Sometimes our mornings go pretty smoothly and we have no problems getting out of the house on time, but other mornings can be a disaster and sometimes it’s only one small thing that completely derails your morning. There’s no one size fits all routine that works for everyone, but there are several things you can do to set yourself up for an efficient morning.
Maybe we can get into my specific morning routine in another video, but my most productive time is first thing in the morning, or late at night around 10 or 11 PM. This is when I don’t have any distractions and I can sit and take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. For me specifically, one of the most important tasks I need to take care of on an almost daily basis is to write scripts and come up with the creative narrative for the videos that I need to produce that day or the following day.
I do have a little bit of a luxury where I’m able to set my own schedule but it seems ever since I tried to make a go of YouTube and my website full-time, I’m busier than I’ve ever been. It’s not easy and I’m living pretty lean right now but I wouldn’t have it any other way because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. So let’s jump into a few things that I do that I hope can help you be a little faster and more efficient in the morning.
Figure out what you want to wear and set it out the night before.
I’ve mentioned this before in other videos because doing this illuminates any decision-making that you need to do in the morning and you’re not running around trying to find that blue stripe shirt only to realize it’s not clean or not ironed and you need to start over. Get this narrowed down to even your underwear, socks, shoes and accessories like your watch.
Get any ironing or steaming done the night before.
Again, this gets back to not wasting any time in the morning and eliminating any extra decisions that can waste valuable time when you’re trying to get yourself out the door. You don’t have to wait for the iron to get hot or the steamer to get hot or setting up the ironing board or anything like that. It actually feels pretty good knowing that everything is taken care of and all you have to do is grab what’s ready and head out the door.
Shave or manscape in the shower.
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Use an electric shaver in the morning to help speed things along.
Personally, I use an electric shaver almost exclusively. There are occasions where I’ll break out the razor and shaving cream, but using an electric razor just makes things go so much faster for me in the morning.
Set a timer for your coffee maker or at least prep it the night before.
Again, personally, I love being in the shower and smelling that coffee brewing. It’s something that just helps me wake up and it keeps me moving because I want that cup of coffee once I get out of the shower. if you don’t have a timer on your coffee maker, at least get everything prepped and your beans ground the night before.
Pack or plan your lunch early.
If you bring a lunch, your briefcase, messenger bag or computer bag the night before. get everything you need for the following day ready to go in your bag so all you have to do is grab it and walk out the door. If you have to spend 10 minutes looking for your charging cable, your notebook or your bus pass, that can easily set you back and add stress to your entire day. Get it packed the night before and make your morning a lot easier.
Charge your phone, your laptop, and anything else while you sleep overnight.
Remember to charge everything so everything is 100% charged when you wake up. If you’re on your phone a lot in the morning, it sure is nice to have it completely charged so you don’t have to worry about finding a cable the next morning while you’re commuting to work. Listen, if you guys are interested in my specific morning routine, give this video a thumbs up and let me know down in the comments. Don’t forget to hit this link and use our special code: FOF20 to get that sweet 20% off deal from Manscaped. Gentlemen, thank you very much for watching this video and I’ll see you in just a few days for a brand new video, but until then, be good to yourself.