Many people find themselves rushing last minute to get out the door and on their way to work for various reasons, such as they oversleep, experience emergencies or get distracted by family members, pets, news or other things. The following three strategies can help you leave the house faster:
Breakfast is a critical meal. Workers who do not eat breakfast every morning can experience low blood sugar and a range of symptoms that include fatigue and cognitive difficulties that can result in production delays and on-site work accidents. Reserve big homemade breakfasts for lazy weekend mornings and days off. If you have a microwave, freeze leftovers for fast use. Otherwise, focus on breakfast foods that have been previously prepared or require no preparation to eat "on-the-go" in your car or while you wait for public transportation or your carpool buddy. Fill your fridge and pantry with things like raw fruits, bagel thins like those found at Klosterman Baking Company, and muffins, yogurt, sandwiches, string cheese and microwavable one-minute oatmeal and rice.
One of the biggest problems that many workers have is that they lose track of time in the morning while searching for different things like articles of clothing and accessories, important documentation, outgoing mail, a phone, a wallet, an umbrella and car or house keys. Take fifteen minutes or more every night to prepare for the morning ahead. Put out your clothing for the next day. Also, make certain that anything that has to go out the door with you is sitting on a counter or table top near it so that you can just grab the items on the way out. If you take your children to school before work in the morning, make certain that they have followed the same plan of preparation for the next day.
Some workers try to push personal tasks into their morning schedules because they feel too tired after work to deal with things like bills, phone calls, cleaning and appointments. Try to schedule most of your personal tasks for the mornings and afternoons of days that you have off. By doing this, you can then move less stressful and time-consuming tasks to your evenings.
Too often people who rush earn a reputation for often being late to work. Save yourself the headaches and hassle associated with racing around every day before work and potentially the horror of looking for a new job. Try these simple strategies today.
Written By: Emma Sturgis