I have made one of my great discover when I became a mother.
Before, I have a lot of time to occupy to myself, my needs, my wishes, but, with my baby girl, this time has disapeared.
Before, I have the time to try things with my hair (color, hairstyles) and to try different styles, go to shopping several days in the week, just for wandering. It is not the case anymore.
Every morning, I have to jump under the shower, try to make some stretching, be dressed up, prepare the breakfast, release the kraken, make her eat (believe me it could be exausting), put it shoes and go the kindergarten.
So, I need to be more efficient in order to do everything and I’m not a pro. My compagnon has the time to empty the dishwasher and prepare a laundry before to go to work. The main difference is that he doesn’t need to make up or brush any hair ^^.
To resume TO SAVE TIME, I NEED TO KNOW MYSELF (HONNESTLY). And this research have to be made beforehand. It is like loose time to save it after.
1. KNOW YOUR MORPHOLOGY
You can easily find online website with morphology calculator to know if you are a A, a H or a O (no kidding). So, you will know your shape and research the style which will suit you the most.
GAIN: you will not loose your time on the clothing shop fitting a dress that at the end will be horrible on you.
It’s the same thing with your MAKE UP. Are blonde, brown hair, what is the shape of your face ?
Go to a make up shop to take advise from a vendor, precise the time you have on morning and ask for an essay before to buy. First, to be sure and second, to see how a professional works.
All my morning make up stuff are store on a small basket, therefore, I don’t loose time searching things and store them in different places.
For your HAIR, choose a haircut that do not need to much care. YOUTUBE is full of advice on hairstyles that need less of 5 min to make. If you are fingers challenged, train yourself before not on the rush.
2. DECLUTTER YOUR CLOSET
Go to check the Project 33. a minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months. I’m not fond of minimalism but it is just advice from people who try and « succeed » to simplify their life and empty their house. So good advices are from everywhere.
KNOW YOUR STYLE and DECLUTTER YOUR CLOSET.
With less piece in my closet, it is easiest to choose what to wear.
3. THINK BEFORE BUY
When you will realize the time it takes to take declutter, you will think before to buy anything.
My new rule, IF I HAVE ANY HESITATION DURING A FITTING, I DON’T BUY.
4. PREPARE THE BATTLE
Watch the weather. Prepare your outfit the day before. So, when you will arise like a zombie from your bed and jump under the shower, you will have no neurones to sacrify on the altar of the fashion.
I hope this will give you some clues to save time on morning rush.