Everyone has those days where you could use a few tips to get ready when you’re running late. Maybe you confused the times, or maybe you simply overslept. Either way, we’ve all been there. I know I have spent many a morning running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Instead of going in that direction, follow these simple tips to get ready when you’re running late and you’ll never have an overly crazy morning again!
1 Have a Go-to Makeup Look
This is one of my favorite tips to get ready when you’re running late! Get a makeup look together that you can do on the mornings you’re running late. You can simplify your usual makeup look, such as only wearing eyeliner, mascara, and concealer instead of your usual full face of makeup. If you want to go the more complex route, pick up a few makeup items that can do double-duty, such as a blush stick that can work as blush and lipstick, or a simple BB cream. Whichever route you choose to go, figure out what your simplified makeup routine is and go to that when you’re running late!
2 Keep an Outfit Set Aside
When you have some free time, put together an outfit that you absolutely love. Remember it, and set it aside. Don’t wear it just yet. When you’re running late, pull out your outfit that you’d set aside and you won’t have to waste the time it takes to pick out an outfit! Picking out an outfit can be one of the biggest time-suckers when you’re running late, so having an outfit ready is a great way to save time on a busy morning!
3 Know a Few Quick Hairstyles
Just like picking out an outfit, it’s important to have a hairstyle ready when you’re running late. When you don’t have much time, the last part of your routine you want to spend time on is flat-ironing or curling your hair. Learn a cute hairstyle that you can throw your hair into on your busy mornings. It will save you time and also give your hair a day off from heat products, so it’s a win-win!
4 Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is every busy girl’s lifesaver. If you don’t have time to wash your hair in the morning, spray some dry shampoo (or sprinkle some baby powder!) in your hair and no one will be the wiser! It’s a great trick for when you have time to shower but not wash, dry, and style your hair!
5 Eat on the Go
Keep food in your house that you can grab on the go and eat during your commute. Whether you drive, walk, or take public transportation there must be some time you have throughout your commute to eat! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s definitely not something to skip out on if you’re running late. Instead of skipping breakfast, keep protein bars ready to eat during your commute!
6 Have Everything Ready
This tip requires a little bit of planning. If you can integrate this into your nighttime routine, do it. Get everything you need in the morning ready the night before. Get your purse, backpack, briefcase, or whatever you need together and ready the night before, every single night. Simply adding this to your nighttime routine will save you time in the morning, and you will be so happy you did this on the mornings you’re running late!
7 Try to Shower at Night
Just like getting your belongings together the night before, if you can add a shower to your nighttime routine rather than in the morning you’ll save a ton of time on the mornings you’re running late! Besides just saving time on the mornings you’re running late, you’ll also be able to get a few more minutes of sleep on a usual morning!
Do you find yourself running late often? What are your tips for running late? I’m always looking for new tips to add to my own repertoire! Let me know in the comments!