At, eXO we’re working hard to deliver skincare that will streamline your regimen and transform how you look and feel. But our zest for simplicity extends beyond the bathroom cabinet. We believe that life should be radically simple— beginning with your morning routine—so you can spend time and energy on what matters most.
We’ve all been there. Alarm clock sounds. We hit snooze. We eventually stumble blindly to the kitchen, fumble with the coffee pot and thumb through social media while we wait for our vital first cup of coffee. Then we shuffle back to the bedroom, pour over our overly-stuffed closet and shake our heads as we exclaim “I have nothing to wear.” Say goodbye to mornings like this, as we share our approach to starting your day simply on the right foot.
Make Breakfast Ahead of Time
The night before, prep the coffee pot and make sure your breakfast is turnkey. Like smoothies? Store the ingredients you’ll need for your smoothie in a mason jar or baggie overnight. In the AM, just add your bag and liquids to the blender, and voila! Breakfast is ready.
Choose Your Outfit the Night Before
Don’t even get us started on the need to pare down your wardrobe, but for now, we’ll settle for recommending that you choose clothes the night before. Glance at your calendar to see what your day looks like, then check the weather; the level of formality of your day and the forecast will impact what you choose to wear. Start by choosing your shoes and then working your way up, eventually ending with your accessories. You can even make sure you’ve selected and readied your handbag—nothing is more of a time-suck that looking everywhere for your keys or cell phone.
Make Your Cabinets Lean and Mean
Categorize your shelves and closets so each area has a reason for being. Keep dental care on the first shelf, face products on the second shelf, and make-up in its dedicated own spot. You’ll be surprised at how much time your save just by knowing exactly where everything is. If we had our way we’d simplify your make-up routine, but that’s a story for another time.
Work First, Email Later
As soon as you get into work, avoid the need to dive head first into your emails. Usually, that will pull you into a vortex of fielding requests for other people versus doing meaningful work. Get the bulk of your “thinking” work done first thing. If you’ve got a presentation to put together, a speech to write, or design work to complete, do that first, then turn to your emails. It will ensure that you start your day in the most productive way possible.