornings. And the best part is, you won't be in a hurry so you can actually have the time to let that hair mask sit for long enough.

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Pick Your Outfit The Night Before

When you're not sure what the weather will be like, pick one outfit for a cold day and one for warm—that way, no matter what the forecast, nothing will throw you off your game.

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Find A Place For Your Keys (And Use It)

We can't tell you how many times we've misplaced our keys and spent the better part of our morning running around in a panic. Find a place for your keys and leave them there every night. You'll thank us one day.

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Prep Tomorrow's Breakfast

Why fuss over a stove all morning when you can prep your breakfast the night before? Try this overnight oat recipe.

Mix together 6-ounces of plain Greek yogurt, 2/3 cup of regular rolled oats, and 2/3 cup milk. Stir in any variety of toppings like fresh or dried fruit, chia seeds, chopped nuts, peanut butter, honey, or chocolate chips. Pour into a mason jar (which is also convenient and portable), cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

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Get A Head Start On Your Beauty Routine

Prepping your hair and skincare routines the night before makes mornings a lot more beautiful. Sleep with braids in your hair for voluminous beach waves when you wake up and apply an overnight facial tonight to rise and shine with glowing skin tomorrow.

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Sleep In Your Gym Clothes

If you're one of the brave souls that chooses to face the gym before work, sleeping in your gym clothes will make the morning wake-up call a little less painful. Slide on your running shoes, grab your (pre-packed) bags and dash out the door in record time.