And now, it’s time for another excellent guest post from Devan T.-L., who last weighed in on the importance of making a bunch of ice ahead of time. This is one of those steps that seem obvious but really and truly does make a huge difference for how in control of your day you feel. It should be noted here that the photo is a dramatic reenactment of my clothes laid out; Devan would surely have more masculine choices.
This one may remind you of something your parents may have made you do as a child. What most people don’t realize is that this wasn’t just a way for them to make sure you weren’t running around trying to put together an outfit 3 minutes before the bus arrives. This was one of many ways they were trying to prepare you for adulthood.
First, realize what you’re going to be doing tomorrow. Are you going into work? Have a day off and going to the beach? Planning on going out with friends? Whatever situation is going to be the first one you encounter after leaving the house (usually work), that’s the one you lay out an outfit for. You can lay out others to plan ahead for further into tomorrow, but that’s not as necessary since the morning is usually when there’s more of a time crunch.
One benefit of planning your outfit the night before: You’re far more relaxed and able to figure out what items work together, where that belt you wanna wear is, if that pair of slacks actually has a stain on the back, etc. If you’re trying to rush out the door with nothing but a Pop-Tart in your stomach, these things might seem secondary to you (or just slip your mind all together).
Overall, planning your outfit ahead of time just shows how put-together you are (even if you’re not … yet), it eases your mind in the morning (because that’s one less thing you have to do before you walk out the door), and it can help you do feel more confident, more adult.
Now be a good dear and finish your Pop-Tart.