I've mentioned about a million times how much I am NOT a morning person. This was especially rough for me last year when my morning duties started at 6:45, meaning I was arriving at school at 6:15 to get myself situated for the day.
If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I like to get myself as ready as possible the night before. I will pack a lunch (if Joel's not doing that for me in the morning), pick out my clothes, shower, flat iron my hair, and even put on my makeup BEFORE going to bed so I can be ready in a jiffy.
I know! I know! I shouldn't wear makeup to bed. I promise I don't wear that much makeup... but I know it's still bad. I'm working on this. But the alternative, if I'm honest, is that I just don't wear any. It's usually the first thing to go from my routine if I'm in a crunch for time. That and straightening my hair.
You can pretty much tell the kind of day I'm having by my face and hair. Erin on a good day = flat ironed hair and pretty makeup. Erin on a bad day = curly hair and not a drop of mascara.
I don't know about you, but I just feel better about myself and my day if I take the time to put myself together. Which means I'm in this constant battle with time. Do I allow myself to enjoy a few extra minutes of blissful slumber, or do I drag myself out of bed and take the time to make myself look presentable?
Well, the good news, I'm learning, is that it doesn't have to be such a battle. My beautiful friend, Tricia, who has spent her recent years as an expert Benebabe, shared her secrets for the perfect 5-minute face. And seriously, if I can look like her when I'm done, I'll set my alarm 5 minutes earlier.
I'm going to try really hard to make the commitment to this 5-minute face this school year so I can start each day with confidence.
We'll see how long this lasts! ;)