I’m not a morning person. Given the
opportunity, I enjoy sleeping to noon daily and taking my sweet time
to get dress. I like long, hot showers and playing with hair in the mirror
for 15 minutes or longer, as I ensure each hair is positioned just right.
Be that as it may, we can’t always have it our way – life
is not like a Burger King. Instead, we often have to make a series of
Early appointments are the way of the world. Waking up in the morning,
after hitting the snooze button about three to five times, we typically
rush to shower, dress and fight traffic to be on time. In the process
of our morning routine, we often sacrifice our personal appearance by
putting on a ball cap, hair scrunchy or go al natural.
We find ourselves in our cars, driving with one hand while shaving and
applying makeup with the other free hand in between red lights and stop
signs. Yet, our appearance and personal grooming is a direct reflection
of us. Don’t we enjoy looking good? When we attend our 8 o’clock
class in our pajama pants, flip-flops and cap, it speaks to our poor
planning or laziness. Attending morning classes, unshaven, hair disheveled
and our clothing wrinkled, sends a message to our peers, professors and
Understandable, we are not all morning people. However, with a little
planning and preparation, we can give the impression we are. No one needs
to know we hate mornings. Our morning routine can be condensed to about
5 minutes; we need not spend hours before sunrise grooming, in order
to look good.