Mornings can be particularly stressful, especially if you’re not a morning person. If you’re sure that those people that get up early to go for a run and then go to work are mythical creatures, you’re probably struggling with your mornings. Know that you’re not alone in this. Many people struggle with this. You don’t need to be one of those people that get up at 4AM to go exercise, but you can make changes for stress-free mornings. A lot of has to do with how you spend your evenings. Here are 5 things you can do to change your morning game.

1. What are you going to wear?

Most people go to bed and figure out their work-outfit that day. Even if you’re working in a uniform, you still have to wear something on your way to work. And you don’t have it always figured out in advance. A super useful thing is to actually think of what are you going to wear the night before. Today, you can easily check the forecast for tomorrow with just a few clicks. Now you have one worry less for the morning.

2. What are you going to do tomorrow?

When you come off work, you probably don’t want to think about work. You’ve just got home and you want to rest. That’s perfectly understandable, and you should do your thing when you get home. However, when the evening comes, take a little time to go over things you have to do tomorrow when you get to work. That way you won’t feel overwhelmed when you come to work in the morning. You’ll already have a brief plan in bullet points.

3. Do something you love

The way we are living our lives is pretty hectic, and it seems like there’s never enough time to do anything. However, a lot of it depends on how you spend your time. You should always find a little bit of time for yourself. If you have children, that can be a hard task. But to be able to take care of others, you need to take care of yourself. This is why it is good for you to find some time in the evening for some hobby that will make you happier. You will go to bed in a better mood and wake up in a better mood as well. And there’s no better way to start your morning than feeling your best.

4. Take a relaxing shower

Taking a shower before you go to bed is such a rewarding thing. You will sleep ten times better. The steam will help you relax, and the time you spend in the shower is your time. Play some music in the background and go under that jet of water. The process itself is very relaxing and sleeping while squeaky clean is even better.

5. Go to bed early

You know that proverb ‘early to bed, early to rise’? Well, there’s a lot of wisdom in that proverb. You might call yourself a night owl and love to watch TV until you can’t keep your eyes open anymore. But if you want to have stress-free mornings, it may be time to change your ways. Go to bed earlier than usual and you will feel so much better in the morning. Sleep deprivation is no joke. Do yourself a favor and work on your sleeping schedule. You won’t believe how much of a difference it makes. It may be difficult in the beginning, but if you’re consistent, it will pay off.

Each of these things is a step forward, but if you incorporate all 5 of them into your evening routine- you will benefit greatly from it. Your will have stress-free mornings and enjoyable evenings. Now you only have to figure out what you’re going to do in between.