Making Mornings Less Stressful

 Mornings can be challenging even under the best of circumstances, but if you're prone to racing out the door with a crumpet in hand, you might want to reassess your mindset toward the all-important start to your day. When looking for a delicious breakfast meal idea, it is good to go with the pinhead oats.


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Trying to wipe the sleep from your eyes and ensure that everything is in order for the school run makes mornings a real struggle, especially for parents. We offer a few suggestions to help make those stressful mornings go as smoother. Do you want to be less stressed? Continue reading to find out more.

Breakfast Should Be Prepared The Night Before

You probably have no idea how long it takes to make food for yourself and everyone else. When you have a laundry list of other duties to take care of, making the children's food will fall into the time you can concentrate on other tasks. You can save a lot of time and effort by preparing breakfast for the next day the night before. Think about making some breakfast bran muffins on Sunday that can be eaten throughout the week. 

Overnight oats are an easy way to make a nutritious meal without having to spend time boiling traditional oats in the morning. All you have to do in the evening is put the ingredients in a bowl, place them in the refrigerator, and they're ready to go in the morning.

Select Quick Breakfasts

Choose selections that can be done easily in the morning if you're rushed for time or didn't have time to make breakfast the night before. To make a smoothie, combine your favorite fruits and milk and you'll have something nutritious and delicious in no time, concentrate on the rest of your early activities.

Sort Out Your Bags The Night Before 

Doing this ahead of time ensures that children do not forget their books, classroom supplies, and PE kit. Think about how many times have you been caught off guard because you needed to hunt down your gym wear or you forgot to change the kid's PE kit from their school bag. Make things easier on yourself by completing this task the night before. 

Sort Your Clothes The Night Before

The night before, prepare every component of your clothes, including your underwear. This will save you a significant amount of time when picking what to wear to work, if you sort this out in the evening you are less likely to swap and change your choice, which wastes time. We're sure you've had times when you couldn't decide on a professional dress, which sucks into your early hours like nothing else. Instead of having to make a decision, organize your clothes for the next day in the evening.

Make A Bathroom Schedule

When everyone is rushing about, sharing a single lavatory with the rest of your family may cause pandemonium. Everybody wants to use it early, or someone constantly takes too long in the shower, exhausting everyone before the day even begins. If this is the case, making a restroom schedule may be a smart idea. It can be as formal or informal as you want, however keeping things simple by scheduling who comes in first, second, and so on depending on when people have to be at work and school should be your starting point.

Get Rid Of The Distractions

When you and your kids sit down to eat, make it clear that this is a distraction-free zone and that they should not look at their phones, listen to the radio, or watch TV. Although it may appear overdone, all three of these causes might cause us to lose track of time. By removing these distractions, everyone can focus on enjoying and savoring their breakfast.

Ignore Your Cell Phone

Following up on the last point, checking your phone and getting caught up in a rush of emails, messages, and Facebook updates can become a bad habit. We've been staring at our Twitter accounts for 10 minutes before we noticed it, and we're still in our PJs. Unless you're expecting something urgently, wait until everyone is ready, nourished, and you're on your way out of the door before checking your phone.

Make Morning Stations.

Making individual storage box stations to keep their homework tidy and organized is a great way to get youngsters used to packing their bags. Invest in a bookcase or wall storage so they may easily and transparently organize their possessions. It may take some time for them to acclimate to having to do tasks themselves, but if they're in the habit of organizing themselves, you'll have to worry about it in the mornings.

These tips should help you cut down on your morning routine and feel less stressed about it. Do you know any other tips that could help? Please share them in the comments below. 

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