I’m not a morning person and so I do everything I can to ensure my day gets off to a great start. I’ve found that by doing a few simple things before I go to bed I can create a calm morning. And by organising the things I can control I have more energy to deal with those I can’t. Cancelled train, I’m looking at you!
Here are 3 things I do the night before to create a calm morning.
I love to sleep in a serene and tranquil space and so before I go to bed I put away my clothes and anything else I’ve used during the day. To me, there’s nothing worse than waking up to yesterday’s mess, and as they say ‘don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’
I like to have a plan for the coming day, this might be a checklist or a completely clear diary, either way I enjoy having a focus. If I need to be up early I prepare by choosing my clothes, packing my bag, charging my phone and so on. I do as much as I can in advance to help things run smoothly the following day.
I try to unwind before going to bed and so I switch off all technology as early as convenient. It’s good to reflect on the day and to plan the next without distractions (I’ve written an entire post about ways to spend less time online). I save my books and magazines for the late evenings, and should inspiration strike in the middle of the night I always have a pen and paper to hand!
If I’ve had a particularly busy or stressful day I’ll make time for a bubble bath with scented candles and a milky hot chocolate. Lovely! A good night’s sleep always makes me feel amazing when I wake up.
Are you a morning person? Do you have any tips to create a calm morning?
My French dressing table display is for this month’s Styling the Seasons, run by Katy and Charlotte. Styling the Seasons involves taking a surface in your home and dressing it to represent the month and what it means to you. To me September is all about the new and I couldn’t resist indulging in some pretty pastel pink, this season’s colour.
Links to all items:
Dressing table – Vintage | Anglepoise lamp – John Lewis | Roberts radio – John Lewis | Succulent and pot – Homebase | Small basket – Native & Co | Ceramic pot – Illyria Pottery | Hydrangeas – Debenhams Flowers | Vase – Workshop Living | Chanel print – Vintage | Belly basket – Olli Ella | Blanket – The Future Kept | Scarf – Muji