7 ways to make the best of your mornings

Published : 10/13/2016 10:48:17
Categories : Blog

Imagine the time and money you can save with multi-tasking skincare

Forget the 10-step beauty routine that Korean women swear by-even thinking of how to schedule that into our busy lives can bring on unnecessary stress. And let's be honest, do we really have 45 minutes to spare every morning to prep our skin even before our makeup goes on? Cue awkward silence.

But before you convince yourself that cutting time out of your morning beauty routine means saying goodbye to healthy, glowing skin, think again. It's not about how many products you slap on, but whether you have an efficient multi-tasker that can do it all.

Do we really have 45 minutes to spare every morning to prep our skin even before our makeup goes on?

Auolive's Day Glower is what we would call a multi-hyphenate: it's a moisturiser that combines six skincare benefits into one nifty bottle. All it takes is under a minute to apply and voila, you're ready to take on the world!

With that extra time on your hands, here are 7 new ways to kickstart the day for a healthier and happier you. Pay it forward, ladies, you won't regret it. #lifehack

1. Sleep in

Imagine never having to feel guilty about pressing the snooze button on your alarm again. In this case you can afford to hit it repeatedly until the very last minute when it's time to get ready for work. Just 30 minutes additional sleep can work wonders for your efficiency throughout the day, so snooze away.

2. Squeeze in a quick workout or stretching exercise

No worries if you're not the snoozing-type. How about a morning stretch to get those endorphins going? Even a 10-minute low-intensity training session will get you in the right frame of mind to take on the day. Remember: Keep calm and carry on.

3. Pick out a matching outfit for your kid

You know what they say about couples that dress alike? Not so good stuff. But when a mum and her kid dress the same, it's the cutest thing ever. Strengthen the bond with your child by picking out an outfit he/she can wear that matches yours and before you head out the door for work, take an #OOTD together. They make for lovely memories that you can look back at fondly, and at the same time clock up plenty of likes on Instagram. #Twinning

4. Make yourself a good breakfast

Can't take another day of sugared cereal and milk? Use the time to make yourself a healthy breakfast. An acai bowl, power smoothie or even eggs will give you the much-needed energy boost to avoid that dreaded 4pm slump.

5. Refine your makeup

Putting on your makeup while commuting to work is a big no-no, especially when you have a big presentation to give and need to look your best. Take the time to get your brows, eyes and lips on point—with spare time to redo any mistakes—and you'll leave the house looking and feeling like a million bucks, ready to slay the day.

6. Beat the rush hour

Getting into work 15 minutes early will allow you the quiet to check your emails and get any admin work out of the way before the rest of the office comes in and the hustle and bustle starts. When you're not constantly in a rush, you'll feel less stressed and find yourself more focused to make executive decisions.

7. Drop your kids off to school and walk them to class

You might be lucky enough to have a helper send your kids to school, but it makes the world of a difference when you have the extra time to do it yourself. Not only do you get to find out more about your kids during the commute, you'll also get to meet other mums and be more involved in your child's life. Before you know it, you'll be the mum that everyone looks up to because you've got it together.

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