Busy moms and working women alike will understand that getting ready isn’t always easy. There are kids that need to be dressed, breakfast that needs to be made and traffic that could be avoided the earlier you get out of the house. But that doesn’t leave much time to feel as good as you can before you start your day. Here are four confidence-boosting tips for getting ready if you only have five minutes to yourself in the morning.
Have a Simple Skin Care Routine
Often times, confidence begins with the skin, which is why it’s important to ensure you are giving your face the love it deserves before you get your day started. Take the time to speak to a dermatologist or aesthetician about the right products and procedures for your skin so that you can feel your best with only a simple morning skin care routine.
This includes determining the best moisturizer for your skin type and the most effective under eye creams to reduce morning puffiness and give you a fresh look with minimal effort. If you don’t have the time every day to apply makeup, consider making skin care your primary focus so that you can feel put together when running out the door.
Wear Your Favourite Outfit
Sometimes, the easiest way to feel your best when you don’t have much time is by putting on your favourite outfit. I’m sure there’s one that’s already popped into your head. It might be a dress that fits perfectly around the bust or a pair of jeans that always seem to hug all the right spots.
Whatever your favourite outfit looks like, use it as the building block to a confident morning routine alongside your quick skin care. You can plan it out the night before and throw it on for an early school drop off or to run any errands. Even something as simple as a bold pair of shoes will make you feel ready to take on the day and look good while doing it.
Get In That Water!
If you are really short on time, but want to feel rejuvenated before you start your day, then be sure to start drinking water as soon as you wake up. Not only will it elevate your mood and kick-start your metabolism, but it will also give your skin that glow that we try so hard to replicate with dewy highlighters.
Staying hydrated is so important for your overall health, so if there’s only one thing you have time to do, make it drinking a tall glass of water. It’ll save you the time it takes to slather on moisturizers and serums because you’ll be waking up plump and refreshed every day.
Embrace Your Natural Beauty
When in doubt, take a page from Beyoncé’s book and embrace that you woke up like this. Add some texturizing spray to enhance the messy hair look and use your 5 minutes to add makeup that emphasizes your best features. If you’re really at a loss for feeling empowered and reassured, check out Cat and Nat’s book all about embarrassing truths about motherhood. It might give you the chuckle that you need to feel a bit more understood and confident.
It isn’t always easy to feel your best with a busy schedule and a family to take care of, so make the most of what you’ve got. Remember—you are just as important as any other aspect of your life, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself when you do find more time. Making space for some necessary relaxation after a stressful week is vital for both your mental and physical health down the line. Whether it’s just 5 minutes or an hour, it’s important to take some time for yourself so that you can be the best version of you all day, every day.