Let’s face it, getting ready for school during exams can sometimes feel like an extreme sport - but it doesn't have to be stressful. These morning tricks will have you relaxed and punctual during exam season.

Prepare your clothes on Sunday

We know you’ll probably be exhausted the night before your exam, and preparing your clothes may seem like a mammoth task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you line up all the clothes or uniform you need for the week and arrange them in order (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.) then all you have to do in the morning is grab a hanger and go. Make sure your clothes are ironed and organised right down to your socks. This is definitely a timesaver.

Plan lunch and snacks the night before

Planning is really the key to getting anything done efficiently and in record time. If your lunch and snacks are packed, and your breakfast is prepped the night before your exam then all that’s left to do in the morning is rock and roll. This also means that you’re most likely eat healthier since you won’t need to hit the tuck shop for snacks - since you’ll be getting a full, nutritious breakfast and lunch.

Get a low maintenance hairstyle

Low maintenance hairstyles can be boring, but they’re exactly what you need during exams. Get a hairstyle like cornrows, that needs little to no maintenance, or something that you can touch up the night before and wake up ready to go. Not only will you save time in the morning, but you won’t have the added stress of fussing over your hair on top of everything else.

Do it in twos

Your morning schedule should be such that you can do two things at the same time. So whether it’s eating breakfast while packing your schoolbag, or brushing your teeth in the shower, multitasking in the morning is a major timesaver. So think about whatever is you need to do in the morning and see how you can pair it all up.

Put everything in the same place

Putting everything you need in the same place everyday means you’ll spend less time looking for stuff and have enough time to ease into your day. You shouldn’t have to search for your shoes on the morning of an exam, or shuffle through your drawers to find your spare calculator — designate one place for all your needed items and enjoy stress-free mornings.

There you have it, the solution to those nightmarish exam mornings only involves a bit of planning and preparation. Since you’re already slaying those academics, you can be on top of your morning game.

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